Ways to Help
As we continue to adapt to our new normal of social distancing and school closures, it’s important to stay connected. Even though Good Deeds Day is postponed there are plenty of ways you can still help others!
Loudoun Hunger Relief - At this time, they are asking for monetary donations to assist in our emergency response. You can also order food to be shipped directly to Loudoun Hunger Relief from their Amazon Wish List.
Mobile Hope - Mobile Hope is one of our partners for Good Deeds Day. In fact, the Glancey family just dropped off blessing bags there this week. If you had supplies for GDD ready, you can donate directly.
Loudoun Emergency Homeless Shelter - Congregation Sha'are Shalom continues to provide a monthly meal for the shelter at 19520 Meadowview Ct. S.E in Leesburg. The only change to our regular practice, due to the coronavirus situation, is that the staff at the Shelter will serve the meal, instead of CSS volunteers. Our next opportunity as a group is April 21st. During this concerning time, it is as important as ever to offer care to those needing help. The sign up linked here features opportunities to provide entrees, side dishes, vegetables, fruit, and desserts.
Good Deeds Day - We have postponed GDD due to social distancing recommendations, but in the meantime we’re still looking for sponsorships and will have information out on what donations we’ll want to collect. We recommend you be mindful of what you collect right now as we look to avoid contributing to shortages of needed items and don’t want to contaminate items for use later. Please see the items above for where you can donate in the meantime.
Chesed Committee - If you are interested in helping out members of our CSS community, either through dropping off groceries, or just calling to check in, please contact the Chesed Committee. Also, if you’re in need or have someone in mind who may need help, please let us know that, too.
Please continue to check the Sha’are Shalom website, the Sha’are Shalom Facebook page, and the Religious School Facebook page for schedule updates, information on ways to help, resources you can use to stay connected to our CSS community, and more. We’ve also added a new page for the Religious School updates being sent out by Morah Zuckerman. She has great resources not only for our kids, but for all of us.
Take care and look forward to seeing you virtually!