Mitzvah Day Project Spotlight: Comfort Cases

This month kicks off with Mitzvah Day, WHC’s biggest volunteer day of the year on Sunday, April 7. Hands-on community service projects perfect for all ages and abilities are scheduled throughout the day at Temple, JBSC, and out in the community. This is a great opportunity to really make a difference in the lives of those in need living throughout our region. One project — “Comfort Cases” — puts together items that teens in foster care typically need and often do not have. You can help our Comfort Cases project now by helping fill our wish list so we have the items we will need on Mitzvah Day:

New Sturdy Backpacks
These backpacks will be used to hold all the contents of the Comfort Cases. We need new, sturdy backpacks, which can be purchased online, or at stores such as Five Below for as little as $5. These backpacks help ensure that kids in foster care do not have to carry their belongings around in trash bags.

Travel-Sized Toiletries
These hotel-sized shampoos, conditioners, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, etc., will give kids in foster care the essentials to have no matter where they go.

Journals, Pens, Pencils, Books, Beanie Babies, and Stuffed Animals for Teens
These items will be put into Comfort Cases to help provide dignity and warmth to kids in our area who receive them.

New, Warm Pajamas
Many kids in foster care do not have pajamas, so they sleep in their clothes instead. We need adult sizes M-3XL.

All of these items can be put into the marked bins at both JBSC and Temple up until Mitzvah Day on Sunday, April 7.

Learn more about Mitzvah Day and sign up for a project here.