Monday, January 18, 2016
We are so grateful to nearly 200 volunteers who came out for our first day of service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in spite of a snowy start and very chilly temperatures. Volunteers did a wide variety of projects to support the Mather Elementary School in Dorchester (the oldest public elementary school in the country) including painting, sweeping, scrubbing, cleaning, organizing the library, and making lunch.
Our youngest volunteers did incredible work, making 200 reusable tote bags, 260 fleece scarves, and 15 fleece blankets that will be donated to local shelters throughout Boston. In addition, they made 30 science kits for Boston public schools. Thank you to those of you who came out and helped us bring the Jewish Community together for a day of service as well as support the Mather School in partnership with City Mission.
We are especially thankful to the many groups that participated in our Service Day. A special thank you to The Rashi School, Prozdor, Temple Beth Elohim, Wellesley, ReachOut!, 384@Kehillath Israel, Temple Beth Shalom, Melrose, and many of JCRC’s board members who came out to give back on the National Day of Service.