High Holiday Coat and Toiletries Drive to Help Immigrant Families

Posted by on Sep 13, 2016 in Announcements | No Comments

This year, in addition to contributing food to the Alameda County Food Bank, we will also have the opportunity to donate gently used coats and sweatshirts and new, unopened toiletries to immigrant families in the East Bay.


We are partnering with La Familia’s Unaccompanied Immigrant Youth Program to assist with the delivery of gently used coats, jackets and sweatshirts of all sizes to new immigrants from Central America. These individuals and families usually arrive here with no warm clothing. La Familia, an East Bay nonprofit established in 1975, has many programs for individuals and families in need throughout Alameda County, including mental health support, case management, and employment services for a variety of populations.


We are also partnering with the Jewish Family and Community Services East Bay Refugee Resettlement Program to provide new, unopened toiletries to the refugees it serves from Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Russia and many parts of Africa. Please help these new members of our community by providing some toiletries for their use.

Here are the new/unopened items needed:

  • shampoo
  • conditioner
  • lotion
  • deodorant
  • toothpaste/toothbrushes/dental floss
  • bars of soap/liquid soap
  • scrubbies or washcloths
  • sanitary pads /tampons
  • face or cleaning wipes (for skin)
  • hairbrushes/combs

Please bring one or more of the above items to Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur evening or morning services at the Scottish Rite Center or to Family/Tot Kol Nidre services at Kehilla. There will be bins available where you can deposit these items.


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