Mitzvah Day Makes an Impact

185 volunteers joined the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven at its Mitzvah Day volunteering event on Sunday, March 5, to help lend a hand in the community in fulfillment of a mitzvah. Projects took place at four sites around Greater New Haven, and impacted over 1,000 people. Programs included baking and art projects, fitness classes, thank you calls, a cereal collection and toiletry drive, and a sing-along with local seniors.



  • 200 Lunches (PB&J sandwiches with cookies and fruit) made for the Clinton Social Services in Clinton
  • 300 Snack Packs (granola bar and juice box) for children to be distributed through the​ JFS Food Pantry
  • 2000 Toiletries collected and bagged into 285 “Blessing Bags” for homeless and needy clients of the JFS Food Pantry
  • 85 Boxes of Cereal collected for the​ JFS Food Pantry
  • 650 Packages of Cookies for Towers Residents and other area seniors
  • 100 People attended a musical performance and sing along at the Towers
  • 200 Thank You Cards signed for First Responders and Brookdale
  • 300 Treats Baked by Yeladim and JCC Afterschool for First Responders and community supporters
  • 8 Framed Pieces of Art for First Responders and community supporters


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