Organisations Seeking Participants

We have listed below projects that are currently seeking participants (individuals and/or groups), and we will continue to update this as organisations advertise new projects.

If your organisation is seeking participants/volunteers for Mitzvah Day please Register your Project here, and it will be listed below.

If you, as an individual, would like to participate in one of the projects listed below contact the organisation directly.

If you, as a group, would like to do one of the projects listed below contact the organisation directly. Once you have confirmed your participation with the organisation, please Register your Project here.

OrganisationWebsiteProject DescriptionContact DetailsProject Type
C Care Incwww.ccare.org.auExperience the C Care Cookoff 2017 by rolling up your sleeves and helping us to prepare and/or deliver hundreds of healthy meals to the needy.
In just an hour and a half - volunteer, cook, share and make a difference in the lives of our recipients.
Please book through our trybooking site below:
* 900-1030 Cooking session - https://www.trybooking.com/book/sessions?eid=284714&ses=924212
* 1100-1230 Cooking session - SOLD OUT
* 1600-1730 Meal visits - hhttps://www.trybooking.com/book/sessions?eid=284714&ses=924215
Lori
Tel: 0423 830 447
Email: lori@ccare.org.au
(Not on Shabbat)
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Impacthttp://www.impactforwomen.org.auImpact is a completely volunteer driven and lead charity making a difference to Victorian women and children fleeing extreme violence at home. impact would like to give refuges caring for these women and children with parve 'Kosher Kits' to enable Jewish families to adhere to kashrut principles whilst in hiding. What we need include (new) sets of cooking equipment (pots and pans), crockery, glassware, cutlery, cooking utensils (knives, wooden spoons, spatulas, etc etc), tea towels, chopping boards and anything else food-cookery related to form these kits. If you are in a position to donate (new) items to include in these Kosher Kits, please do so. If you are in a position to encourage other people to do so, please do so. Please contact Kathy via ENQUIRE to arrange a drop off. If a woman and her family have lost everything as they flee domestic violence, let's at least ensure that they can follow their kashrut dietary principles if that is what they want to do.Kathy
Email: impactforwomen@gmail.com
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Jewish Women's Awakening ProgramJewish Women's Awakening - MelbourneJWA is a unique innovative organisation that reaches out specifically to Australian Jewish mothers to dynamically connect them with their heritage and traditions. This is achieved via a whole range of projects including classes, Shabbatons, personalized learning community service, introduction to families in the Orthodox community and the exciting JWRP trip to Israel. JWA would like to team up with Monash Health Stepping Stones Adolescent Unit to give adolescents experiencing significant psychiatric, emotional and behavioural difficulties a kit consisting of stationery, magazines, pens, small board games, stickers and textas, and knick knacks, such as rubiks cubes.

If you are in a position to donate any stationery items or knick knacks that could be used for the stationery kits, could you please contact Naomi via ENQUIRE or phone on 0415439993, and she can suggest the nearest drop off points.
Naomi
Mobile: 0415439993
ENQUIRE
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Kehilat NitzanKehilat NitzanThe Kehilat Nitzan Blood Drive has been an integral part of Mitzvah Day since its inception, and we gladly welcome all adults (16+) who wish to donate either blood, plasma or platelets at the Red Cross Blood Bank donation centre in Caulfield South.
Kehilat Nitzan run this blood drive in partnership with Magen David Adom Victoria.
To register for blood donation on Mitzvah Day 2017, please contact Jeanette Mecoles on mecoles@bigpond.com or 0438 579 238.
We welcome both new donors and existing blood donors. Note that Blood Bank eligibility conditions apply, and pre-registration for a donation timeslot is essential - on this very busy day for the Blood Bank.
Available timeslots for Mitzvah Day 2017 are filling up fast, so contact Jeanette now.
ENQUIREBlood Bank Donation
Share the Dignitywww.sharethedignity.com.auShare the Dignity is an organization that assist with the collection and distribution of Sanitary items for homeless women and women who are displaced due to domestic violence or other hardships. We would greatly appreciate the assistance of a group of people collecting on our behalf, sanitary items such as pads, tampons, flushable wipes and toiletries to assist during times of need. All items collected are then distributed to organizations that can get these products directly to the hands of women who need them. We are happy to assist with sending through flyers for placement on collection buckets, bins, or baskets of your choice!QLD - qld@sharethedignity.com.au
VIC - vic@sharethedignity.com.au
SA - sa@sharethedignity.com.au
ACT - act@sharethedignity.com.au
NSW - nsw@sharethedignity.com.au
NT - nt@sharethedignity.com.au
WA - wa@sharethedignity.com.au
TAS - tas@sharethedignity.com.au
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Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries TrustSouthern Metropolitan Cemeteries TrustThe Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust would like to openly invite the Jewish community to attend a working bee at Brighton General Cemetery to attend and clean the Jewish areas. The Brighton Cemetery has over 120 years of history and is the final resting place for some of Melbourne's most iconic and influential leaders, such as Sir John Monash.

This is a great opportunity to improve the look and cleanliness of loved ones who have passed. By giving back to those who could never return the favour is the most humble of acts and is the highest sign of respect and gratitude.

Note:
* Equipment will be supplied.
* Cleaning will only apply to general areas and not to specific graves as consent must be given by the holder of right.
William
Tel: (03) 9546 9377
Email: ENQUIRE
Working Bee
Stand Upwww.standup.org.auStand Up's Mitzvah Day Community Picnic is a celebration of the friendship between the Jewish and Sudanese communities. The day will include soccer and basketball, arts and crafts activities, music, singing and dancing, henna and face painting, an animal farm, BBQ lunch and much more.

Partnering with the King David School, the Stand Up Mitzvah Day Community Picnic will be held at the junior campus in Armadale.
Please contact us if you would like to volunteer on the day or for more information.
Activities will be run for all ages!
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The Mirabel Foundationwww.mirabelfoundation.org.auWe organise camps & events throughout the year for boys & girls aged 8 + who cannot live with their parents due to illicit drug use. We would appreciate - small notebooks, pens, textas, sunhats, playing cards, UNO, small board games, stickers, small knick knacks (particularly for boys) to go in a show bag. Basic toiletries - toothbrush, toothpaste, brush/comb, deodorant & spare underwear.Ruth Chattey, Family Support Worker
Tel: (03) 9527 9422
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Youth ProjectsYouth Projects WebsiteYouth Projects reaches out to the homeless in the Melbourne CBD.
We urgently need bottled water and basic personal care items (e.g. soap, toothbrush/paste, socks, undies (large sizes), plastic knives, forks, spoons, etc).
Paul
Tel: (03) 9945 2100
Email: paulw@youthprojects.org.au
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