Tikun Olam: Social Action This Month at TIS
Blankets and Socks – throughout November
While we’re adjusting the thermostats in our homes, others may not have the means to do so. In fact, meal delivery services that provide to those who can not afford food report that many of their clients are also going without heat.
Your donation of new or VERY GENTLY used blankets and new socks (adult and children sizes) are in need. Bring your contributions to TIS throughout this month. You can also bring them to the TIS Annual Chanukah Party.
Tuesday, December 24th, 11:00 a.m.
This annual event is looked forward to by those who participate as well as those on the receiving end. Click here to learn how you can support those who sacrifice so much for our community.
Jewish Family Service (JFS) Safe Parking
Every night, JFS operates a Safe Parking Program for unsheltered San Diegans living out of their vehicles, many of whom are experiencing homelessness for the first time. As these individuals and families work to lift themselves up out of a difficult situation, many are making a nightly choice between buying food or purchasing gas to get to work and school. Creating further barriers to stability are the isolation and lack of social support that so often accompany homelessness.
The Safe Parking Program provides a welcoming environment, meaningful resources and tools, and dignified support to help families stabilize and transition back into permanent housing. With holistic services focused on basic needs assistance, employment, family wellness, school success, financial education, credit repair, and housing, our goal is to create a pathway out of homelessness while being a support to people where they are now.
We’ll be providing food on Sunday, December 15th, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Email email@example.com or call Beth at 619 697-6001, ext 108 and let her know you would like to participate. Mark you calendar with our upcoming dates:
January 21st, 2020 | February 12th, 2020
March 22nd, 2020 | April 19th, 2020 | May 13th, 2020 | June 23rd, 2020
Hand Up Youth Food Pantry
In partnership with JFS, we’re committed to fighting hunger and making sure that everyone in our community is food secure. In addition to our annual drives during the High Holy Days and Purim, there is always a collection bin in our lobby throughout the year. You do not need to wait until a specific time to bring in items. Feel free to bring a non-perisahble item (or two or three) whenever you’re coming by TIS. Donations need not be kosher.