Brandeis National Committee - San Fernando Valley Chapter



Community Service

 



If you are interested in developing or organizing a project or participating in current Community Service projects, contact
Natalie Hall at
818-775-9388 or email nghall2000@aol.com


Natalie
Natalie Hall, Chair

 

A Very Special Thank-you
to our Loyal Contingent
of Community Service Volunteers

The chapter is very proud of those dedicated few who are loyal in their service to our volunteer program. They deserve a medal!
Among the most valuable of our volunteers are MaryLou & Dan Schwarz, who have attended just about every volunteer date we have set up, and are truly great workers. We couldn't continue without people like them.
A few of the others who have been very regular in their attendance are: Susan Wolff, Sam Wildman, Sharon Schiff, Melba Forman, Cindy Napolitano, Diane Kort, Selda Massion, Lynda Allen, Linda Cole, Sherry Schwartzbach, Vera Dem and Wendy London. And a special thanks to our other volunteers -- too many to list.
See Events for our January volunteer date at Braille Institute.

 




Giving
Opportunities
| Tributes &
Book Fund
| Special Ways
of Giving
| Planned
Giving
| Making
a Gift
| Community
Service

 

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE INFORMATION


An important part of our Mission Statement includes service to the community.

Mend November 2013
           At MEND November, 2013

Chapter Volunteer Days for 2014-2015

We have had several interesting activities this year. The first one was Operation Interdependence on August 20. We went to MEND twice and to the Braille Institute several times, with another one scheduled for July. We worked at Operation Gratitude in October and March. We participated in the Toy Drive for the Child Guidance Center.

As we plan for 2015-2016, be sure to watch this space and the Events page for details on all future activities.

These are some of the places where we volunteer on a regular basis.

Operation Interdependence

OPERATION INTERDEPENDENCE
Our volunteer outing to Operation Interdependence was a big success the other day. Our 14 women and men volunteers stuffed a total of 25 boxes of donated treats to be shipped overseas to our troops. The staff at OI was very pleased and wants us back again.

Right: Mary and Dan Schwarz - faithful volunteers
Below: Left: Stuffing treats into bag
Below Right: Some of the donated treats

Operation Inteerdependence Operation Interdependence

BRAILLE INSTITUTE
The Braille Institute asksd for help to place labels on books for tots. We are able to provide assistance as needed, and several members have decided to continue volunteering at the site. After a recent volunteer event, we were thanked:
"Five Little Monkeys -- 103 books were completed
Giggles -- 20 books were completed (only one person worked on this book)
Now I Eat My ABCs -- 400 books (paper label only on the back of the book)
The Monkeys book is very long, so 103 books is quite a lot to get finished in less than four hours.
My thanks to everyone for getting so much done. Good Job!!
I look forward to your next visit."

MEND
We volunteer at MEND (Meet Each Need with Dignity) a few times a year.We help to distribute food and clothing to those in need. Pictures below:

Mend volunteers MEND volunteers

SOVA
We volunteer at SOVA, which is a food bank under the auspices of the Jewish Family Services and provides food to all in need. We are available whenever they can use our services.

OPERATION GRATITUDE
We have helped out at this organization on many different occasions. Operation Gratitude sends individually labeled packages to US Service Members deployed in hostile regions, to their children left behind, and to Wounded Warriors, Veterans and First Responders. This is an ongoing operation.

TOY DRIVE
Every fall we collect toys for the children served by the Child and Family Guidance Center. These are often the only presents these children will receive. We encourage total participation from the membership.