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1ST RATE 2ND HAND THRIFT STORE
This Federation thrift shop relies on volunteers from Jewish organizations in Tucson to sort and sell donations. In turn, funds will be distributed to the organizations based on a percentage of volunteer hours worked.
Please show your support for the Thrift Store by donating or volunteering some of your time. Your donations are tax deductible to the amount permitted by law and within IRS guidelines
Volunteers needed! We need parents, grandparents, or anybody who is reliable and trustworthy to help us get back in to school. Volunteers will be directing kids and parents to classrooms, assisting teachers, help with the book fair, and many other tasks. There cannot be too many volunteers so please call now if you are interested. Contact Rina Liebeskind, 512-8500.
FRIDAY NIGHT SHABBAT SERVICES
Do you want to perform a Mitzvah?Then, you’ve come to the right place! Help us set up and clean up for Friday Night Services at Handmaker. Tasks would include: setting out tablecloths, challah, grape juice, candles, and prayer books before services and cleaning up what is left out after services. Please contact Skye at 512-8500 or sign up by clicking here.if you are interested.
TASHLICH FOR FAMILIES: THROW AWAY YOUR MISTAKES WITH OR CHADASH
We invite our families to join us at the Mehl Park on River Road (just West of Pontatoc) on September 12th from noon to 1:00 p.m. Bring in your picnic blankets and have lunch with us as we welcome the Jewish New Year with the ceremony of Tashlich. Traditionally, Tashlich is performed between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur to get rid of our “mistakes” as we recite Tashlich prayers (throw away in Hebrew). Emptying our pockets is another way to symbolize our wish to begin the Jewish New Year with a “clean slate” and be forgiven by God.
HANDMAKER JEWISH SERVICES FOR THE AGING
Help us support our new Friday night home by volunteering. Work in campus activities by spending time in the Adult Day Health Care helping the elderly, developmentally disabled or those with memory impairment. Assist in the nursing home or assisted living with residents by reading to them, going for a walk on campus, playing games or just socializing. There is also a need for teaching residents how to email and assist with web design.
Contact Ann Lopez at 547-6001 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Services) NEWS
(Formerly NWIC - Northwest Interfaith Center)
CHANGE FOR THE BETTER
At last, a solution to all those holes in your pockets and purses! Or Chadash is offering you a safe and welcome place to put your loose change—in our ICS “Change for the Better” bank.
Congregation Or Chadash has been a member of Interfaith Community Services (ICS) since 2001, helping Tucson’s growing population of elderly, disabled and homebound individuals and families in financial crisis maintain independent and quality lifestyles. Every year our congregation pledges financial support for ICS, and our volunteers assist by driving neighbors to medical appointments and food shopping, by helping in the ICS Food Bank, and by donating to this vital Tucson community service organization.
Bring your loose change to our office. We’ll collect your bothersome and weighty coins, and when the ‘bank’ is full, we’ll count ’em up and donate what we’ve collected to help Or Chadash help ICS make a change for the better.
Interfaith Community Services
Caring Drivers Needed: Join our team of drivers making a world of difference. Drive senior neighbors to medical appointments or grocery shopping. Transport when you are available Monday–Friday for about three hours. ICS offers mileage reimbursement for transportation volunteers. Specific needs are in zip codes 85705, 11, 12, 16, and 19. Training provided.
Food Bank: Clean out your Cupboards! We need spaghetti sauce, jelly, canned fruit, and canned meat; also, infant formula, diapers sizes 3 and 4, and personal hygiene items. There is an ongoing need for staples like soup, cereal, Jell-O, pasta noodles, and ready to eat foods for travelers.
GAP Installers: Can you install and program a digital answering machine? If so, we need your help. The new Personal Safety Dialer program needs volunteers to install the dialer unit and instruct recipients and responders on how to use them in zip codes 85705, 11, 12, 16, and 19. Minimum time commitment: one to two hours once a week. Training provided.
Office Volunteers Needed: Answer phones, greet visitors, help with office projects, and use the computer in the ICS office. Greatest needs are all day Friday and other afternoons and mornings. The office is open 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Shifts available morning and afternoon. Training provided. Free Coffee.
Visit www.icstucson.org click here for information or call 297-6049, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
We offer many thanks to St. Andrew's, our Executive Council and Board of Directors, and many, many volunteers who make this innovative and now award winning program possible.
Drive away hunger: Mobile Meals delivers meals to 93 seniors Monday through Friday. We’re looking for extra drivers for the summer, a perfect experience for parents and kids! Deliver once a week or as a substitute.
Come enjoy our A/C! Office volunteers wanted Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings. Answer phones, greet guests, and help with
general office work all while enjoying our free coffee and cool A/C! Shifts are once a week 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Food Bank: donations have hit the summer slump! This is a great time to clean out your pantries on behalf of families in need. Tuna, peanut butter, jelly, pasta sauce are most needed.
Do you enjoy sewing? If you do, we have a great volunteer opportunity for you! If you have a sewing machine and a few hours to spare, we can use your help sewing Velcro straps for our Mobile Meal trays. Materials provided.
Handy Helpers Wanted!
A great opportunity for those who are good with a hammer, rake or screw driver! We assist seniors and disabled with home projects. We match you with a project that complements your talents!
CLIENT Interviewer:Volunteer in the community getting to know our clients. By interviewing our clients, we are able to serve them better. Volunteer a few hours a month or more as an interviewer. Nursing or social work background a plus, caring personality required!
Interfaith Community Services:Formerly NWIC, we are now Interfaith Community Services (ICS). Our name has changed, but not our heart. For more information visit www.icstucson.org or call 297-6049.