Social Action Committee
The Social Action Committee makes a positive impact on the community through congregant participation in charitable events teaching our youth and reminding ourselves of the importance of mitzvah and tzedakah. The committee meets the first Wednesdays of each month at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 18 - Maot Chitim packing of Rosh HaShanah food boxes
Sunday, September 25 - Maot Chitim delivery of Rosh HaShanah food boxes
Wednesday, October 12 - Yom Kippur ARK Drive
Nov. 15 - Dec. 15 - Chesed Toy & Coat Drive
Dec. 1 - 23 - PADS Socks/Underwear Drive
Dec. 24 - 25 - Christmas PADS Shelter
Sunday, March 26 - Maot Chitim packing of Passover food boxes
Sunday, April 2 - Maot Chitim delivery of Passover food boxes
Sunday, May 7 - Chesed Bike & Sports Equipment Drive
- PADS Toiletries Collection
- Food Collections for The ARK
- Pop Tab collections for Ronald McDonald House Charities
- Mitzvah Meals, providing weekend food for children at local schools
- Tzedakah box collections for various organizations in the metropolitan Chicago area
Get Involved and Make a Difference!
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In the fall of 2013, our Or Shalom community took on this project to provide necessary weekend food to children in our communities. Since then, we have provided over 5,000 weekend meals.
During the school year, we seek families (or groups) who would like to sign up to provide food to local school children for a given weekend.
Please contact us with your interest and/or questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feed My Starving Children 2013
Rosh HaShanah Maot Chitim 2012
A Message from Mike Horowitz
VP, Volunteer Coordination of Maot Chitim of Greater Chicago
On behalf of Maot Chitim of Greater Chicago, I want say a very large thank you and "Yashir Koach," a job well done, to all who helped. You personally or your group worked on one of the tasks below, all of which made this collective community mitzvah happen --
- box builders
- non-perishables packers
- perishable packers
- car loaders
- truck providers
- truck drivers
- truck dock loading supervisors
- building crew chiefs and participants
I am pleased to report that all of our box-making, packing and delivery activities were completed in timely fashion despite unusual challenges this year. Of particular note, volunteers stepped in to “build” our boxes, an activity normally handled by Jewish day schools, but who couldn't perform this task because schools were not in session. Even pre-packing of non-perishables was unusual, because it too was done before the Labor Day holiday, and many families, schools, synagogues and youth groups were not on fall schedules yet, or were even still on holiday. My thanks to the many volunteer group organizers who found alternate means to recruit their crews. We are always honored to have the continued dedication of returning veteran groups and individuals to help.
The facility we used, at 5990 W. Touhy, Niles, was once again well suited to our needs, as it has been for the last several holidays. Delivery Day weather was basically perfect - clear and mild - which helped provide good volunteer turnouts. Car and truck deliveries were made on schedule, and without incident.
I always close with the same thought: Maot Chitim of Greater Chicago prides itself on being a volunteer-driven organization -- we couldn't do what we do without your help. We wish you all greetings for a happy and sweet New Year.
Maot Chitim Passover 2012