MLK Day of Service 2020

Family Volunteering

Welcome Blanket Knit-In with Inspo:Expo
For families with children age 2 and up.
Walk-ins welcome!
Time: 1-3:00pm
Location: Congregation Kehillath Israel

Put your knitting skills to the test at this Welcome Blanket Knit-In! Each blanket will be displayed in a pop‐up exhibit (March 20‐21) at KI, as part of HIAS's National Refugee Shabbat, and then sent to local resettlement agencies to be delivered to our newest neighbors.

No knitting skills required! There will be volunteers on site to help field knitting questions. There will also be no-sew fleece blanket making available as well.

St. Stephen's Youth Programs at the Blackstone Elementary School-FULL!
For families with children ages 4 and up.
Time:
9:30-12:00 volunteering, followed by an optional lunch and learning at noon.

Location: Blackstone Elementary School in the South End
Volunteers will be working on beautification and revitalization projects throughout the elementary school. After volunteering, there will be a lunch and discussion about the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and why this day has become a day of volunteering. 

Cradles to Crayons-FULL!
For families with children 5 and up.
Time:
10:00am-12:00pm

Location: Cradles to Crayons in Brighton
Volunteers will help to sort through donations of clothing and toys in the Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory. Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play. They supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities. 

Chelsea Jewish Lifecare
For families with children 5-15.
Time:
10:30-11:30am 

Partner: Epstein Hillel School
Gather at the Shapiro-Rudolph Adult Day Health Center at the Chelsea Jewish Lifecare in Peabody for an engaging intergenerational program.  Individuals of all ages will work together in small groups to create an art collage reflective of the values of MLK. A group sing-along will conclude the program.

Feeding Boston Through Action
For families with children ages 2-12.
Walk-ins welcome!
Time:
10:30am-12:00pm

Partner and location: Vilna Shul
Join the Vilna to make sandwiches for Pine Street Inn. Pine Street Inn partners with homeless individuals to help them move from the streets and shelter to a home and assists formerly homeless individuals in retaining housing. They provide street outreach, emergency services, supportive housing, job training and connections to employment. Pine Street Inn provides over 150 sandwiches daily to those in need across the city.

Birthday Wishes
For families with children 3-9, younger or older siblings welcome.
Walk-ins welcome!

Time:
10:00am-1:30pm

Partner and location: JCC of Greater Boston
Join JCC Greater Boston as we brighten the birthdays of children experiencing homelessness and their families. We will be decorating handmade cards and packing up Birthdays-in-a-Box filled with all of the supplies a family would need to celebrate their child’s birthday with joy.

PJ Library MLK Day Peace Mural Project
Walk-ins welcome!

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Partner: JCC
Location: Ready Set Kids in Arlington
What does peace look like? Participate in a special artist-led peace mural project based on kids' visions of peace. Honor Martin Luther King by coming together to spread a peace-loving message through the power of art.  For more information or weather-related updates, check the JCC Metro North Family Connection on Facebook or contact or 617-841-8009.

Many Helping Hands 365
For families with children 5-15.
Time:
2:00-4:00pm

Partner: The Rashi School
Location: Cambridge City Hall
Join The Rashi School families and volunteers of all ages and backgrounds to work on projects including creating personal care kits with toiletries for homeless teens and adults, creating activity kits for children waiting in hospital emergency rooms, and making Valentine’s Day cards for elderly and homebound adults.

Little Hands, Big Hearts
For Families with children 3-9, siblings welcome
Time: 12:00-3:00pm
Partner: MetroWest Jewish Day School
Location: Temple Shir Tikva Wayland
Get your hands dirty with friends from MetroWest Jewish Day School as we engage in service-oriented craft projects designed to spread kindness and compassion to the greater MetroWest community.

Teen Volunteering

Rebuilding Together Boston
Shift One: 9:00am-12:00pm Only a few spots left!
Shift Two: 1:00-4:00pm  (Volunteers can work both shifts.) FULL
Location: Catholic Charities/Haitian Multiservice Center, 185 Columbia Road in Dorchester
Open to teens ages 12-14 with adult supervision and teens ages 15-17 without adult supervision. Volunteers will be painting and  making interior upgrades to a community center. No construction skills required.

Making and Baking with the Jewish Teen Initiative - Only a few spots left!
Open to MetroWest pre/teens in 6th -12th grades
Time: 12:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Temple Shir Tikva Wayland
Partner: Jewish Teen Initiative
Get cooking and help stock the food supplies of Metrowest food pantries and shelters by making dozens of lasagnas and breads for those in need. No previous cooking experience or synagogue affiliation are required. Participants will also have the opportunity to paint “Stars of Hope” –  painted wooden stars with messages of hope and love –  to help communities heal through the power of art and unity. This project is a collaboration between JCRC and the Jewish Teen Initiative (JTI) with support from CJP’s Metrowest Planning Committee.

Adult Volunteering

St. Francis Soup Kitchen-FULL!
Location: 39 Boylston Street, Copley Square, Boston
Shift one: 9:00-11:00am-FULL
Shift two: 11:00am-1:30pm-FULL
The first shift will be helping to prepare the lunchtime meal and get the soup kitchen ready for lunch service. The second shift will be serving the meal to clients. St. Francis is a day shelter in Back Bay that serves between 300-350 people daily.

Hebrew SeniorLife
Walk-ins welcome!
Location:
Hebrew SeniorLife in Coolidge Corner
Time: 2:00-4:00pm
Join residents and volunteers to support the Safe Communities Act. We will be sharing our own immigration stories and writing letters to our state legislators in support of the Safe Communities Act.

Rebuilding Together Boston- Only a few spots left!
Shift One: 9:00am-12:00pm Only a few spots left!
Shift Two: 1:00-4:00pm  (Volunteers can work both shifts.) FULL
Location: Catholic Charities/Haitian Multiservice Center, 185 Columbia Road in Dorchester
Volunteers will be painting and  making interior upgrades to a community center. No construction skills required.

Welcome Blanket Knit-In with Inspo:Expo
Walk-ins welcome!
Time:
1-3:00pm

Location: Congregation Kehillath Israel

Put your knitting skills to the test at this Welcome Blanket Knit-In! Each blanket will be displayed in a pop‐up exhibit (March 20‐21) at KI, as part of HIAS's National Refugee Shabbat, and then sent to local resettlement agencies to be delivered to our newest neighbors.

No knitting skills required! There will be volunteers on site to help field knitting questions. There will also be no-sew fleece blanket making available as well.

JCRC MLK Day Partners (In Formation)

base
EHS FINAL
Capture
JCCGB_logo_RGB (1)
cropped-NewestJTILogo
KI
Capture
Metro West
moishe-house-logo
Rashi seal 2 color s
shaarei
TE
TI-Logo_Living-Judaism-Together
TI Sharon Logo Vector
thumbnail_Temple Reyim Logo 1 (002)
Vilna

Questions?

Please email Shoshana Edelson.