Mitzvah for the Season and Blessing Bags
is not for us to complete the task; neither are we free to desist from it.”
(Rabbi Tarfon, Pirke Avot)
These words of wisdom inform all of TINT’s missions of tzedakah. The social action committee is
always looking at ways in which we can make a difference, so this fall we are
making some exciting changes.
We are moving from Mitzvah of the Month to Mitzvah of the Season. This fall season
(September-December 2015) we are asking for donations of new and warm gloves, scarves and
hats; new underwear and socks for adults and children; new and gently used
clean blankets.Some of these
will be distributed to the homeless with our weekly p,b, and j.
In addition we will
gather goods and once a season create Blessing
Bags to be distributed along with our p,b, and j on Friday nights. When you
purchase from the suggested list below, please select an item or two and buy deep (10 of 1 item) rather than wide (1 of 10
Blessing Bag Suggested List
- Gallon Ziploc bags to create
- Hygiene products in trial or travel sizes:
razors, hand lotion, wet wipes, band-aids, hand sanitizer
- disposable razors
- hand lotion
- wet wipes
- Chapstick or lip balm
- Small combs
- Purse-sized packets of
- Packs of trail mix
Peanut butter* and jam donations or ziplock sandwich (and 1 quart) bags are always needed for our Friday night Sandwich Making! About 200 sandwiches are delivered to homeless people that night. Come help us during the Oneg after Shabbat services!
* Natural peanut butter while healthy, is very thick and hard to spread. Please donate smooth (not crunchy) processed peanut butter (Skippy, JIF, Peter Pan, etc.).