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Curb Your Mitzvah

CURB YOUR MITZVAH

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have ways you can help our neighbors in need with contact-free food donation drop off, mask making, and decorating kindness cards!

BANK BUDDY CURBSIDE DONATIONS
Shop in your pantry for our most needed items to help us stock the shelves of our Community Needs Bank to donate food to our neighbors in need:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Canned Tuna, Chicken, Sardines, and Salmon
  • Cereal
  • Shelf-stable Milk
  • Ensure
  • Toilet Paper
  • Diapers and Pull-Ups

Bring your donations and personal message (see below) to our Community Needs Bank for curbside, contact-free drop off!
At Sid Jacobson JCC’s Community Needs Bank
200 Forest Drive, Suite 11 (click here for directions)
Sundays, May 17, May 24, and May 31
12-2pm

KINDNESS CARDS
Create a postcard or card with a personal message that can be sent with a packaged meal to our neighbors in need.
At Sid Jacobson JCC’s Community Needs Bank
200 Forest Drive, Suite 11 (click here for directions)
Sundays, May 17, May 24, and May 31
12-2pm

MASK MAKING
All mask-making hands on deck! If you’re already a mask-maker or are looking for a way to contribute to the good of the community during the days of COVID-19, we need your help! Sewn or no-sew masks are being made for the most vulnerable SJJCC members and for our partner, the Love Your Neighbor Project, a grassroots effort donating masks to those in need in Nassau County. Help us impact the daily lives of those who need us the most!

Use your own fabric or fabric can be picked up and completed masks dropped off on Sundays during Curb Your Mitzvah, 12-2pm. For all drop offs, please specify if the masks are donated to SJJCC or the Love Your Neighbor Project. You can use your own mask template, or any number of DIY tutorials found online. A few examples include The No-Sew T-Shirt MaskQuilt in a Day’s surgical mask cover template, or Instructable Crafts DIY cloth face mask template. Fabric is provided to you courtesy of The Fortunoff Family, and brought to you through the support of The Bristal Assisted Living.
At Sid Jacobson JCC’s Community Needs Bank
200 Forest Drive, Suite 11 (click here for directions)
Sundays, May 17, May 24, and May 31
12-2pm

KINDNESS ROCKS
Looking for a fun project for all ages? Collect some rocks and decorate them with a kind message to be added to our Tikkun Olam Rock Garden, located right outside the entrance at SJJCC!
Drop-off anytime at 300 Forest Drive

Susan Berman

Director, Center for Community Engagement

(516) 484-1545 x202

Leading SJJCC’s mission to positively impact the world is Susan Berman, Director of Community Engagement. Susan received a master’s degree from Touro College and is an experienced community organizer with…

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