Projects 2021

Are you looking to join a registered project? Scan the registered projects below and click ENQUIRE to contact the Group.

  • Open to All = Yes then the Project is open for anyone to join; if you wish to Join this Project, click ENQUIRE to contact the Group
  • Open to All = No means the Project is confined to the Group/Community

Group/OrganisationProject TypeOpen to AllDescriptionJoin ProjectAge GroupState-Suburb
Aust Friends of the Hebrew University, WA DivisionCollectathonYesCollecting items for 'Little Things For Tiny Tots' including nappies, swaddles/blankets, baby clothes, nappy rash cream, baby wipes, new teats & bottles and baby gifts.ENQUIREAllWA-Dianella
Australian Jewish Genealogical Society (Vic)
OtherYesPhotographing Headstones - Adass Israel Cemetery
We are undertaking to photograph all headstones in the Adass Israel Cemetery in Springvale. This project provides the details and photographs to be included in the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Register (JOWBR) database (https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/) and the images will also be available on the Melbourne Chevra Kadisha online database.
Bring masks and must be double vaccinated.
ENQUIREAdultsVIC-Springvale
B'nai B'rith & JECOCollectathonYesReverse Garage Sale / Collect-a-thon
B'nai B'rith Unit Gesher-Rabin, the B'nai B'rith Environment Group and The Jewish Ecological Coalition (JECO) will be collecting items for recycling/repurposing/reuse by others. As well as helping to reduce landfill, we also aim to educate the community about alternatives to sending stuff to landfill.
For information about the items we will be collecting go to www.jeco.org.au/reverse-garage-sale/ or see this form:
Reverse-Garage-Sale-flyer_2021.pdf
ENQUIREAllVIC-Carnegie
B'nai B'rithOtherYesBBVic Menorah Awards
The B'nai B'rith Menorah Awards are presented annually to members of the Jewish Community who have performed voluntary work of benefit to the community, usually over a long period. COVID restrictions permitting, they will be presented at 7:30pm on Mitzvah Day at Beth Weizmann. Alternatively, presentations will take place online via Zoom.
Tickets are free but bookings are essential. Book through events.humanitix.com/bbvic-menorah-awards-2021
Presentation of the Awards will be followed by a talk by Andrew Strum QC.
ENQUIREAdultsVIC-Caulfield
C CareCollectathonNoC Care Non Perishables Collection Drive
C Care offers food relief and social connection to community members who needs it most. We offer a pantry service to our recipients that is rapidly increasing on a weekly basis. We would welcome donations of non perishable items most needed by our recipient community. These include:
Canned good such as, chickpeas, tomatoes, tuna, salmon, sardines, beetroot, pineapple, and other items such as pasta, rice and sugar. Miscellaneous items such as toiletries are also useful.
AllVIC-St Kilda East
Friends and FamilyCollectathonYesCollecting for Glenallen Special School
We are collecting much needed items for the playgrounds of Glenallen School. The school caters for students with physical disabilities, severe health impairments while providing learning programs for students with a broad range of intellectual abilities. Current students have complex needs and often multiple disabilities. There are 3 Large outdoor spaces where children play and enjoy. They need more outdoor toys, balls, dolls, prams, sand toys, garden games, gardening equipment like forks and spades, pretend play toys such as plastic food. All the toys/ activities need to be large, robust and appropriate for outdoor play. Contact Robyn for more details.
ENQUIREAllVIC-Gardenvale
Friends of Sassoon YehudaCookathonYesFriends of Sassoon Yehuda
We will be making delicious, kosher meals and distributing them free to those in need, as part of our chesed program - www.fosy.com.au
We encourage children to attend and/or help, and they are welcome to write notes, or make drawings for us to include with the food deliveries.
ENQUIREAllVIC-Balaclava
Igniting ChangeOtherYesFood relief
Igniting Change is a deliberately tiny charity, passionate about sparking big, positive change for people doing it tough in our communities. We create connections between those who wish to help and those in need of support. Through our partnered charities and grass-root connections we reach families and individuals that may otherwise be forgotten. We have been providing food relief for communities severely impacted by COVID-19, as always led by the organisations dealing directly with them. These include Collingwood Neighbourhood House, looking after the residents of the Richmond and Collinwood housing towers, Frankston Community support and Africause, working with refugee and asylum seeker families in the northern and western suburbs who have been severely impacted by COVID. The main need at the moment is for food vouchers. The vouchers allow people the dignity to purchase what they need.
To send vouchers or for any other correspondence please email jackie@ignitingchange.org.au
ENQUIREAllVIC-Balaclava
Jewish Care VictoriaEntertainmentNoConducting various activities with our elders and clients living with a disability.
We will be hosting activities in our Residential Aged Care Home in Windsor, Carnegie and Caulfield as well disability services clients living in supported accommodation.
AdultsVIC
Kehilat NitzanFood RescueNoFood distribution to homeless and to rooming houses in St Kilda
Preparing and distributing nourishing sandwiches, frittata, fruit, baked goods to people living on the streets and in rooming houses in the St Kilda area.
ENQUIREAdultsVIC-St Kilda
Kids Giving BackFood RescueNoCook4Good - families prepare and deliver meals for those vulnerable in our communityKids, Teens, AdultsNSW-Paddington
Magen David Adom AustraliaBlood Bank DonationYesMitzvah Day Community Blood Drive
Help support Magen David Adom Australia, Lifeblood Australia & Mitzvah Day by giving the gift of life and donating blood / plasma.
ENQUIREAdultsVIC
Mazon AustraliaCollectathonYesStreet Pantry Collection
We currently have two street pantries: one at Alma Road Community House, 200 Alma Road, East St Kilda and the other at Notting Hill Neighbourhood House, 37 Westerfield Drive, Notting Hill. A third street pantry is coming soon. Please drop non-perishable food items and toiletries at one of the street pantries or contact us at mazonaustralia@gmail.com for other drop-off locations. For more information, please visit our website www.streetpantry.org/
ENQUIREAllVIC
NCJWA(Vic)CollectathonNoCollect donations of small toiletries and gift items to make up gift bags which are distributed to disadvantaged clients of Community Information Support Glen Eira (CISGE)AdultsVIC-Caulfield
North Shore Temple EmanuelOtherYesHonouring front line health workers
Front line health workers are still working extra hard in COVID and ICU wards in Sydney. Our Mitzvah Day project involves collecting food to drop off at three major hospitals. Health workers work long shifts and often don't get time to go and buy food for themselves.
The children at our Hebrew school will be making cards to thank staff in these wards. The cards will be delivered with the food.
ENQUIREAllNSW-Chatswood
Port Phillip Community GroupCollectathonYesShare the Food
Port Phillip Community Group (PPCG) is a small, not-for-profit providing services to individuals and families from a wide range of backgrounds and with a diverse set of needs. People using our services may be managing multiple and complex issues such as mental and physical health needs, housing insecurity, family violence, chronically low income, drug and alcohol dependency, and unemployment.

