For the third year, the Federation is sponsoring Operation Maccabee which sends Hannukah gift sacks to troops in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere. Help our Overseas Jewish Troops have a good Hannukah!
There are a few ways you can help out. Either a donation, a contribution of items or come help stuff the sacks on Oct. 30 at the federation offices. A few guidelines…
- If you want to bring some items, remember, individual or travel size items (those small sample sizes). No soaps or chocolate
- Bring your items to the Federation office or Congregations Anshai Emeth/Agudas Achim. You can also bring donations to Kol Nidre as well. Items will only be accepted through Oct. 24. The Hebrew Day School will also accept items through Oct. 21.
- Bag stuffing will be at 10 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 30 at he federation offices, 2400 Pioneer Parkway. We need volunteers. To sign up click here.
- If you sew and would like to make bags at home please contact Diane Kach at (diane.ed.kach(AT)gmail.com or call the Federation office. We will supply you with fabric and a pattern. Have your finished product to the office by October 24.
Items that are included in the sacks include: shampoo, hand wipes, hand Sanitizer, toothpaste, toothbrushes, snacks, socks, lotion, razors (no pink), Lip balm, chapstick, hard candy, lozenges, hot cocoa mix (packages or singles), juice boxes and, dried fruit
Can’t shop? Send us a donation and we’ll purchase the items. Donations are also needed to help defray shipping costs. Mail your tax-deductible contribution to:The Jewish Federation of Peoria.
2000 Pioneer Parkway 10B
Peoria, IL 61615
Att: Operation Maccabee
Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Peoria- www.jewishpeoria.org. This project is being done in conjunction with Operation Santa.