Our Tzedakah Teens filled 24 backpacks with tons of school supplies and healthy snack food for children at Mercy Learning Center in Bridgeport (mercylearningcenter.org). Supplies that didn't fit went in boxes.
This is the TTs' second annual backpack project, which they begin in August and this year finished at our Open House on 9/11, which is designated a National Day of Service.
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Emily Snow and Abby Ulman represented the CHJ Teen Tzedakah Club at the 3.5 mile CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Hunger Walk in Westport. Two CHJ families, the Finns and Lawlors, also participated in this wonderful community walk. The organizers (teens from the area) did an impressive job.
Online donations totaled $4,531.25. Funds raised help communities receive food in emergency cases and provide needed resources to help produce better harvests and access to clean water,
Thanks for the support of the Social Action Committee and Teri Klein.(Westport Now photo.)
Our Teen Tzedakh Club sold $75 worth of baked goods at our 3rd annual fair trade gift bazaar in December. An additional $60 earned from sales of Ten Thousand Villages was added to that, and now the Teens have $135 toward their next bagged lunch mitzvah day event.