This wonderful program has been running in the Jewish Community for over 40 years! Founded by Sylvia Berkelhammer and Derrick Davis, volunteers in the Jewish community cover various staff and volunteer positions at Moses Cone and Wesley Long Hospitals on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day so those individuals can be home with their families. More than 100 volunteers serve throughout the hospitals.
This is a one day concerted effort by Jewish Family Services, Temple Emanuel, and Beth David Synagogue to bring the entire Jewish community together to volunteer throughout the greater Greensboro community. Mitzvah Day 2018 drew over 450 volunteers, serving over 2100 hours, to work in 22 sites in our city. Always in the spring, registration opens early in the year.
Maintaining our food pantry is a community effort. There are many opportunities for volunteers and community groups to get involved. Weighing, sorting, shelving, and bagging are some of the many activities help that you and your family can do. Children love working in the pantry and we are happy to include them.
For all Volunteer programs, contact Amanda Loflin, 336-852-4829, ext. 227.