Our Share the Food program supports people within the community who are struggling to support themselves as a result of the impacts of COVID or due to chronic hardship.
To make it easy we have prepared this list of food items we know are always needed.
You can find more information on this program and PPCG at www.ppgc.org.au
ENQUIREAllVIC-Port Melbourne
S-ProjectCollectathonYesS-Project Collectathon for Very Special Kids
The S-Project was founded in 2017 in memory of Saul Lurie, to raise funds for art and creative therapies, for children or adolescents who are undergoing Cancer treatments, or in Palliative Care. Very Special Kids Hospice and Family Support Services in Malvern cares for children with life-threatening conditions by providing a children’s hospice and professional family support services.

This year, Mitzvah Day falls on the the same day as Very Special Kids' end of year family day.

We are collecting items that will go into gift hampers for each family, and as a result, each item needs to be equitable. We would be very grateful for donations of a pack of 12 textas. These will need to be delivered before Wed 17th November, in order to be delivered and packed before Sunday 21 November.

Thanks in advance for helping to enrich the lives of those affected by life threatening illnesses, and for helping to create community.
ENQUIREAllVIC-Bentleigh East
Socks 4 Support

CollectathonYesCollection of socks to distribute to those in need.
Also see Facebook - socks4support and Instagram - socks4support
ENQUIREAllVIC
Souper KitchenCookathonYesSouper Kitchen's Mitzvah Day Cook-Off
Join us as we cook again for people in need in our community!
Please join us only if you are feeling well and don't have cold/flu symptoms or fever, haven't been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, are not in isolation or expecting COVID-19 testing results.
Please choose one of the 2-hour cooking sessions you can attend and make a true difference in our fight against food insecurity. Thank you!
Register at: www.trybooking.com/BUSOO
ENQUIREAdultsVIC-Caulfield North
St Kilda Mums

OtherYesPlease donate items for families who are experiencing disadvantage:
* nappies and baby wipes
* unopened baby toiletries such as bath wash, nappy cream, body lotion, toothbrushes & toothpaste
* unopened toiletries for the whole family such as shampoo, conditioner, body wash, deodorant, toothbrushes & toothpaste
ENQUIRE
KidsVIC-Clayton
The Leo Baeck Centre for Progressive JudaismWorking BeeYesSome on-line and some in person events.
1. Living in a COVID-19 Word panel discussion 10am
2. Card Making 1:30pm
3. Neighborhood Cleanup 2:00
4. Mulitcultural Short Film on Doing Mitzvot 2:30pm

Please contact Deborah on ENQUIRE to register to participate in any of the events on-line or in person.
ENQUIREAllVIC-Kew
Wetland WarriorsWorking BeeNoWetland Warriors
Helping to clean up local wetlands so locals and local wildlife can enjoy a clean and healthy wetland environment.
Kids, Teens, AdultsVIC-Hampton Park
WIZO Masada and WIZO MatanCollectathonYesCollection of non-perishable food items & toiletries for local community people "doing it tough" during these COVID times.ENQUIREAllVIC-Caulfield & surrounding area