Emanu-El Driven to Care
Yearly collection drives to support our local community
Share your bread with the hungry, and take the wretched poor into your home; when you see the naked, clothe them. (Isaiah 58:7)
In Judaism, the mitzvah of Tzedekah (giving to those in need) is not considered a good deed or a generous act—instead it is considered something that should be done simply because it is the right thing to do. At Emanu-El we want to help you achieve this goal through our partnerships with various local non-profit agencies who care for others during their time of need. An easy way to do this is to donate specific items to our monthly collection drives featured on this page. Below are instructions on how you can participate.
How to help:
- View our wish-list below and drop off your donations at Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake Street, SF, Monday – Friday, 9 am-5 pm, or bring your donations with you to Shabbat services.
- Make an online donation by using our Amazon wish-list (link in the featured drive section).
Please only donate items of good quality and only items that you would either use yourself or give to a loved one. For our gently-used item drives, when donating please keep in mind that we are giving them to others to help them feel good, not because it is better than them having nothing.
Featured Collection Drive: August 2017
Donate backpacks & school supplies for Back on Track!
We invite you to support Emanu-El’s K-12 school supply drive for Back on Track (www.backontracksf.org). Starting a new school year can be exciting for many looking forward to back-to-school shopping; yet others dread this time of year as their families cannot afford such necessities such as school supplies, while they are struggling to put food on the table. Some school kids carry their belongings in plastic bags, resulting in low self-esteem, causing underachievement. A new backpack can give these kids the confidence and motivation to succeed.
- Backpacks (neutral colors)
- Binders/binder paper
- Pocket folders
- Pens/erasable pens
- Pencils/colored pencils/mechanical pencils
- Glue sticks
- Sets of highlighters
- Graphic calculators
*If you prefer to purchase items online, please use our Amazon wish-list (items will be shipped to Temple Emanu-El).
Questions? Contact Rebecca Reiner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-751-2541 x170. Thank you for your support!
Don’t forget to save these items for future collection drives:
August: School supplies for Back on Track
September: Non-perishable foods for the SF Food Bank
October: Child Halloween Costumes for Hamilton Families
November/December: Toiletries for Winter Interfaith Shelters
January: Multicultural books for the Jewish Coalition for Literacy
February: Warm coats & jackets for One Warm Coat
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