Volunteers sought for Shir Shalom Mitzvah Day

Congregation Shir Shalom of Westchester and Fairfield Counties has designated Sunday, May 5, as Shir Shalom Mitzvah Day 2019. The event includes activities from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., including registration, instructions, pizza lunch, work time, slide show, and a wrap-up with ice cream.

“Many charitable organizations are relying on our community,” said Shir Shalom Rabbi David Reiner. “We encourage people to sign up and spread the word!”

Some of the event activities include washing a vehicle for the Boys and Girls Club, washing windows for senior residents, making dog toys for SPCA of Briarcliff Manor, peeling and sorting crayons to be recycled for hospitalized children, knitting caps for premature infants at Northern Westchester Hospital, making fleece blankets for Kids in Crisis, baking cookies for Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen, potting flowers and decorating pots for nursing homes, and spreading chips on a parking lot pathway for Shir Shalom, as well as many others.

New and gently-used children’s books also are being collected for Danbury Family and Children’s Aid. Donations of broken crayons and new school supplies are needed for the Community Center of Northern Westchester, as well as candy for U.S. military troops.

The activities will take place at various locations around town. In the past, Mitzvah Days attracted as many as 150 or more volunteers.

Volunteers may register at bit.ly/shirshalom. For more information, contact Debbie Lavin and Amy Margulies at SocialAction@OurShirShalom.org.