Mitzvah Projects (Acts of Kindness)
The Riverdale YM-YWHA is committed to the ideas of tzedakah (charity) and tikkun olam (repairing the world) as part of our mission statement to provide for our neighbors. Join us in our mitzvah projects! Collection bins are in the Y lobby.
Acts of Kindness 2011-12
Riverdale Y Now Community Partner with Bead for Life
Raising funds for impoverished women and children in Uganda. Have you seen our Bead for Life sales through the past few years? This beautiful jewelry is made out of recycled magazine paper by women in extreme poverty in Uganda. The funds raised at the Y go entirely to Uganda. Through the years, these women have become self-supporting through Bead for Life, sending their children to school and building secure homes to live in safely. Shop Bead for Life for yourself, for your family, for gifts for friends. It's a Mitzvah!
Bead for Life Sales: Sept 25 and Nov 6- 20 at the Sunday Market; at the Y on Dec 18; Jan 15, 2012; Feb 26; April 22 and May 20.
Used eyeglasses, broken frames, broken lenses — they all can be recycled to aid the needy!
February 19-February 25
Purim's Esther's Closet is Back
Recycle your Purim costumes and benefit the Y…consume less, create less waste, spend less, and clean out your closet! Esther's Closet will be held on Sunday, February 26, from 12:00pm-2:00pm. Here's how it works: Bring your gently used costumes to donate to the Y (February 19-25). At the exchange on Sunday, February 26, browse 'new' costumes and purchase them for a nominal fee (most will be $5). So COME ON! Empty the closets! Funds raised will support the costume fund of the Y's children's theater companies.
March 1-April 1
Passover Food Drive
Kosher and Non-Kosher
Start to clean out your food pantry before Passover. Bring in all your non-Kosher-for-Passover food and we will donate it to older adults. Be sure that your items are canned, or dry non-expired items.
Join the Riverdale Y Volunteer Service Corps
• After school Tutors
• Office Help
• Reception Support
• Information Guides
• Lobby Greeters
• Computer Teachers
• Mah Jongg Instructor
• Fitness Center Babysitters
• Special Events Support
Got a special talent or skill to share? We'll work with you to create a rewarding volunteer experience…for you and for us!
Complete a Volunteer Profile Today. Thank You For Volunteering at the Riverdale Y! Volunteering is a work of heart.
Contact information Sandra Ehrlich, Volunteer Coordinator at ext. 261 or email@example.com