On the holiday of Sukkot, we commemorate the time of the people of Israel in the desert, on their way to the land of Israel. During this 40-year-long journey, they had no permanent home and lived in their Sukkah, a temporary type of housing.
One of the main Mitzvot of the holiday is to be happy, and to make others in your community, especially those who are facing hardships, happy as well.
"You shall rejoice in your festival, with your son and daughter, your male and female slave, the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow in your communities." (Deuteronomy 16:14).
The OFJCC invites you to make those who don't have a permanent home all year long and facing struggles, happier on this holiday.
Our Sukkot toiletries drive and packing of hygiene kits will support Project WeHope's Dignity on Wheels program. Dignity on Wheels is an innovative solution that provides homeless individuals the access to clean water through showers, laundry service and bathroom facilities. It's a mobile service that meets the needs of the homeless where they are.
Help homeless families meet their basic needs by donating toiletries. Below is the list of the items that we were asked to include in each hygiene kit. You are welcome to bring unopened hotel size products. For a larger impact these can be ordered in bulk on Amazon:
- disposable razor
- shaving cream
- hand sanitizer
The drive is open during Sukkot from Friday, October 2 to Friday, October 9. The collection bin is located by the OFJCC Welcome Desk (health screening desk).
If you are interested in participating in sorting/packing of all collected supplies, please reach out to Tal Zilberstein at [email protected]
Friday, October 2–Friday, October 9
OFJCC Welcome Desk
Contact: Tal Zilberstein | [email protected]