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Monthly Mitzvah – May: Collection Drive for VA Southern AZ Healthcare System

May 1, 2023 @ 8:00 am - May 31, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Monthly Mitzvah – May: Collection Drive for VA Southern AZ Healthcare System, May 1-31

The Why: On Memorial Day (May 29), we honor (kavod) and remember (yizkor) the people who lost their lives in service to our country, whether the violence that claimed their lives happened in a forward operating base overseas, or their battles continued once they returned home. Judaism has a rich tradition of memorializing loved ones and creating times throughout the year to remember those who have died. While Memorial Day and Veterans Day are two separate days of acknowledgement, for our May Mitzvah, we are choosing to practice the values of kavod and yizkor by providing needed resources to support the well-being of veterans.

The Cause: The VA Southern Arizona Healthcare System provides all Veterans with outstanding health care, trains America’s future health care providers, and conducts important medical research. They provide services at 10 locations; 7 community-based outpatient clinics and 3 Rural Health Coordination Centers in Casa Grande, Green Valley, Safford, Sierra Vista, Tucson, and Yuma, including our Tucson VA Medical Center. For the month of May, the community is collecting the following items to support local veterans through the clinics and for those who have recently received housing

Participate by donating the following items to the Tucson J (3800 E River Rd) and other participating organizations through Wed, May 31:

Items for collection:

Disposable plastic water
bottles
Dry packaged snacks
Non-perishable canned food
items
Cooling clothes
Sunblock
Can openers
Shower curtains
New sheets, comforter- Twin

New Towel Sets
Bed bug cover-Twin
Card table with chairs
Bookshelves
Vacuums
UV shirts
Hygiene products
Paper towels
Cleaning products
Walmart gift cards

Participating Organizations: Tucson J, Jewish Philanthropies of Southern AZ, Weintraub Israel Center, Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging, Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Southern AZ, Congregation Chaverim, Tucson Hebrew Academy

Questions? Contact ashemesh@jparizona.org or jselco@tucsonjcc.org

Details

Start:
May 1, 2023 @ 8:00 am
End:
May 31, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
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Organizer

JCC
Phone
520.299.3000
Email
info@tucsonjcc.org
View Organizer Website

Venue

Tucson J