For over two decades, our congregation has provided and delivered meals on Thanksgiving Day to individuals and families who are home bound. This wonderful Mitzvah is one of the many great traditions of our historic congregation and has become a sacred ritual for many of our families. Once again, we are asking for your help in fulfilling this sacred commitment on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2017. Our partner agencies last year included Alzheimer’s Association, Arizona Foundation for the Handicapped, DES/Adult Protective Services, Duet, Foundation for Senior Living, Justa Center, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Banner Olive Branch Senior Center, East Valley Adult Services, Area Agency on Aging, Jewish Family and Children’s Services, About Care, The Joy Bus Organization, and Valleylife. We are hoping to have those agencies partner again with us this year, as well as some new agencies to our project.

This year’s project is being chaired again by Jeanne Chanen, with Julie Lewis and Amy Nielsen chairing the dessert assembly and transport portion of the project.

We need your help with the Mitzvah of providing meals to those who would otherwise not have a special meal on that day. Our limited number of meal delivery volunteer positions typically “sell out,” so don’t forget to register to reserve your spot! Families including children of all ages are encouraged to participate in this mitzvah.  There are three ways in which you can participate in this year’s project:

Give Tzedakah: The dinners we provide cost $10 per meal. They are prepared by the Sprout’s Farmers Market on the north east corner of Tatum and Cactus. The more Tzedakah we collect for meals, the more we will be able to provide.

Deliver Meals: Volunteers are asked to arrive at the Sprout’s Farmers Market (north east corner of Tatum/Cactus) any time between 7:30AM – 8:00AM on Thanksgiving morning. We will be ready with meals. You will be provided the addresses for your deliveries at that time. To be eligible to be assigned a delivery route, you must provide a cell phone number at which we can reach you on Thanksgiving morning.

We look forward to sharing in another wonderful Thanksgiving Mitzvah Project with all of you!