YPD, Hillel plan day of community service at local homeless shelter  

Young professionals, families with children, couples and college students can turn their Sunday into a day of volunteering at a St. Louis emergency homeless shelter for women and children, Gateway 180, on April 3. The Third Annual Roffman Family Day of Service is sponsored by St. Louis Hillel at Washington University and the Young Professionals Division of Jewish Federation of St. Louis.

This year, volunteers will meet at Hillel at 12:30 p.m., 6300 Forsyth Boulevard, and go to Gateway 180. Busses will leave Hillel promptly at 12:45 p.m. The program will end at 4 p.m. For volunteers who wish to drive on their own, Gateway 180 is located at 1000 North 19th Street. There will be priority parking for parents.

Participants will do some much needed spring beautification: painting, arts and crafts, cleaning, cooking, lawn care and children’s activities. 

To sign up, register at www.jewishinstlouis.org/dos by March 28. For more information, email or call Bachar at [email protected] or 314-442-3817 or Rayna Schaff at Hillel at [email protected] or 314-935-9044.

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YPD event co-chairs are Michelle Abrams, Naomi Forman and Brad Lewis.

The Roffman Day of Service honors George Roffman, a 20-year-old student at Washington University who passed away before graduating. Roffman served as a student member of the board of directors of the St. Louis Hillel and was in involved in the Hillel’s Service Partnership, a community service group.