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During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have ways you can help our neighbors in need!

Help us stock the shelves of our Community Needs Bank by donating:

  • Canned tomatoes
  • Coffee (no Keurig cups)
  • Ensure – chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla flavors
  • Paper goods – paper towels, tissues, and toilet paper
  • Shelf-stable milk
  • Tea
  • Tomato sauce

We are collecting new and gently used children’s books to benefit The Book Fairies. Books should be odor and mold-free and intact with no missing or torn pages or covers. Books must be in boxes when dropped off.

At SJJCC’s Annex
200 Forest Drive, Suite 11, East Hills
Sunday, March 21

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

Create a postcard or card with a personal message that can be sent with a packaged meal to our neighbors in need.

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. Help us impact the daily lives of those who need us the most!

Use your own fabric or you can arrange to pick up fabric from us and drop your completed masks off. You can use your own mask template, or any number of DIY tutorials found online. A few examples include The No-Sew T-Shirt Mask, Quilt 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.

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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