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.
As part of our year-long effort to help serve youth experiencing homelessness, we are launching regular monthly drives that collect items needed by Larkin Street Youth Services . Larkin Street provides housing, education and employment training, and health and wellness support to help young people get off the street for good. Each month will be spearheaded by a different group in the Congregation to further integrate our social justice work into ongoing activities.
Tzedek Council’s July/August DRIVE:
Help SF Homeless Youth Obtain Basic Supplies Drive
As part of our year-long effort to help serve youth experiencing homelessness please join the Tribe for Men and Tribe for Women as we collect items needed by Larkin Street Youth Services to help youth experiencing homelessness. Both groups are collecting the items as they get ready for the Tribe for Men’s Annual Camping Trip and the Tribe for Women’s Sonoma Gathering. In July and August, we’ll be gathering basic supplies for life like t-shirts, socks, and underwear to help young people engaged with Larkin Street steadily get back on their feet. Larkin Street’s program provides housing, education, employment training, and health and wellness support to help young people get off the street for good.
Our goal is to donate 50 of each of the following items to help Larkin Street youth clients for the next several months. Please refer to the wishlists at Amazon for the specific types and numbers of items we need to complete our goal. Donation can be dropped off in the Main Office Foyer collection bin or delivered through Amazon.
For Men:(Amazon wishlist link here)
- Reusable water bottles
- Underwear for men
For Women: (Amazon wishlist link here)
- Underwear for women
Have questions? Contact Rebecca Reiner.
Year-round Collection Bins:
We have clothing and household collection bins year-round at Emanu-El for St. Anthony’s and non-perishable food collectin bins for both the San Francisco Food Bank and Jewish Family and Children Services.