Social Action Opportunities – Fall/Winter 2020

DONATE A TURKEY PLUS

November is a great time for Temple Sinai members to make contributions to Feeding Chittenden (formerly the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf).

There are different ways that members and friends of our community can help:

  • Bring frozen turkeys or non-perishable food items to 228 North Winooski Ave, Monday through Friday between 8 AM and 3 PM. Deliveries are taken at the rear of the building. 
  • Make a donation on-line. The Feed Chittenden Donation page connects you with a variety of ways you can donate money, including ways to support specific programs such as food drives, or where to send your check by mail.

Feed Chittenden prefers on-line monetary contributions to reduce person-to-person contact. If possible, let them know that your contribution is on behalf of Temple Sinai.

You can contact Feed Chittenden directly at 802-658-7939 to arrange for donations.


CONTRIBUTE TO THE SOUTH BURLINGTON FOOD SHELF

While not accepting turkeys for Thanksgiving, the South Burlington Food Shelf really needs monetary and food contributions.

The Food Shelf Donation page includes an online donation form as well as other options for payment.

Food donations may be delivered Thursday mornings from 9:30-11:30. To volunteer your services, contact Peter Carmolli  or (802) 858-5267. 


GIVE BLOOD ON DECEMBER 24

Help serve our community by donating blood for hospital patients in need. Join members and friends of Temple Sinai to give blood on December 24, 2020 from 9 AM to 2 PM in the Temple Sinai social hall. Your donation can help save up to three lives!

The Red Cross is strongly encouraging appointments during the pandemic. Many drives are not accepting walk-ins at all. To make an appointment online for this drive, visit our Red Cross signup page or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

The collection of blood donations is an essential service under COVID guidelines. The Red Cross takes very seriously its role in helping protect the public and the blood supply. Learn more here.

You can contact our blood drive coordinators, David Punia and Karen Cote, for further information or for help making your appointment.

 


JOIN US AT A SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE MEETING

We will meet via ZOOM on Thursday, November 19th AT 6:00PM. Beginning in December 2020, meetings will be scheduled for the third Thursday of the month. Watch the home page and Temple Calendar for details and ZOOM links for the meetings. 

Questions or Concerns? Contact David Shiman, Chair of Social Action Committee