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SOJAC Donations by the Numbers!

By Sharon Silver, Chair

In November, we welcomed 50 attendees with a SOJAC Shabbat with dinner, a special Rhythm & Ruach, and an outstanding speaker, Joan Grangenois-Thomas. Nearly 100 SOJAC Booklets were distributed, as we worshipped together and focused our learning on the connections between Jewish teachings and the work of SOJAC. Here’s a quick view of what we, as a community, accomplished:

CRC Holiday Gift Drive- December 9th and 16th

  • 120+ Fleece blankets for adults
  • 120+ Activity Books for children ages 4-12
  • Plus hats and gloves for children ages 3 months -4 and $25 gift cards for teens

SOJAC Shabbat Weekend- November 16,17 and 18Th (Mitzvah Day) 

Caritas thanked us for our generosity, counted and told us that we collected for them…

  • 72 cans of vegetables
  • 24 cans of fruit and juice 19 cans of soup
  • 94 bottles of cooking oil!!!!! (About $500)
  • 340 toiletries and hygiene items
  • Over 100 snack bags made by WJC congregants

That does not include…

  • 60+ boxes of diapers for My Sisters’ Place and Providence House
  • 48+ men’s warm winter jackets and sweatshirts for CRC day laborers and Caritas
  • 400+ toiletries and hygiene items for My Sisters’ Place and Providence House
  • Dozens of children’s warm jackets and winter clothing for CRC
  • And more…!

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