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A Day of Chesed (kindness), Service and Remembrance

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In honor of the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance, the federally recognized observance, the community is invited to join us for a day of good deeds and charitable service.  A number of activities will take place, including a Rosh Hashanah Holiday Package program in partnership with UJA to benefit Bronx Community Services, a children’s clothing drive sponsored by Kids Kloset, a program of Westchester Jewish Community Services, a teen/adult clothing drive to benefit the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services (JBFCS) and Jewish Child Care Association (JCCA) and a sandwich brigade and boxed cereal collection to benefit Hope Community Services, which provides meals for the hungry in New Rochelle. 

Also planned are a bone marrow drive with the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation, a pet adoption with PetRescue, a blood drive to benefit the blood bank at White Plains Hospital, a DVD collection for Operation Support Our Troops which sends packages to soldiers, toiletries/first aid supplies for AFYA Foundation and hair donations for Locks of Love, an organization that benefits children with medical hair loss.  In total, fourteen local agencies will benefit from the day’s activities.  New this year will be sports activities for children, and intergenerational activities including a concert by Rockmitzvah, a musical ensemble of real rock and roll musicians performing with local teens.  There will also be age appropriate art activities for children as well as teen service projects for both high school (11am-1pm) and middle school (1pm-2pm) students.   A remembrance program will take place at 10:30am. 

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