Mitzvah Day 2021

In addition to participating in our projects, here are two other ways you can support Mitzvah Day!

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The 2021 Projects

On-Site Projects

Saving Lives  (18+ y/o “… whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world.” (Babylonian Talmud Sanhedrin 37a).  Donate blood and help replenish the local banks. (Project leader, Laura Habecker) www.vitalant.org 

The Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation –  (All Ages – Recommended for K- 6th grade) – On site). We will create a “Good Night Kit”: pillow, fairy lights lamp, teddy bear, and more to gift to children fighting cancer.  (Project leader Danielle Drossel & Jen Lewis)  www.teddybearcancerfoundation.org

Lunch for the Hungry – (All ages) Assemble lunch bags and basic needs items to be delivered to the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission. This year our goal is to assemble 120 bags!  (Project leader  David & Isabelle Kim-Sherman) www.sbrm.org

Scrap-booking for Dreamers  (12 y/o+) When a dreamer passes away, the Dream Foundation commits to make a beautiful and colorful page to remember the dream they fulfilled, and offer a wonderful memento for their families.  (Project leader Becca Licha) www.dreamfoundation.org

Animal Mitzvah – (All agesrecommended for kids). Build and paint bird feeders, and organize donated blankets to be delivered to the Santa Maria animal shelter. Join us to learn and pet snakes, bunnies and hissing cockroaches. (Project leader Nancy Sinai) www.countyofsb.org

Recognizing Healthcare Workers–  (All Ages – recommended for kids) Bake cookies and make cards to deliver to 350 Cottage Hospital Healthcare workers who volunteered to vaccinate people throughout the pandemic. (Project leaders Linda Kaufman & Jen Lewiswww.cottagehealth.org

Unity Shoppe  (All ages – PreK friendly ) Help assembling bags for kids and adults struggling to make ends meet. (Project leader Rabbi Daniel)

Operation Gratitude – (Most Ages ) OG is a nation-wide nonprofit providing Americans with opportunities to honor our military. Help make paracord bracelets that are added to care packages and have proven to be life-saving. (Project leader Franny Taran) www.operationgratitude.com

Off-Site Projects

Tree Gleaning – (12 y/o+) Join other nature lovers to glean private homes trees and donate ALL the produce to the Unity Shoppe. Bring your gardening gloves and appropriate outdoor clothing, and get ready to work!  Anyone younger than 18 should be accompanied by an adult. We will meet at CBB and split in groups. (Project leader MoBB & Julie Wood) www.unityshoppe.org

Beach Clean Up – All ages – children accompanied by adult) Help conserve our ocean. We will clean downtown beaches to protect the sea animals. We will provide bags and surgical gloves, if you have gardening gloves we recommend bringing them too. (Project leader – Rabbi Steve Cohen) www.sbnature.org

Click here to register now for your favorite Mitzvah project!

Informational Booths

Come and learn more about ways to keep doing mitzvot all year long!

ECO Team – A project of Tikkun Olam, ECO Team encourages individuals to make the small changes that help slow climate change and heal the planet.  Collectively, these little things add up to a lot.

Ubumwe School – learn about the last updates on our partner school in Rwanda.

Unity Shoppe – supporting the SB community in need, Unity Shoppe is always in need of volunteers and financial support. Learn about their work and how you can help.

GHIS – Givat Haviva International School, is a school in Israel that seeks to transform the Middle East and beyond by developing a powerful network of leaders who will work together to achieve a shared society and a sustainable, just future. Learn how you can get involved and help these students.

Thank You to Our 2021 Sponsors!