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Mitzvah Day At Home Guide

Participating from home?

Opportunities to share in acts of chesed (loving kindness) across our community for VBS Mitzvah Day 2022 – without leaving home!

Please drop off completed items between 9am-12pm on Mitzvah Day (Jan. 23)

Participate in selected Mitzvah Day initiatives from home.

Complete the following activities from home while contributing to our community's good work!

Assemble Hygiene Kits

VBS Food Bank
Come together to assemble crucial Hygiene Kits that will be gifted to community members in need. Create kits at home by filling a ziplock bag with the following contents:

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste (Travel Size)
  • Body Soap (Travel Size)
  • Shampoo (Travel Size)
  • Conditioner (Travel Size)
  • Mini Deodorant

Pack Lunch Bags

Hope of the Valley
Feed the hungry: battle food insecurity in our community. To assemble the lunch you'll need:

  • A brown paper or ziplock bag
  • Peanut butter or nut butter alternative of your choice
  • Jam or jelly
  • Bread of choice
  • Sandwich baggies
  • Small fruits like a small apple or clementine
  • Soft cereal bars
  • Napkins

You will also need a mask and pair of disposable gloves for each person participating. Each sack lunch must contain 1 sandwich,  1 fruit,  1 cereal bar,  and 1 napkin. If you have young children you could have them color on the bag and/ or make cards to drop in bag as a note of encouragement.  Our Brown Bag Lunches will go to guests of Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission.

Decorate Get Well Cards

VBS Caring Connection
Comfort those in need by creating handmade Get Well Cards for our community members who are experiencing hard times. Print the template at the link below and decorate using markers, crayons or colored pencils to write or draw sweet, simple messages.

Download the template here

Assemble Welcome Home Packages

LA Family Housing
Assemble Welcome Home Packages for recipients at LA Family Housing to mark a momentous occasion in the lives of those  entering housing after being unhoused or shelter insecure. Each package should include:

  • Hard plastic laundry basket and laundry detergent
  • Toilet paper and paper towels
  • Dishes (set of 4)
  • Utensils (set of 4)
  • Bath towels (2-4)
  • Cleaning supplies (windex, all purpose surface cleaner)

Collection Items

In preparation for Mitzvah Day, we will be collecting the following items to supply our Mitzvah Day activity stations.

We encourage donations to be dropped off at VBS as soon as possible beginning January 3. We will continue accepting collections through our Mitzvah Day event on January 23.

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  • Cereal boxes (12-14 oz)
  • Mac & Cheese Boxes (7.25 oz)
  • Rice (16 oz)
  • Pasta (16 oz)
  • Peanut butter/nut butter (16 oz)
  • Canned items:  vegetables, beans, soup,  tuna, chicken, fruit, tomato sauce
  • Cereal bars
  • Instant oatmeal packets
  • Individual packets of dry snacks/pretzels
  • Individual packets of dry soup/ramen noodles
  • Misc Kosher, gluten free, and vegan items for those with dietary restrictions

Contribute Virtually!

Text
VBSMD to 41444

Your text donation works towards purchasing supplies needed for Mitzvah Day activity stations.






Sponsorship Opportunities and Participation Commitment


Calling All Mensches

Mitzvah Day 2022
Sponsorship & Participation Opportunities

Become a Mitzvah Day Sponsor!

We are thrilled to be able to offer Mitzvah Day in-person this year! This annual day of chesed (acts of loving & kindness) will be held on Sunday, January 23, 2022. Become a Mitzvah Mensch through your meaningful contribution.

Our goal is to reach 100% Member Participation and $10,000 in financial support of Mitzvah Day 2022, expanding Chesed programming at VBS throughout the year. 

Join an activity station or bring items for collection that support the needs of non-profit services we help. Your participation in raising funds allows us to purchase the supplies needed for these important projects! Every dollar counts and is most appreciated!

Please consider donating your resources and also your time – we hope to see you at VBS on Sunday, January 23 to partake in this holy work!

Questions? Please contact Nitzan Barlev, Volunteer Engagement and Community Organizing Coordinator, at (818) 530-4035 or email nbarlev@vbs.org.

• Choose Your Sponsorship Level Below •
Every Dollar Counts!


Sponsorship Levels

Donations are 100% tax deductible
Your partnership makes meaningful differences in the lives of many. Each sponsorship allows Valley Beth Shalom to promote our values of Chesed & Tikkun Olam to organizations directly serving diverse members of our community: VBS members in need, unhoused Angelenos, local hospitals, Jewish Home residents, food insecure families in our neighborhood and critically ill children in Israel.

$54 - Mitzvah Mensch

$180 - Tzedek Tzupporter

$360 - Ahava Ambassador

$1,800 - Tikkun Olam Titan

$3,600 - Chesed Champion

I wish to support Mitzvah Day 2021-2022 with a tax-deductible donation.

My Mitzvah Day Participation Commitment

Fri, January 21 2022 19 Shevat 5782