Over 200 Attend:
JTI & CJP Community Action Day
By Jewish Journal Staff
SALEM – On Sunday, April 14, more than 200 individuals – representing three generations of volunteers aged 2 to 80 – rolled up their sleeves to participate in JTI (Jewish Teen Initiative) & CJP (Combined Jewish Philanthropies) Community Action Day. The event was hosted by Plummer Youth Promise in Salem, a residential facility that embraces the most vulnerable young people in the community, offering them support and helping them become productive, valued members of the community. Event participants were able to choose close to 20 projects, all led by teens.
From making backpacks for kids in Syria, to cooking food for people who don’t know where their next meal is coming from, to creating welcome baskets for those who have never felt welcome, to prepping garden beds that will grow vegetables and flowers showing hope, to creating art that is vibrant showing a brighter future – participants were able to perform the mitzvah of Tikkun Olam and make a difference.
Teen leader Libby Rosen, a sophomore from Marblehead, expressed a sentiment shared by many:
“There was something for everyone to do and we were all able to come together and make something great and help lots of great people. I am so happy to have been part of community action day and part of something bigger than myself.”
Reposted from Jewish Journal – April 19, 2019
*Brought to you by JTI in partnership with Combined Jewish Philanthropies and made possible in part by a grant from BBYO and the Michael Steinberg Leadership Development Endowment Fund. With special thanks to Epstein Hillel School, NFTY, The Food Project, Jewish Community Center of the North Shore, and J-Serve. Generously supported by Pediatric Health Care Associates and Levine’s Kosher Meats and Deli. Donations from Atlantic Ambulance Service, Home Depot, Lowes, Marblehead Tent, PEAK Event Services, Stop and Shop, Value Store It – Allston, and Wegmans.