Tikvat Israel Congregation

A Conservative Synagogue in Rockville, MD

MLK Day Community Service Opportunity

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Date(s) - Monday, January 15, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tikvat Israel



Please support our MLK Day Community Service Project. We will be collecting supplies for Comfort Cases for foster care kids over the next few weeks, and we will be assembling the Comfort Cases on Monday, January 15, from 10 am – 12 noon at Tikvat Israel along with our friends from Twinbrook Baptist Church. The program on January 15 is for all ages and will include a light lunch as well as songs and words of inspiration. 

Please read the flyer below and give generously. A more detailed explanation of the MLK Day Community Service will follow.

Rabbi Ben Shull
Rachel Werner

Fun Packing Party ? Learn About Needs of Foster Care Kids ? Lunch Served

Twinbrook Baptist Church and Tikvat Israel Congregation will once again work together on a community service project for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In preparation for a fun packing party on Monday, January 15, we are collecting the following items. (Cash donations are welcome. Make checks Payable to Tikvat Israel; in the memo line write: MLK Comfort Cases. Please estimate each comfort case as having a value of $25.)

Items Needed For Comfort Cases
(one of each item listed below is put into a Comfort Case)
New items only – please!

~ Small duffel bag or backpack (no suitcases)
~ Pajamas or sleepwear. Sizes newborn through Adult XXL; for adolescent boys: a plain t-shirt (as part of a multi-pack) and pajama pants; for adolescent girls: a nightgown or plain t-shirt (as part of a multi-pack) and pajama pants; for all other children: pajama sets)
~ Small blanket up to throw size (up to 40″x60″)
~ Toothbrush (youth & adult)
~ Travel size Toothpaste*
~ Travel size shampoo & conditioner*
~ Travel size lotion*
~ Travel size soap or body wash*
~ Travel size Deodorant*
~ Small stuffed animal (must fit in backpack)
~ Coloring book
~ Crayons
~ Journal
~ Pens & Pencils

*New, unopened travel size toiletry items only please!
Background: Comfort Cases was founded on a mission to provide comfort and support to children entering the foster care system. They believe that every child has the right to a more humane experience in foster care, and that starts by providing them with a case to pack their belongings in instead of a trash bag. Through the amazing support of the community, we have been able to expand our mission to include children that are facing crises.

For more information go to www.comfortcases.org or see the video from “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”
Collection boxes are located at Twinbrook Baptist Church and at Tikvat Israel