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Social Action Projects and Partners


Now more than ever it is critical for volunteers and donors to be able to connect with non-profits and their community by giving back in hands-on ways. The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington works hard to create positive environments and experiences that allow participants to contribute to the well-being of people in need,  locally, nationally and around the world. It is important that the volunteers are doing something that is both meaningful to them and truly helps the recipient(s). 

Below is a list of projects and local organizations to partner with for your social action activities. These ideas should be used to spark new ideas, to generate interest and to inspire. We are adding to this list weekly. Please contribute by emailing successful partnerships and projects to Lauren Kessler

 Host a Collection  Do It Yourself  Hands On and Out of the House  Volunteer Opportunities
 Arts Supplies  Activity Kits  Behrend Builders  A Wider Circle
 Bicycles  Bottle Bricking  Birthday Parties for Homeless Children  Behrend Builders
 Blood Drives  Bumble Bands  City Farming  Capital Area Food Bank
 Bras and Menstrual Hygiene Products  Create Dog Toys for Animal Shelter  Clean up Grafitti  Charles E Smith Life Communities
 Diapers  Decorate Pillowcases  Clean up Your Local Park  Common Good City Farm
 Gift Cards for Victims of Domestic Abuse  Dental Kits  Deliver Food for Meals on Wheels  Covenant House Youth Shelter
 Hair Donation  Hygiene Kits  Deliver Treats to First Responders  Cornerstones
 MP3 Players  Literacy Kits  Glean and Sort Fresh Food Donations  Doing Good with the Federation
 Musical Instruments  Menstrual Hygiene Kits  Handmade for the Homeless  Edlavitch DCJCC Morris Cafritz Center
 New and Used Shoes  No-Sew Blankets for Hospice Centers  Intergenerational Programs  Food and Friends
 New Books  Oatmeal Kits for Youth Shelters  Only Make Believe  Food For Others
 New Sheets for a Local Shelter  Parachutes for the Planet  Prepare Meals at a Local Shelter  Friendship Circle
 New Socks for Veterans  Paracord Survival Bracelets
 Revitalize and Rebuild Homes  Guiding Eyes
 New Towels for a Local Shelter  Project Linus
 Sort Donations at a Collection Facility  Habitat for Humanity
 New Toys, Books & Crafts for Children's Hospital  Project Night Night
 Tech Help at Senior Homes  Interfaith Works
 Non-perishables for a Food Bank  Relaxation Kits
 Volunteer at Pet Adoption Drives  Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse
 Professional Clothing  Safer Sex Kits
 Voter Registration  Jewish Council for the Aging
 Prom Clothing and Acce  Snack Bags for Youth Shelters    Jewish Foundation for Group Homes
 SAT/ACT Prep Books  Soup Kits for Emergency Shelters
   Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA)
 School Supplies  Superhero Kits
   Leveling the Playing Field
 Sports Equipment  Thank You Gifts for Caretakers
   Linkages to Learning
 Summer Camp Supplies  Thoughtful Treasures
   Martha's Table
 Used Towels for a Local Animal Shelter  Winter Emergency Kits    Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless
 Women's Clothing      Montgomery County Parks
       N Street Village
       Nourish Now
       Project Linus
       Shepherd's Table
       So Others Might Eat
       So What Else
       The Children's Inn
       Yachad