Western Nassau Service Project

The Western Nassau chapter of the Sisterhood recently completed its annual Tzedakah/Sadaqa Day project. During the months of November and December, they solicited donations of toiletries and feminine hygiene products from synagogues, mosques, and friends to benefit Momma's House, which provides housing and services to young mothers and Domestic Harmony, which serves those impacted by domestic violence. Particular attention was given to items unable to be purchased with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) funds. This is a project the chapter has engaged in for several years and adapted during the pandemic so that they could continue serving the community together. Prior to the pandemic, bins were placed at and items were solicited from mosques, synagogues, and in work and community spaces and supplemented by an Amazon Wish List. Once the pandemic arrived in 2020, the project pivoted to rely completely on an Amazon Wish List, and the group did not meet as a whole to divide and deliver items. This year, the chapter took a hybrid approach, with some in-person donations and some online donations. Women returned to their pre-pandemic tradition of meeting as a group to sort and deliver the items. There was a true sense of joy running the group at being together again and with a sense of purpose.

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