Sunday, November 11, 2012

Stepping Up as Winter Approaches

From the pages of Kadima, the newsletter of Congregation Adas Emuno:

A Report from Annette DeMarco
Social Action Committee Chairperson

Start packing your gently used, warm and comfy mens/womens winter clothing, coats, jackets, scarves, gloves and hats. These items will be divided between the Womens’ Rights Center in Englewood and the HUC soup kitchen in New York. Please bring your donations to the temple [to the closets in the downstairs social hall] now through November 15. That evening, the Social Action Committee members will meet, pack them up, and ship them over.

By the time this article is being read, we would already have had a presentation from Sheila, a representative of Shelter Our Sisters. It would be wonderful to have members volunteer to work at some of their fund raising events. Some are one-time commitments while others are ongoing. Perhaps you can get together with a friend or a few parents of your child’s Religious School class? Just a thought…

Food Drive: Interesting thing about feeding the hungry is that it keeps happening, over and over, a few times each day. For some, it means a battle with calories. For others, well, it means they will keep feeling hungry. This is why we need to keep our participation going!

More thoughts… with the coming of Thanksgiving and Chanukah, here is an idea. When we invite people to our homes to celebrate, let’s ask them to add to the “bountiful harvest” which will be on the dinner table, or to bring one more special, holiday gift in the form of a nonperishable food item. Have a basket set up where these items can be placed. Another way you can contribute is by bringing a food item, or a monetary donation (cash or check) to the Leonia Interfaith Thanksgiving Service that Adas Emuno is hosting on November 21st at 8 PM. These donations will be delivered to the Center for Food Action.

Looking ahead… please keep late afternoon, Sunday, January 27, 2013 open. We will be heading to the shelter in Hackensack to serve the residents and walk-ins. Not available? Maybe you could do some of the cooking, then? Please be on the lookout for more information.

Does anyone know of an organization that collects baby/childrens’ items which go directly to those in need? [or a family?] If so, please email Annette at acheryl21 at with the information!

We realize that everyone cannot become involved with all of the activities listed here. We do need your help, though. Others are counting on us. May we please count on you?

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