Beth Israel has a very active Social Action Committee.
I want to go on record to personally thank the entire Beth Israel membership who have donated not only their time, effort but generosity in making the 2015 calendar year most successful.
Beth Israel has partnered with several organizations in supporting Sun City Center and the surrounding communities by donating the following: school supplies to Wimauma Elementary School to families that were unable to purchase needed supplies for their youngsters to enable them to become successful in a classroom situation. The collection amassed a whopping number of book binders, reams of lined writing paper, book bags, 15 boxes of HB pencils, crayons, colored pencils, erases and rulers, etc.
We collected 86 grocery bags of food during our Yom Kippur food collection effort that was distributed to needy families – among which were baby food items of various kinds, etc.
Recently in supporting the Sun City Center Campaign Against Human Trafficking – Beth Israel collected 167 packs of pocket size Kleenex Tissues and 44 Hand Sanitizer dispensers.
We are still collecting tin can pull tabs (box is located in the lobby of Beth Israel) that will go directly to the Shiners’ Hospital in Tampa, Florida.
Starting off the 2016 calendar year our membership will provide needed assistance to support the Rotary Club’s “Meals for Hope.” The date was set for January 16th – more information will follow sometime in December, 2015. With 36 volunteers thus far we should be proud of our immense community support.
With the soon approaching cold winter season…we will provide hot meals to those individuals that show up to the shelter in the Wimauma area. If interested in providing a hot meal that in most cases total of 10 individuals…please contact Harv Berman at Hberman42@verizon.net providing telephone and email information.
Lastly, Beth Israel in conjunction with Metropolitan Ministries will provide support on the first Wednesday of the following months (February, April, June, and August 2016) providing the following: setting up and taking down tables, cleaning eating areas, and serving food to those who come in for a single hot meal.
In closing I want to again thank allfor your support to Sun City Cener and surrounding communities