BJCC hosts Project HOPE Passover Food Package Delivery
WHO: Bronx Jewish Community Council (BJCC)
What: On Sunday, April 6th, hundreds of volunteers will join together to deliver over 500 Passover food packages to home-bound Jewish elderly. Project HOPE is a semi-annual event where over 300 volunteers deliver food packages by foot and by car to low income and isolated older adults. Often, these volunteers are the only visitors to seniors’ home all week and many times seniors welcome young volunteers and their families to stay for a visit.
“Generations of Volunteers have been coming every year to deliver packages. We have had some volunteers who have been doing it all their lives and have now passed it on to their children. It’s such a wonderful Bronx-wide service project.” –Niti Minkove, Director of Volunteers.
The involvement of youth and families in helping BJCC spread the spirit of the holidays has become an important resource for our community, especially those clients who depend on us. Seniors are the most vulnerable population in our community, but knowing that we can count on our volunteers to personally deliver these packages and brighten the day of each and every single person we reach, demonstrates how easy it is to make a difference.
When: Sunday, April 6 2014
9:30am – 11:00am
Where: Distribution will take place out of two sites:
• Co-op City: B'nai B’rith Building, 2050 Bartow Ave Bronx, NY 10475
• Ampark: 95 Gale Place, Bronx, NY 10463 (Community Room #9, in the Corner of Orloff Ave. and Gale Pl.)
ABOUT: The Bronx Jewish Community Council is a non-profit, no-sectarian community based social service organization whose assistance is available to all low income Bronx residents. BJCC specializes in assessing needy Bronx residents’ problems - especially those of seniors aging in place – finding holistic solutions and helping them remain comfortably in their homes and communities. Services range from emergency assistance to providing connections to benefits and entitlements, care management, mental health outreach, home attendants and other life-sustaining services. In 2012, the Food Pantry fed more than 31,000 individuals, most were under the age of 60 and more than one-third were children. BJCC operates 3 Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORC) programs, which help improve the quality of life of approximately 1,500 constituents annually who are often isolated elderly. For further information, visit www.bjcconline.org