It doesn't take a lot of money to make a difference. Listed below are current community needs in the amount of $100. If you have any questions or to make a donation, please contact Beatrice Fine or log in to DonorCentral to give through your Donor Advised Fund.
$100 can provide:
- The Epsten Gallery is creating free art project kits for families to pick up at parks and other public spaces. $100 would provide 20 kits.
- $100 will provide 10 meals to home-bound seniors through the Kosher Meals on Wheels program.
- The J's middle school summer camp, BOOM!, will be making kits for the homeless during their Mitzvah Week. $100 would provide disposable masks, water bottles, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, etc., for the kits.
- For Jewish Family Services, a $100 grant could provide: kosher food for a family of 4 for one week; a counseling session for an uninsured individual experiencing a mental health crisis; 10 personal protection equipment (PPE – masks, gloves, sanitizer) care packages for older adults; or, a month of incontinence supplies for 4 older adults.
- The Jewish Federation is accepting donations on behalf of JAFI (Jewish Agency for Israel) who is seeking $100 to purchase several simple-to-operate, inexpensive thermometers. They would like to provide thermometers to each of the elderly Amigour housing residents (including many Holocaust survivors) which will allow possible cases of COVID-19 infection to be immediately isolated and checked, halting the deadly spread of the virus.
- For JVS, $100 could provide: a family with a month of utility assistance as they catch up on bills; safety and cleaning materials needed for work and social distancing; food, diapers and basic hygiene needs for a family of four for a month; or, safe transportation to and from work for an individual for a month.
- Tikkun KC is a local nonprofit that buys distressed and abandoned single family homes, then renovates and sells them to low income individuals and families. $100 could help with homeowner utility payments since the utility turn-off moratorium may expire soon. Other ways $100 could help include purchasing box fans to cool off homes or purchasing groceries, which are always needed.
- $100 would provide Village Shalom with 10 - 16 oz containers of hand sanitizer, or 1,500 disinfecting wipes.