Brandeis Conejo Valley Chapter - Community Service





Summer 2019:


SOCIAL JUSTICE/COMMUNITY SERVICE COMMITTEE updates

Your assistance is requested as we continue to actively be invoived in the SOCIAL JUSTICE/COMMUNITY SERVICE component of our chapter. Kindly consider lending your support to our efforts. For more information on how you can be participate contact:

Elaine Leff - elaine@socal.rr.com Janet Brasler - jbrazlips@gmail.com
  • Dots for Tots - On August 28th and 29th, we will be working with the Braille Institute to prepare board books for children (for more informations CLICK HERE!).
  • Community Dinner - Wednesday, October 23rd, in conjunction with TAE - we will be feeding 50 food insecure people in our community.
  • Walk to End Alzheimer's - Saturday, October 26th
~~ Non-perishable food for the Manna Food Pantry will be collected at our Special Events through-out the year.

~~ We conduct an ongoing collection of Sunday Comics & Parade Magazines for the Troops & aluminum can tabs for the Ronald McDonald House.

~~ In December, Toys will be collected for Jewish Family Service’s SOVA Community Resource Service.

Do you have a personal connection to a local charitable organization? We are always looking for ways that our members can be of service. Do check our website frequently for other Social Justice opportunities!
Committee members Elaine Leff, Jessie Pearlman, Sharon Billone, Margie Bauer and Elisa Lazarus put together 100 gift bags for parents staying at Ronald Mc Donald House while their children are being treated at Children's Hospital.

We are collecting toiletries and gift items for Ronal McDonald House and SOVA.

3 Study Groups: "The Happy Wanderers"; "Lunch/Salon" and "Day Time Trotters" donated lovely gift items brought during their annual planning meetings. Those gift items were donated to Conejo Valley Charities.

We delivered toys, food and gift bags to Ronald Mc Donald House during this holiday season. House staff, volunteers and parents of children were welcoming and very appreciative. We enjoyed a heartfelt-delightful and fun afternoon with lots of hugs and kisses.



MITZVAH MAVENS

We are a group of gals pleased to be of service to preform the MITZVAH of being at a home while mourners are attending a funeral. We will let in the delivery of the food so it will be set-up for the return of the mourners.

If you are interested and would enjoy doing this Mitzvah {we welcome you} or if you need this MITZVAH call Gertie Sanders 805-230-1252 or Judy Perlman 818 878 0483.
Gertie will then contact one of the MAVENS.
(There is a Bereavement Support Group that meets at Temple Etz Chaim, Thousand Oaks the 2nd. and 4th. Wednesday From 9:30am. to 10:30am. Call for more information to: 805-497-6891. NO CHARGE. )

The Mavens are: Jessie Pearlman. Bev Sklar. Elaine Blonder. Elaine Leff Frona DeCovnick.


'For The Troops' letter to Brandeis Conejo valley
(click on the image to read)



'For The Troops' Certificate of Appreciation
(click on the image to view)


Divas at 'For The Troops'
This becomes a tradition!


4 years in a row our study group "Day Time Divas" dedicates a day to make care packages for our troops.

These small contributions to our men and women who served and protect our country every day make everyone feel uplifted and this outing always gets the most attendance.

Every year we get letters from the organization with thank you notes from our soldiers serving all over the world.

The following are some of the institutions and programs with which we are involved:

Books are collected and donated to local libraries.

MANNA FOOD BANK: We collect and deliver canned and dry food to be distributed at the MANNA food distribution center (There will be a collection barrel at our special events).

RONALD McDONALD HOUSE: We collect soda can tabs that are reconstituted and converted to cash to assist Ronald McDonald House.

FOR OUR TROOPS: We collect toiletries and magazines to send to our men and women in the military.

FOOD FORWARD.org: Our members designate to Food Forward those gardens with excess fruit and vegetables. The trees are then picked and food donated to food pantries.

BOOK DISTRIBUTION: We collect books to donate to schools and organizations. .

HOLIDAY TOY COLLECTION: We deliver unwrapped toys to many CONEJO VALLEY ORGANIZATIONS and Jewish Family Service.