March Mitzvah Madness is a month-long community-wide campaign devoted to doing good deeds. There are many opportunities for you and your family to help people in need. You can make phone calls, donate food now, or be a mitzvah entrepreneur and host a pop-up stand in the future.
Be a mitzvah entrepreneur by hosting a pop-up stand, inviting your friends, and helping those in need. While this part of our efforts are currently on hold, we hold to regroup in the near future as a community.
To learn more, please contact Marin Schloss Carosia at MarinC@jfnnj.org or 201-701-4960.
↓ Learn more about the pop-up stand options and see the do-it-yourself guide below ↓
Pick Your Pop-up Stand
A smile kit consists of a dental hygiene products in a nice zipper bag. Smile kits are distributed to homeless, women in shelters, or people who frequent food pantries.
children’s snack packs
These packs consist of an assortment of healthy snacks in a bag. These packs will be given to a child who is hunger insecure on the weekends or a child going to therapy right after school.
Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus crisis, we are very sad to have to cancel the Mega Food Drive packing and sorting days of March 26 and March 29. However, we remain committed to trying to collect food.
Many of the collection sites are closed, but food may still be dropped off at Jewish Federation offices at 50 Eisenhower Drive, Paramus.
If you have any questions or if you would like to bring food directly to a food pantry, please email Laura Freeman at email@example.com.
Also, if you would like to continue to buy snack packs for kids, go to www.jfnnj.org/donate and write in the memo line how many snack packs you would like to buy (at $5 each).
Start Collecting Now
Drop off items to Jewish Federation or at participating synagogues and collection sites.
Our most needed items include:
adult briefs, baby food, beans, canned fish & meat, canned fruit & vegetables, cereal, chili, diapers, formula, jams, jelly, mac and cheese, meaty soups, paper towels, pasta, peanut butter, potatoes, rice, shelf-stable milk, stews, tissues, toilet paper.
Things to Keep in Mind
- No glass or soda
- No expired food
- Accepting Passover food
- Drop off items before March 29