Community Service News and Updates:
Spring 2018 :
SOCIAL JUSTICE/COMMUNITY SERVICE COMMITTEE/SUNSHINE
The Social Justice/Community Service Committee of the BNC Conejo Valley Chapter is actively involved in many areas of community service. It is our firm belief that the act of "giving" reaps a two-fold benefit of also "empowering" the giver. Our members are involved in many Social Justice projects, through our Temples and our Chapter. Through your contribution, you can play a part in helping us to reach out to many needy families.
It is my pleasure to give you information or to make arrangements for donation pick-up.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The following are some of the institutions and programs with which we are involved:
LA FAMILIES: A facility for the homeless. Brandeis Conejo Valley donate and deliver toiletries and clothes to this facility.
MANNA FOOD BANK: We collect and deliver canned and dry food to be distributed at the MANNA food distribution center.
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.
SENIOR CITIZEN SHUT-INS: We knit and distribute afghans for the elderly who are immobile.
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.
Green tip: For computers and electronics:
To find the most responsible recyclers go to www.ban.org/pledge/Locations.html.
To find used motor oil hotlines for each state go to www.recycleoil.org
For Ink/toner cartridges: www.recycleplace.com
VERIZON uses OLD CELL PHONES to give to those who need emergency phones.
Should you replace all of your existing lightbulbs with CFLs - they are more expensive - or wait until they burn out?
Compact fluorescent lamps cost about $2 more - but use 75% less energy than standard bulbs and last much longer (10,000 hours compared to 750). You might consider swapping the highest used bulbs first. Change the kitchen bulbs immediately, but you could wait on the guest room. What is important is that you take even a small step towards creating a healthier and more efficient environment.
Email SOCIAL JUSTICE/Community Service Chairman Gertie Sanders email@example.com
with any question.
HERE IS OUR GREEN TIPS LIST:
KAISER-PERMANENTE SUGGESTS HELPFUL HINTS FOR MEDICINES.