April 2018 Ongoing Programs

Collecting Pop Tabs for
Ronald Mc Donald House: Pop tabs are found on
soda cans, pet food and soup cans. They are the nonmagnetic,
aluminum tabs that can be removed and collected
for Ronald McDonald House Charities of CT. The program
supports the families of ill children in local hospitals with
temporary housing. Please bring your tabs to temple and
place in the jar in the kitchen. Once we have a good
amount they will be donated for this worthwhile cause.
For more info contact Gerry 860-620-0907 or
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M.L.Keefe Center: School children in our area
continue to need school supplies (notebooks, backpacks,
crayons, pencils, etc.). Please no binders or loose leaf
notebooks! Donations can be placed in the School Supplies
bin, or donate to the Diane Kaplan Social Action Fund
and we will buy the supplies needed. Many thanks.
Contact Randi at 203-248-0286.

Fresh Fruit Program: All months for the upcoming
year have been accounted for. Thank you to all those who
have signed up to deliver. Contact Deborah
with any questions. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

New Reach: New Reach would always appreciate any
toiletries, diapers and baby wipes, towels pillows, bedding
and clothing (including scarves, hats and gloves) for
upcoming colder weather. Please place in New Reach box
at TBS. They are also looking for home furnishings. They
may provide pick-up. Contact Fran  203-484-9506.

Tower One/Tower East: Volunteers are needed
for the senior residents. Volunteers are welcomed to
share a special hobby or interest. You can also volunteer
to help during some of the many programs that are planned
by the Towers’ staff. Please contact Eta  at
203-281-3349 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Toiletry Collection for Homeless: We continue
to collect toiletries for many agencies. The basket has
been filling with your generous donations each week. We
still can use small containers of shampoo, lotions, toothpaste,
toothbrushes, etc. Please donate only new or
unused toiletries.
Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen: TBS is
signed up to work the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen

the fourth Sunday of each month. Volunteers are needed
on the following dates: 4/22/18, 5/27/18, 6/24/18. The
times are from 4:15pm-6:00pm. If you are available to
volunteer, please contact Gary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
and write DESK in the subject line. The experience is
worthwhile and rewarding!! Can be a great Mitzvah for
your teens!

Knitting Project: Volunteer knitters are needed! If
you like to knit and want to help out, please contact
Helene Meltzer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Place donations in the hallway bins if you are able…if
not, make a donation to the Diane Kaplan Social Action
Fund. We will do the shopping for you!
Our committee thanks you for your continued support.
Marjorie, Co-Chairperson:
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Debby, Co-Chairperson:
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September 2017 - Give back to our community!

As the back to school season begins, we are collecting school supplies for children in all grades for the ML Keefe Center. Please leave your donations in the newly designed box in the temple lobby.

We also have a new box for toiletry donations. Please continue to donate new and unused small sample- sized shampoo, conditioner, hand cream bottles for shelters and the soup kitchen.

In addition, we are always looking for volunteers for Tower One/Tower East to work with their senior residents.

We have a few new ideas to try this year and you will be learning more about them in the coming months. Thank you for your ongoing support!

The committee wishes you all a happy and healthy New Year!

March 2017 Ongoing Programs

  • L. Keefe Center:   Hats, mittens, gloves and scarves are needed for children and adults this time of year. Our committee has been able to drop off school supplies, and the hats and scarves knit by the TBS Knitters. Using donation funds, school supplies and mittens were purchased and donated. Thank you to those who have been donating funds to the Diane Kaplan Fund. This allows us to purchase these necessary supplies for those in need in our community. Randy Berns continues to coordinate the collections. Contact her at 203-248-0286.
  • Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen: Sign up to help prepare, and serve meals to the homeless in downtown New Haven. You’ll be surprised how rewarding an experience this can be! Please contact Jackie Weiss for more information at 203-265-6744.
  • Fresh Fruit Program: Sign up to deliver 24 pieces of fresh fruit to local women’s and children’s shelters. Contact Deborah Wilkenfeld to sign up. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • New Reach (Formerly New Haven Home Recovery): At this time New Reach can use diapers, wipes & toiletries. Also, Spring clothing and light weight Spring jackets. For Any bedding of all sorts; pillows and blankets are also being requested. Please place these items into the box for New Reach. Contact Fran Parness at 203-484-9506.
  • Tower One/Tower East: Volunteers are needed to the senior residents. Some of the ways our temple is volunteering includes Tai Chi classes led by David Bailey, and a Lunch & Learn Series. You can also volunteer to help at the Towers to assist during some of their programming. Please contact Eta Kaplan at 203-281-3349, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info on the opportunities available.
  • Toiletry Collection for Homeless: We continue to collect toiletries for the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen. The basket has been filling with your generous donations each week. We still can use small containers of shampoo, lotions, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc. Many thanks! Contact Jackie Weiss at 203-265-6744
  • Knitting Project: Thank you to the knitting volunteers for the many beautiful hats and scarves for the needy in our community!!!! Volunteers are always needed to knit! If you like to knit and want to help out, please contact Helene Meltzer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Place donations in the hallway bins if you are able….if not, make a donation to the Diane Kaplan Social Action Fund. We will do the shopping for you!

Our committee thanks you for your continued support,

Marjorie Drucker, Chairperson: Contact at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 203-248-1046

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