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Greater Detroit Chapter of Hadassah
Community Service Department -Volunteer Opportunities
Here are many easy and fun ways you can be of service in our local community:
Keep apprised of our Community Service Opportunities. Many are Mitzvah Moments-one shot opportunities to help the community. Send your email address to the office: email@example.com, for updates.
GirlForce - BEYOND THE MIRROR
A new education program designed for girls aged 10 - 14 to promote increased self esteem and positive body image in an aim to nurture a healthier generation of girls and young women
Project Chairs: Shirley Robbins
Organized by The Friends of Literacy, this used book and media sale benefits greatly from the efforts of Hadassah volunteers over a period of 5 months (January-May.) Volunteers sort books in preparation for the annual sale. We have HADASSAH DAY at the sale. Hadassah benefits by receiving funds from the sale for each hour a Hadassah Volunteer works. Hadassah volunteers, working in 2.5 hour shifts, run the sale throughout the day. All of this takes place at Laurel Park Place Mall in Livonia.
CELL PHONE COLLECTION
Hadassah is currently collecting used unwanted cell phones. They will be given to Haven, counseling and medical center for abused women and children. Haven will have the phones reconditioned. Haven's clients can then use the phones free of charge to call 911 and Haven. Please drop off your unwanted cell phones during business hours at Hadassah House.
CHECK IT OUT
Hadassah, in collaboration with Grace/Sinai DMC and the American Cancer Society, is continuing to present a breast awareness/cancer detection program in area high schools. The 45-minute program educates 11th and 12th grade girls about the importance of regular and correct breast self-examination. Testicular Self-Exam is taught to 11th and 12th grade boys. Hadassah volunteers are invited to: 1) contact area high schools in order to schedule this vital program; and 2) help prepare Check It Out information packets to distribute to students. Members of Hadassah's Nurses Council take part in each high school program.
Project Chair: Karen Gunsberg
Hadassah and community volunteers of all ages are creating very cuddly rag dolls used in "medical play" for sick and/or injured children needing either in-patient or out-patient care. Dolls are donated to most of the hospitals in the Metro Detroit area. Volunteers are invited to trace, cut, pin, sew, stuff, dress, and distribute dolls for the children to decorate and keep. Most project tasks do not require specialized sewing skills or training. Doll-making workshops are scheduled at Hadassah House every Thursday, 9:00 am - noon. Volunteers are urged to call ahead in case of workshop cancellations. Children have participated to earn Girl Scout badges and mitzvah credit for Bar and Bat Mitzvah preparation. Please, no children under the age of eight.
Project Chairs: Eleanor Smith and Barbara Charlip
LAPS AND CAPS
Our community service program providing handmade hats and lap pads to cancer patients, underprivileged children and the elderly. Once a month gathering at Hadassah House to get assistance with the patterns. Patterns may be picked up and finished products dropped off at Hadassah House anytime during office hours. Acrylic yarn donations are also welcome. Call Hadassah office for more information.
Project Chair: Ruth Newman
LIGHTHOUSE GIFT GIVE-AWAY
Hadassah participates in the Lighthouse of Oakland County Holiday Gift Give-away program that provides needed items and holiday gifts to 700 needy families. Project Chair: Beth Hirsch
READ*WRITE*NOW! Partners Tutoring Program
Hadassah volunteers help improve literacy skills. At present our involvement is with elementary schools in the following school districts: Greater West Bloomfield Schools, Ealy, Green, and Roosevelt; Ferndale Schools, Roosevelt and Kennedy; Farmington Schools, Wood Creek and Longacre; Walled Lake Schools; Oakley Park. Time Commitment is one hour weekly during the school year.
On a continuing basis, Hadassah welcomes members' contributions of unused hotel-size toiletries and sundries: e.g., soap, lotion, shampoo, shower caps, etc. The items collected at Hadassah House are donated to social service agencies, such as the Lighthouse of Oakland County.
The Greater Detroit Chapter of Hadassah greatly appreciates your assistance in promoting and participating in the above mentioned projects. The members of our community who benefit from these items and services truly appreciate all our efforts.
Please contact Hadassah at 248-683-5030 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to volunteer.