Chair: Lucille Goldin
Website: Rabbi’s Blog
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Completion Date of Last Project: December 2015
Description: Our Child Shopping Spree takes unprivileged kids from New Directions for Youth on a shopping spree at Kohl’s department store, allowing them to pick out new clothes. For some, this is the first time they do not get hand me downs or thrift store clothes. We provide a $100 shopping spree, delicious pizza lunch (donated by Stonefire Grill), dessert, and other gifts. Individual adults and families chaperone the at risk youth to pick out clothes and even a few personal gifts for a family member. Volunteers also help with check in, work the lunch court, organize the chaperones, and assist in the checkout line.
Family Friendly: Yes
Is It B’nai Mitzvah Project Worthy?: Mitzvah Projects require a minimum 10-hour commitment to a single project. Interested students should contact Event Chair and Mitzvah Project Coordinator several months in advance to determine whether some aspect of coordinating this event could serve as a Mitzvah Project. While definitely a wonderful Mitzvah, volunteering as a shopping host alone will not fulfill the Mitzvah Project requirements.