Women’s Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis is hosting a special volunteer opportunity to enhance the holidays for our community members living in care facilities. They will make care packages to be delivered to these individuals for Hanukkah.

In order to accomplish this, Women’s Philanthropy has scheduled two assembly times: A family packing evening will take place Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 6:30 p.m., and a daytime event will be held Thursday, Nov. 29, at 10:30 a.m.

Both packaging events will take place at Kaplan Feldman Complex Boardroom at 12 Millstone Campus Drive, 63146. RSVP online at JFedSTL.org/events/PackaBagofLove.

The care packages will be delivered by clients of the Jewish Family and Children’s Service (JF&CS) Chaplaincy Program and Meals on Wheels throughout our community.

Women’s Philanthropy is also hosting a Hanukkah Hugs toy drive to collect NEW, unwrapped books, toys, gifts, or gift cards for children ages 0-18 years old for families served by JF&CS. The following options are available for gift drop off:

  • Bring your gifts to either of the packaging events.
  • Visit Amazon.com and send your gift to the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, Attn: Marianne Chervitz.
  • Drop off at one of the following locations by Nov. 27: Jewish Federation of St. Louis, The J’s Early Childhood Center and KidZone locations, Congregation Temple Israel, United Hebrew Congregation, Kol Rinah, Central Reform Congregation, Temple Emanuel, Traditional Congregation, Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School, Epstein Hebrew Academy, and Congregation Shaare Emeth.

Co-chairs for the event are Jennifer Busch, Linda Kusmer, and Carolyn Morris. For additional information, please call Katie Sheldon at 314-442-3751 or email WP@JFedSTL.org.