Mitzvah Day 2013

Sunday, November 3rd, 9:30am to 12:00pm at Temple Sholom

Mitzvah Day Collections
MitzvahDayThe Temple Sholom Teens visited Lookout Housing Society in the Downtown Eastside and were so impressed with the work that they do. They operate 20 buildings that provide shelter and transitional and supportive housing to more than 1400 homeless people every night.

The holidays are a special time for everyone and a chance for us to give a gift to those in need. Temple Teens are leading a campaign to help Lookout collect enough items to make a Comfort Bag and give a New Gift to each one of their clients. Below is a list of the items that we are collecting. You’ll notice that the list is not full of fancy items, but rather the very basic items that everyone needs. Since the holidays are a special time of year, we ask that all items donated be NEW as they will be wrapped and given as a gift. They can be from your home that you’ve been storing or collecting, or samples from a hotel, or bought just for this, but all items donated must be new.

We’d like every single Temple Sholom family to get involved so we can collect enough gifts. Bins are in the front lobby for donations and can be dropped off anytime. The main day to donate is from 9:30am to Noon on Mitzvah Day, Sunday, November 3rd from 9:30am to Noon.

Please bring the following NEW ITEMS with you to Temple Sholom on Mitzvah Day – November 3rd or before:

Personal Care Items:homeless4

  • Toothbrushes and Toothpaste
  • Dental Floss
  • Shaving Cream
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Soap and Deodorant
  • Moisturizer and Lotions
  • Combs and Brushes
  • Make-Up, Make-Up Brushes, and Make-up Remover
  • Nail Polish and Remover
  • Hair Care Products – Gel, Mousse, Colour, Treatments


  • Men and Women’s Underwear (Medium to x-large)
  • Men and Women’s socks
  • Leggings/Tights/Stockingshomeless-streets
  • Jackets and Coats
  • Rain Wear (jackets and pants)
  • Track/Yoga Pants
  • Hoodies and Sweaters
  • T-Shirts and Dress Shirts
  • Pyjamas
  • Winter Hats and Baseball Caps
  • Gloves and Belts

Miscellaneous Items:

  • Radios/CD/MP3 Players and Headphones
  • Travel Mugs and Water Bottles
  • Shopping Totes
  • Notebooks, Pens and Pencils
  • Home Items:
  • Blankets and Pillows
  • Towels (hand, bath and face)
  • Flashlights
  • Kitchen Utensils

On Mitzvah Day (or any time before) we would also love you to bring the following:
Non-perishable food (including kosher non-perishables) for the Jewish Food Bank
Good Condition Used Books for Kids and Adults to be swapped in order to raise money for National Council of Jewish Women`s book for kids programs.

Thank You,homeless8
The Temple Sholom Teens

Mitzvah Day schedule
Sunday, November 3  at Temple Sholom
9:30am to 12:00pm

Grade 7: Painting TS Parking Garage
Grade 6: Balloon Arrangements and Distribution to Pearson
Grade 5: Sandwich and Wrap Making – Lookout and/or Street Soccer
Letters to Israeli Soldiers
Grade 4: Art Activity at Sunrise
Cards for 80+
Grade 2/3: Baking Cookies – Lookout and/or Street Soccerhomeless6
Cards/Gift Tags for Chanukah Gifts
Kindergarten/Grade 1: Plants – Decorating Pots
Louis Brier – Songs with Josh Josh
Preschool: Baking Dog Biscuits – for Sale (Proceeds to HAMA)
Pinecone Bird Feeders
Sholom Baby: Louis Brier – Songs with Josh

Other Activities – Ongoing

  • Tikkun Olam Gogos
  • NCJW Book Sale/Book Swap
  • Knitting
  • Sorting/Organizing Collections

Other Optional Activities
Playing Street Soccer – Strathcona – 10:00am to Noon