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Mitzvah Project Idea: Supplies For Success

If you live on Long Island and are looking for a great idea for a Mitzvah Project or just to perform a Mitzvah with your child, UJA-Federation of New York’s “Supplies for Success” needs your help.

The program works to ensure that children on Long Island return to school with the tools they need to succeed. Families will not have to choose between bread and butter or paper and pens. Last year, the program filled backpacks for more than 3,800 disadvantaged children. This year they hope to reach more.

You can help in the following ways:

Pack and Sort –  Assemble and fill backpacks with school supplies from Tuesday, August 20th to Thursday, August 22nd. The morning shift is from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and the afternoon shift is from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. You need to register and space is limited. R.S.V.P. by Thursday, August 15, 2013.

Purchase and Pack – You can also make a difference by donating supplies or a filled backpack. Some of the items requested include: backpacks, loose-leaf binders, loose-leaf paper, one, three & five subject notebooks, marble notebooks, pocket folders, index cards, book covers, pencil cases, crayons, markers, highlighters, colored pencils, scissors, glue sticks and tape.

Donate – Can’t join them? Your donation of $18 will fill a backpack for one child. Please help as many children as you can. Purchase backpacks and they will fill them for you.

Community service letters will be provided upon request. For more information on “Supplies For Success” or to register, click here. You can also contact Orna Sheena by email at sheenao@ujafedny.org or 516-677-1832.


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