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JFed Volunteers Kick-off Summer with Service and Fun!

This past Sunday, The Jewish Federation held its third Community Service Day of 2013. Over 100 of our dedicated volunteers participated in projects that helped over 1,000 people!

At The Federation’s annual Gear Up for Camp Day, volunteers distributed supplies to over 450 children (about 150 more than last year!) so that they will be properly equipped for a session at Camp Max Straus in Glendale, the resident camp of Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles. Our phenomenal volunteers also helped serve food, play sports, assist with arts and crafts, danced to DJ tunes with the campers and their families, and distribute toys and other great items to those present. It was a truly joy-filled day!  Many of our Federation divisions came out in force to help, including members of our Community Service Working Group and YALA’s Social Action Committee. Of course, Gear Up for Camp Day would not be possible without the tremendous support of our amazing local businesses and individual sponsors, who so generously donated their goods and resources to help make this event a success. You can find a list of them below. This project was a true testament to the power of community! 

Over at Project Chicken Soup, our volunteers prepared and delivered delicious, nutritional meals to homebound people living with serious illnesses. The recipients were so grateful for the meals and personal visits, especially for the many for whom this is the only point of contact they have with others all week.

We have compiled some wonderful photos from both projects and hope you enjoy looking through them. Don’t forget to join us at our next Community Service Day on August 25th!  

To be placed on our volunteer email list, please fill out our short volunteer registration form. And don’t forget to check us out on Facebook!

 

 

 

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