The Chesed Project: Another Volunteering Opportunity

Miss your bubbie and zaydie but don’t want to shlep to Florida to see them? Come with The Chesed Project to the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington!

The Chesed Project is a new group devoted to Jewish-oriented community service, such as visiting the underserved sick and elderly in our community – while providing young Professionals with an opportunity to socialize and have fun. We’ll be having one event on the first or second Sunday of each month, and hope to expand the number of opportunities over time.

Our first event will be Sunday, November 6 from 2:00 -4:00 p.m. We are going to the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, an elderly care facility, to spend time with the residents, play games, run errands, or do anything else they might need.

The home is a few blocks from the Rockville metro, but we will also organize a carpool (so please let us know if you can drive or need a ride).

The volunteer coordinator requested we be there by 1:45pm. In keeping with the event theme, we will arrange for an ‘early bird’ dinner afterwards at Pita Hut or one of the kosher restaurants in the area. If you are interested in joining for dinner, please let us (the Chesed Project co-chairs) so we can plan accordingly.

If you have any questions please contact Samantha. Please join us on facebook to find out about our other activties! Ideas for activities are welcomed.

Can’t make this event but do want to volunteer? Check out Rachel’s round-up for other ways to do so. Have your own volunteering event you’d like the Jewish community to know about? Write to Noa at Noa@gatherthejews.com.