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 events: Thursday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m. to enjoy craft projects and gift prep, and a daytime event on Friday, Dec. 13, at 10:30 a.m. to assemble and pack the care packages. Families are welcome.

Both Pack a Bag of Love events will take place in the 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 2-18 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 directly to the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, 12 Millstone Campus Drive, St. Louis, 63146, Attn: Jessica Wax
  • Drop off at one of the following locations by Dec. 11: Jewish Federation of St. Louis, Jewish Community Centers, Congregation Temple Israel, United Hebrew Congregation, Kol Rinah, Central Reform Congregation, Temple Emanuel, Traditional Congregation, Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School, Epstein Hebrew Academy, Congregation Shaare Emeth, and B’nai Amoona Congregation.

For additional information, please call Jessica Wax 314-442-3805 or email WP@JFedSTL.org.