Mitzvah Day 2011
Sunday, May 15th, 10am-3pm
During last year’s Mitzvah Day, more than 200 volunteers took part in a variety of community service projects throughout the Las Vegas Valley. Over 600 pounds of food were collected and given to Jewish Family Service Agency’s Food Pantry while other volunteers donated their time and talents to projects at Shade Tree, Ronald McDonald House and Senior Lifeline, removed graffiti from walls in the community and donated over 21 units of blood to United Blood Services.
Will you be a part of Mitzvah Day this year? Choose your own adventure!
Mitzvah Day is a day of service sponsored by the Jewish Emerging Leadership program (JewEL) of the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas. This day of community service is open to all members of the community. Those participating will be engaged in projects such as working with one of the valley’s animal shelters, raising awareness for Breast Cancer research, beautifying the trails at Springs Preserve, and spending time with senior adults. You can also participate in a blood drive and bone marrow screening onsite at our Jewish Federation and there are many other opportunities to choose from and be a part of.
Thank you to our generous sponsors, Jeffrey S. Posin & Associates, Photography by Tonya Harvey, Adar Pizza, Silver Nugget Casino, Hisardut Las Vegas, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and Altitude Color.
This is a "Rain or Shine" event.
All assignments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis and space is limited.
Location: Opportunity Village 3. Serving lunch and arts & crafts projects at Shade Tree women’s shelter.
Location: Shade Tree Women’s Shelter 4. Cemetery Beautification
Location: King David Cemetery 5. Breast Cancer Awareness-Bottles of Hope Project
Location: Jewish Federation 6. Animal Shelter Assistance
Location: The Animal Foundation 7. Bowling and lunch with Family Promise
Location: Silver Nugget Casino 8. Stocking the shelves and packing bags at Three Square (Youth Group Members Only) 9. Serving lunch to homeless- Hillel event
Location: Las Vegas Rescue Mission 10. Habitat for Humanity (no one under 16)
Location: TBD 11. Las Vegas Community Clean-up
Mitzvah Day Schedule:
9:00am- 10:00am: Registration at the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas- Blood Donation from 9-2!
If you have any questions please contact Stefanie Szlamkowicz at 732-0556 or Stefanie@jewishlasvegas.com