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Mitzvah Day is one of the most rewarding and engaging days on the Temple Shalom calendar. On this wonderful day the entire Temple Shalom community comes together to work to repair our world and make it a better place through service projects. Below are descriptions of some of the projects we work on for Mitzvah Day. Our whole One Family community is encouraged to participate in these projects. All projects take place at the temple and start at 9:30am.

Mitzvah Day 2022 is scheduled for Sunday, January 23. We will update this space with details as they develop.

Some of the activities at Mitzvah Day include:

Collecting and Packaging Travel Size Cosmetics for the Homeless Children of Collier County

  • For this project we collect, package and provide travel size toiletries to the homeless children of Collier County, in conjunction with the Collier County Education of Homeless Children liaison.
  • We collect shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, deodorant, anti-bacterial gel, body lotion, and any other travel or trial size cosmetic that anyone would like to donate. Donation boxes are located throughout the temple.
  • On Mitzvah Day volunteers sort the donations and then create small toiletry packages to be provided by homeless student services to children who lack the necessary personal hygiene items.

Travel Size Cosmetics Collection For Homeless Children

Deodorant male and/or female
Feminine products for younger girls
Travel size toiletries
Hand Sanitizer – Travel Size
Travel size Shampoo
Travel size Conditioner

Baking Dog Biscuits to be delivered to the Collier County Humane Society and collecting supplies

On Mitzvah Day the children will have the opportunity to mix up dough and cut out doggie biscuits, which are baked, packaged and delivered to the Collier County Humane Society by members of the temple.

It is important to learn that we must be kind not only to other humans, but to all creatures. We are also collecting Pet supplies for Humane Society.

Humane Society wish list:

Cat Litter
Laundry Detergent
Bath Towels
Canned Dog/Cat Food
Dryer Fabric Softener Sheets
Monetary Support

Purple Bag Project for children going through chemo and radiation treatment

This endeavor recently began as the brainstorm of a 5 year old Nevada girl named Abby. She wanted to help cancer patients during their treatments. She and her family initiated the idea of packing supplies into small purple bags and distributing them to those in need. We will be collecting supplies for child cancer patients that are most needed during radiation and chemo recovery.

Such provisions include:

Chap Stick
Sugar free sucking candy
Snack bags
Veggie chips
Small coloring books
Small hand held games


Meals of Hope Mitzvah Day Challenge

As part of Mitzvah Day at Temple Shalom, we will assemble and package thousands of meals for Meals of Hope, which feeds those facing food insecurity.

Beading for Betterment

Make necklaces for the children of the Guadalupe Center in Immokalee to give to the special women in their lives for Mother’s Day.  This activity is for everyone age 10 and up. Bring your own supplies.  A donation of $18 is appreciated to cover costs if you do not have your own supplies. (Carol Hirsch is the contact for this activity.)

Mitzvah Day Blood Drive

Sign-up to give blood at the Bloodmobile located in the Temple parking lot on Mitzvah Day. Walk-ins are always welcome.


Mitzvah Day 2020 in Pictures

Many thanks to Ted Epstein and George Rubin for all of the Mitzvah Day Photos!




Tue, September 28 2021 22 Tishrei 5782