Supporting Vulnerable Community Members
Based on feedback from teens and community partners, we were excited to partner again with Jewish Family Services of Metrowest, with support from CJP and the Shapiro Foundation, to offer this opportunity for Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) in our Metrowest communities for a second year!
Together we served the families and children who attend the Woodrow Wilson School in Framingham. Statistically, the Wilson School reports having a student population that is 80% immigrant with another 80% of the student body qualifying for free and reduced meals. In spite of some of the challenges the student body faces, a school is a place of hope and joy, where children can learn and feel safe.
During our October 2019 gathering, we:
- Worked with 137 pre-teen, teen and adult volunteers representing 10 synagogues
- Filled 23 boxes of clothing with 80 bags and cards for distribution
- Built 2 buddy benches for students at Wilson Elementary in Framingham
- Painted 4 murals and decorated 6 bins for JFS Clothing Closet
JFS routinely serves the school and we are delighted that our efforts on October 27th helped support and encourage the students, families, teachers, and staff that call the school their own.