This Chanukah, Springboard is thrilled to partner with JUF
TOV to collect winter gear for those in need through Nourish our Neighborhoods on Sunday,
December 13th. There will be contactless drop-off locations throughout
the Chicagoland, include the city and suburbs.
This has been a tough year for so many in our community and
the necessity to support those in need is even greater this year. At
Springboard, the Jewish middot (values) of kehillah (community), chesed
(kindness), and kavod (respect) are essential to our core principle of
supporting the Chicago teen community. When thinking about what opportunities
to provide for our community this Chanukah, it was important to us to create on-ramps
for teens and their families to donate to organizations that will help the most
in need this winter. We are proud to share that those receiving our donations
on December 13th represent a diverse group of organizations serving
a variety of populations including those working within the Jewish community,
Black and Brown communities, adult disability community, domestic violence
community, and more.
Since Thanksgiving starts tomorrow and the beginning of the
“holiday” shopping season, take a moment this holiday to reflect on how we can
all make a difference in the lives of others and the impact of our actions. On
this black Friday, instead of buying cute socks or other gadgets for ourselves,
the Springboard team plans to purchase winter gear that we will donate on
December 13th. If you would like to join us in keeping others warm
and safe this winter, you can sign up today at juf.org/nourish to donate winter gear to
those in need.
We also recognize that this has been such a tough year for
many of you. If you decide to donate on Sunday, December 13th to one
of the ten locations for Nourish our Neigbhorhoods, Springboard will give any
teen ages 13-18 a special Chanukah gift with some limited edition swag that
will keep you warm as well this winter. Just make sure you email email@example.com once you register for
Nourish and she will get you a gift when you donate.