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Medical Supplies for Israel

 
 
MJC's Social Action Committee is working closely with The Afya Foundation to collect medical supplies for Israel.
We have boxes in the lobby marked "Medical Supplies" where you can drop off items.
 
Click here to see the list of Supplies MOST URGENTLY needed at this time.
 
(PLEASE NOTE: WE CANNOT ACCEPT ANY ALCOHOL-BASED PRODUCTS)
 

TANS (Tikkun Alliance of the North Shore)

TANS is consortium of Jewish congregations and community centers on Long Island which focus on projects designed to “repair the world” on the local level by addressing problems such as poverty, hunger, and the environment. 
 
Every month we conduct a product drive.  Flyers for our drives are pictured below, along with the collection dates.  We are so grateful for your constant generosity!
 
TANS is always looking for volunteers.  For more information, please contact Linda Weiss at lindaw4181@gmail.com (phone 516-996-5221), or Eleanor Blackman at 516-364-1235.
              Midway and TANS remember Nancy Kraut
May her memory forever be a blessing

Hatzilu

Hatzilu assists Jewish families on Long Island who struggle with food insecurity.  
 
CURRENT ITEMS URGENTLY NEEDED
At this time, our local Hatzilu families are experiencing more difficulty in obtaining personal care products (which aren't covered by WIC or SNAP). 
We are asking for generous donations of
PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS FOR MEN, WOMEN, AND CHILDREN: soap, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrushes, lip balm, disposable razors, shaving cream, hairbrushes, combs, hand sanitizer, sunscreen
 
When dropping off donations, please be sure to label them "For Hatzilu." 
 
For more information, please contact Linda Weiss at lindaw4181@gmail.com . 
 

Stitch & Kvell (crochet for charity)

If you knit or crochet, join other Midway volunteers and make a blanket for a child undergoing cancer treatments.  We work with a non-profit organization called We Care Blankets.  Donate (non-wool) yarn, learn to crochet or knit, and help a child keep warm inside and out.  Have fun and feel good knowing you’ve helped someone in need.  Our Crochet Club meets Mondays at 3:00PM via Zoom, and one Monday a month at Midway in the OSR.  Everyone is welcome!  Contact Linda Weiss at lindaw4181@gmail.com or call 516-996-5221.     

Afya Medical Supplies Drive

"Afya" is a Swahili word that means "health" or "wellness."  
 
The Afya Foundation helps collect and distribute humanitarian and medical supplies to underserved areas throughout the United States and the world.  If you have extra medical supplies (including home healthcare supplies), you can drop them off at Midway in the Afya Medical Supplies collection box.  Afya will accept opened cases/bags/boxes of items, but they cannot accept expired items.
 
Click here to see the list of Supplies needed.
 

Participation in the Community at Large

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
Membership in a CSA program is a wonderful way to ensure you enjoy fresh produce by local, Long Island farmers.  Until 2022, we partnered with Golden Earthworm Farms, who moved to Vermont. We were unsuccessful in securing a farm for this season, HOWEVER we are in discussions with a few farms on Long Island to prepare for the 2024 season.  They are eager to partner with us, and we are using this time to ensure we select the best quality and value for our CSA program.  For more information about participating in CSA, please contact Linda Weiss at lindaw4181@gmail.com or call (516) 996-5221
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR PAST AND FUTURE SUPPORT OF CSA PROGRAMS!
 
Support A Lone Soldier
Contact Linda Weiss at lindaw4181@gmail.com to "Adopt A Lone Soldier" by sending cards and care packages to a soldier to show support for his/her commitment and dedication to the fight.
 
Literacy Nassau
Approximately 250,000 adults in our country struggle to improve their writing, reading and speaking skills.  With just 15 hours of training, you can change people’s lives by teaching literacy skills for everyday living.  If you are interested, contact Linda Weiss at lindaw4181@gmail.com.
 
Match Your Needs Program
Whatever your needs are, let us help you.  Do you need a ride to the doctor or synagogue, or need help sorting bills?  Contact Linda Weiss at lindaw4181@gmail.com.
 
 

We are an ADL Signature Synagogue.  

In addition to our programming at Midway with ADL, the ADL LI Activist Group always looking for new interested members.  Their work involves presenting programs and reaching out to local legislators, law enforcement and schools to forge relationships with the larger community to combat hate. A very strong and vital part of the ADL thrust are the education programs called No Place for Hate  and A World of Difference which train students and staff in anti-bullying and advocacy. If anyone is interested in joining our LI group, please contact Amelia Morris, Development Coordinator for ADL at amorris@adl.org
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