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Mitzvah Day

Sunday, May 19, 2024 11 Iyar 5784

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

A distinguishing aspect of Judaism is that it is a religion of action. It’s not enough to simply have faith; we are commanded to act on that faith - to observe the commandments (mitzvot) and do good deeds. In that spirit, we are happy to be bringing Mitzvah Day back to KKBE. On Sunday, May 19, we will gather as a community in the sanctuary and then take part in a variety of volunteer opportunities to pray with our feet and give back to our community. These opportunities are available to ALL members of the community, children to adults, singles to families, members of KKBE and beyond. Just imagine our impact if we can ALL do a single mitzvah on that day! 

Volunteer Activities

1. CHEER CARDS
Participants will make cards to send out to KKBE's home bound congregants. CAPTAIN: Jane Norris. No Limit to Participants

2. BAKING CLASS
Sara Benfield will lead a baking class, the results of which will be packed and donated to people in the community. CO-CAPTAINS: Sara Benfield and Leslie Archer. Max number in class: 20 

3. HUGUENIN AVENUE  CEMETERY CLEAN UP
Honor our ancestors by cleaning the headstones and clearing the grounds of debris and weeds. Bring your own gloves and tools if you can, but some will be provided. Wear appropriate clothing for yardwork. CAPTAIN: Scott Cohen. No limit to participants. 
 
4. THE BLOOD CONNECTION BLOOD DRIVE
Technicians will be on hand to collect blood donations in the Social Hall between 10:30 - 3:30. Reservations strongly preferred; walk-ins will be accepted as space allows. This drive will be held In Memory of Irene Gilbert, and TBC will donate $25 per donor to KKBE’s Social Action Fund. CAPTAIN: Mark Swick. No limit to participants. Go to https://donate.thebloodconnection.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/226522 to sign up for a time in advance.

5. BEAUTIFYING KKBE
Participants will work together to help maintain our beautiful campus. Activies include polishing silverware, organizing projects around the shul, and planting flowers in our newly renovated courtyard to help bring brightness and life to the outside of the KKBE grounds.  CAPTAIN: Ross Gertner. No limit to participants.
 
6. CHARLEY LOUNGE MOVE
Participants will help move the CHARLEY Lounge to it's new home. CAPTAIN: Melanie Archer. This activity is limited to teenagers/ CHARLEY Members.

Donation Opportunities

1. JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES
JFS will be collecting grocery cards and gas cards for those in need. Cards can be brought or mailed to the KKBE office.
 
2. DONATIONS TO THE CHARLESTON ANIMAL SOCIETY
We will be collecting animal toys, bags and boxes of treats under 5lbs, empty water bottles, cardboard rolls from toilet paper and paper towels, and clean towels and sheets for the local Charleston Animal Society. Drop offs can happen at KKBE between April 3rd and May 19th. CAPTAIN: Deborah Lucash.
 
3. DONATIONS FOR RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE ON-THE-GO MEAL BAGS
Families don't often have the time to prepare a meal while traveling back and forth from the hospital. We will be collecting approved items for the RMHC On-the-Go Meal Kit Program in the desginated box in the KKBE lobby. See an approved list of items HERE.
CO-CAPTAINS: Sara Benfield and Leslie Archer.

Sign up is required in advance for all projects. Please select your project(s). If there is no Captain listed, we are seeking volunteers to step up and help arrange the details. Minimal work involved. Please contact the KKBE Office at 843-723-1090 with any questions or for help registering.

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VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
This activity is limited to CHARLEY/Teenagers
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