Jewish Social Action Network Volunteer Day set for Oct. 25

Jewish Social Action Network is sponsoring a volunteer day on Thursday, Oct. 25 to benefit the work of Kidsmart, an area nonprofit that provides teachers in St. Louis area schools with basic school supplies for low-income students.  Volunteers will sign up to work one of two three-hour shifts (12:30 to 3:30 p.m. or 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.). Those in the first shift will organize supplies for the Kidsmart store. Those in the second shift will assist teachers who come in to “shop” at the store for their low-income students. There is a particular need for first-shift volunteers. Volunteers must be age 11 or older to participate. This event was originally scheduled for August but was rescheduled due to the extreme heat on the original date.        

“There are more than 90,000 students in the region who cannot afford basic school supplies,” said Hallie Huber, Social Action Chair at Temple Emanuel and Co-Chair of the JSAN event (with Louise Levine of Temple Israel).  “We thought it would be particularly meaningful to volunteer for an organization that helps schoolchildren by providing them with basic supplies,” Huber added. 

Coordinated by the Jewish Community Relations Council and its Bohm Social Justice Initiative, JSAN is a collaboration of area Jewish congregations that encourages congregations to engage in social action programming and coordinates community-wide social action projects. 

Space is limited and RSVPs are required. For more information and to RSVP, contact JCRC Director of Domestic Issues/Social Justice Gail Wechsler at 314-442-3894 or [email protected].