Thursday, October 1, 2020

Mitzvah Day

If you are looking to make a difference in helping to combat hunger in our community…don’t miss Mitzvah Day on Sunday February 8th. If you want to experience a unique opportunity to make 50,000 meals with hundreds of our One Family members, young and old…don’t miss Mitzvah Day on February 8th. If you want to feel the joy of participating in a great social action event…you don’t want to miss Mitzvah Day on Sunday February 8th.

For the past seven years, Mitzvah Day has been the highlight of our efforts towards Tikun Olam, which our teaching suggests is humanity’s shared responsibility to heal, repair and transform the world. Helping to feed the hungry is one way that we can help to “heal the world.” Meals of Hope is the organization that we are partnering with again to make this event possible. They provide the food and the packaging materials and we provide the venue and the people to package the meals. The food is distributed to those in need right here in Collier County.

Our goal this year is to raise $10,000 which will enable us to pack 50,000 meals. That translates to only 20 cents per meal. Your donation of only $18.00 means 90 meals. $36.00 will help us make 180 meals and for $72.00…360 meals!  We need to collect your donations immediately so that the supplies can be purchased by Meals of Hope.  You can donate by calling the Temple office at 239-455-3030 to give your credit card or you can mail a check to: Temple Shalom 4630 Pine Ridge Road Naples, FL 34119

Please help us to reach our goal by contributing whatever you can towards this amazing event. Even more important than your contribution is joining us on February 8th from 9:00 to 12:00 noon and share the joy of packing these meals with our One Family and friends.  For more information about Meals of Hope, please check out their website at http://meals-of-hope.org.

Meals of Hope is one of a number of other social action events that morning. We will be decorating hats for children with cancer, collecting backpacks, school supplies and travel size toiletries for the many homeless children in Collier County and making puppets for hospital patients.

Come early at 9:00 AM for breakfast supplied by the Men’s Club. There will be an opening “Mitzvah Rally” at 9:30 AM.  Bring a box of Mac and Cheese for the rally and we will donate it to the food pantry. We will start our projects at 10:00AM.  .  Mitzvah Day at Temple Shalom is a wonderful community service day not only for Temple members but for the whole community.

If you have any questions please call the Temple office at (239) 455-3030. With your help we will make this year’s Mitzvah Day the best ever.

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