Thank you for your interest in participating in 

Mitzvah Day

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Join us at 9 a.m. at Temple Emanuel for a community breakfast, kick-off rally, and group photo.

For registration help and more information on service projects call Jamie Shapiro at (336) 852-4829 or email [email protected]

Select How You’d like to Volunteer:

Please complete your registration by Tuesday, May 10.  
Families should sign up each person individually.

  • at Temple Emanuel
    Ages 12+ Make bags full of neccessities for people experiencing homelessness. These bags are distributed to organizations in the community aiding unhoused people, and distributed by individual members of our community.
    10 a.m. - Noon

  • at 5572 Garden Village Way
    New Garden Farm needs your help tending their market garden! To grow enough food for a 30-person veggie box, New Garden Farms need help keeping back the weeds from their favorite crops and building up the area around the farm. This could mean raking, carrying buckets of mulch, or possibly even planting the next generation of crops for the season.
    10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • at Chabad
    Cookies will be donated to First Responders in the area along with a note of thanks.
    10 a.m. - Noon

  • at Temple Emanuel
    Operation Bedroll provides bedmats created from recycled plastic grocery bags to people experiencing homelessness. Community partners who distribute the bedmats include the police department and IRC.
    10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • at Temple Emanuel
    These are the perfect projects for kids! Listen to a story about making the world a more beautiful place and then make seed bombs and cards with beautiful flowers and native plants to disperse in the Greensboro area. Seed bombs help purify the air, make our space more beautiful, and help our bees! Bring a smile to the face of elders in the community with Happy Spring cards.
    10 a.m. - Noon

  • at 3711 Alliance Dr., Greensboro
    Ages 12+ Help Backpack Beginnings sort their donations and organize their home market! Volunteers will be on their feet in the BPB warehouse.

  • in the Kitchen at Temple Emanuel
    Help cook meals for Triad Health Project! We will be making soup and pasta to deliver to THP so they can feed their clients a hot meal.
    10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • at Temple Emanuel
    Help set up the Community Mitzvah Day Breakfast
    Beginning at 8 a.m.

  • at Temple Emanuel
    Help clear the tables after the Community Mitzvah Day Breakfast
    Beginning at 9:30 a.m.

  • at Jewish Family Services
    Ages 12+ Weigh, sort, and restock over 3,500 lbs of food that serves over 100 families in Guilford County. Non-perishable food donations would be greatly appreciated.
    10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  • at Temple Emanuel.
    Help during the Red Dog Farms adoption fair by walking the dogs and "other furry friends" (hello bunnies!) around, let them sniff, and introduce them to new friends.
    10 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Make a Donation:

  • Monetary Donations: Become a Mitzvah Hero by CLICKING HERE to make a monetary donation.

  • Food Collection: canned and non-perishable food, diapers, formula.

  • Items for SPCA: blankets, towels chew toys, yarn, copy paper, envelopes, stamps, pet food, kitty litter.

  • Items for "One for the Road Bags" for people experiencing homelessness: toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, combs, hairbrushes, soap, shampoo, deodorant, chapstick, tissue packs, ponchos, masks, socks, hand sanitizer (non-alcohol) or wipes, nail kits, fruit cups, juice boxes, granola bars, small snacks, etc.

All items can be dropped off at Beth David, Temple Emanuel or Jewish Family Services before May 21, or brought with you to Temple Emanuel on the morning of Mitzvah Day.

Triad Nonprofit Foam Recycling Project:

Bring clean styrofoam for recycling to the 
Mitzvah Day Breakfast at Temple Emanuel on May 21,
or drop it off beginning May 15 in the collection box located in the Temple Emanuel parking lot .

Items that are accepted are: clean food service containers (cups, egg cartons, and take-out boxes) as well as packaging materials used as coolers or shipping fragile products.

Contact Information:

By signing up to volunteer with other members of the community, I agree to follow the current CDC safety guidelines for Covid 19.

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