|Organization||Contact Person||JRC Member||Contact information||Website||Opportunity or Task||Age Requirement||Location||Time Commitment||Kids who've done this|
|Be the Match||Melissa Williams||No||MWilliams@itxm.org||https://bethematch.org/?gclid=CPCZh5GH49ECFVC4wAodNQoPhg||Bone Marrow Registry||Arranged to do it at JRC||Mason Stern|
|Bernie's Book Bank||https://www.berniesbookbank.org/||Book Drive for underprivileged children, sort and bag books during drop-in hours||Gladstein family; Beth Gladstein - email@example.com|
|JRC Chesed||Lou Weiss||Yesfirstname.lastname@example.org||Making meals, sending cards to JRC members in need, providing food for shiva.|
|Connections for the Homeless||Lisa Todd||Noemail@example.com||http://www.connect2home.org/family-friendly-open-to-all-ages.html||Connections for the Homeless is an Evanston non-profit whose mission is to provide housing and supportive services to move individuals and families out of the shadow of homelessness. They have family-friendly volunteer opportunities such as assembling homeless outreach kits, volunteering at Hilda's Place shelter which can include organizing clothes and cleaning, and cooking breakfast or dinner at Hilda's Place. They also have weekly and long-term opportunities||Any - family friendly||Evanston||See website||Leo Hurtig and Adam Weiss|
|Cradles to Crayons||Jessica Lewis||No|
Donation drive for Chicago area children in need. Volunteer at The Giving Factory to process the donated goods that flow in on a regular basis. Each station in our warehouse includes inspecting, sorting, and packaging donations to ultimately be distributed to the children we serve. B'nei Mitzvah students can also participate in the Teen Leadership Program for a more indepth experience.
Age 5 and up for The Giving Factory
|Donation Drive - arrange at JRC; Giving Factory - Chicago/Logan Square||Giving Factory - 2 hour shift||Talia Berger-White (also did Teen Leadership Program)|
|Figure Skating in Harlem (FSIH)||http://figureskatinginharlem.org/|
provides access to figure skating and different forms of support to underprivileged girls living in Harlem. I raised money by having people pledge a certain ammount of money for every jump I was able to land at skating (out of the jumps I was working on that summer).
|Interfaith Action of Evanston||Sue Murphy||Nofirstname.lastname@example.org||http://www.interfaithactionofevanston.org/||Interfaith Action of Evanston serves people who are hungry and homeless. Socks and gloves are always a need during this cold weather, and umbrellas when the spring rain begins. Our guests also appreciate healthy snacks that they can put in their backpacks. And hygiene items are always welcome!|
|JRC Sunday Soup Kitchen||Ann Kaplan-Perkins or Jackie Kaplan-Perkins||Yes||Ann - email@example.com Jackie - firstname.lastname@example.org||https://www.jrc-evanston.org/tikkun-olam/soup-kitchens||Generally every other month - the volunteers purchase, prepare and serve dinner to approximately 80-100 individuals. Youth volunteers 12+ are welcome if with a parent. We encourage B'nai Mitzvah students to become active volunteers and see it as a meaningful ongoing social service project.||St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Evanston||2-4:30 pm|
|Jesse White Tumblers||Ms. Denne||Noemail@example.com|
|JRC Thursday Soup Kitchen||Steven Fox||Yesfirstname.lastname@example.org||https://www.jrc-evanston.org/tikkun-olam/soup-kitchens||Generally once a month - the volunteers purchase, prepare and serve dinner to approximately 100-125 individuals. Youth volunteers are welcome if with a parent. We encourage B'nai Mitzvah students to become active volunteers and see it as a meaningful ongoing social service project.||First United Methodist Church in Evanston (home to our High Holiday Services)||4:30-6 pm or 5:45-7 pm|
|JRC Garden||Larry Goldberg||Yesemail@example.com ; 847/414-5804||Become part of the Garden Hands team and experience a sustainable landscape “up close and personal.” You will commit to working in the garden with the JRC Garden Hands about a day a week from early spring through the first frost in October, helping with gardening and learning about what it takes to maintain and continue to build a sustainable landscape||JRC|
|JRC Gender Inclusion Task Force||Vickie Korey or Nicki Bazer||Yes||TBD|
|Keshet - Buddy Baseball||Leslie Klassman||No||(847) 913-1926 or Marni Sommerfield at firstname.lastname@example.org.||https://www.keshet.org/recreation.html||"Buddy" volunteers are paired up with an individual with disabilities to assist them in playing baseball. A brief orientation before the game is offered. Games are adult pitched and supervised.||Kendrigan Field in Buffalo Grove||Sundays, May-June or Aug-Sept. Commitment is on a game by game basis.||Zach Marshall|
|Keshet - Buddy Basketball or Buddy Bowling||See above||No||See above||See above||Similar to Buddy Baseball except it's basketball or bowling|
|Kindness Connection||http://www.thekindnessconnection.org/the-team.html||Organized an arts and crafts project (making gifts for adoption packages; chew toys, decorated food bowls, picture frames) to benefit Heartland Animal Shelter.||Nutkevitch family|
|Neonatal Unit at Prentice Women's Hospital||Susie Rosenberg||Noemail@example.com||Sewing heart shaped loveys for babies in the neonatal intensive care unit so they can smell their parents scent.||Lila Garfield|
|Operation Beautiful||https://www.facebook.com/OfficialOperationBeautiful/||Initiative to put post-it notes everywhere and send positive messages to people||Holstein Family, Kim Holstein - firstname.lastname@example.org|
Ravenswood Community Services
RCS hosts a weekly food pantry and community dinner for people coming to the food pantry. Ari cooked over 100 pieces of baked goods (typically cookies but also brownies) to be served at the community dinner.
|Reach Out and Read||Aimee Crow||Yesemail@example.com||http://www.reachoutandread.org/our-story/||We welcome all new and very gently used books for kids 0-18. If someone wants to do a book drive or fundraising project around literacy I would give them a tour and they could see the kids picking out the books.||Any||Erie Family Health, Evanston||N/A|
|Room to Read||www.roomtoread.org||They help build schools and libraries for girls in Asia and Africa. We had no contact person - the organization web site has a facility for creating your own fundraising page, which we did. Ronni’s project was that she recorded some “audiobooks” with her friends — stories from the public domain that they read aloud and uploaded to a web site where people could download them to listen with their kids. If they liked them or were so moved, they could make a contribution to Room to Read.||Ronni Lewis; Mom, Debi Lewis - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sarah’s Circle||Mary NeCastro, Development Assistant||No||773.728.1014, ext 314||Collected toiletries for the shelter|
Interviewed and wrote an article about vendors. She solicited donations for them at her luncheon.
|The Ark||Diane Krugel||No||773-681-8979 email@example.com||Food pantry, soup kitchen, pack & deliver baskets||Chicago||Emily Libman and Louie Siegel|
|YWCA||Anne Wolff||Nofirstname.lastname@example.org||Help teach swimming to young children||Katie Segall|
|Uptown Cafe||Jason Osborn||Yesemail@example.com||https://www.juf.org/tov/uptown-cafe-faq.aspx||Soup kitchen in Chicago's uptown neighborhood||12 and up||Chicago||Jason Osborn and daughter, Celia Osborn|