Mitzvah Day

VBS Mitzvah Day 2017

Sunday, November 19
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at VBS

VBS is committed to serving the neediest members of our community through a number of initiatives.
Join us in Mitzvah Day activities such as:


  • Assembling "welcome home" packages for people moving into permanent housing
  • Writing letters and drawing pictures to send love to U.S. and Israeli soldiers
  • Create toys for shelter animals
  • Write "get well" cards for VBS members
  • Compile packages for U.S. soldiers through Operation Gratitude
  • Knit kid-friendly quilt squares for families in Africa through JWW Quilt of Caring


  • Make sack lunches for the hungry at local shelters
  • Prepare pasta casseroles for homeless shelter residents
  • Pack Thanksgiving dinner bags for foster families
  • Assemble "I Care" packages for the Valley Interfaith Food Pantry

Urgently needed items for the VBS Food Bank include:

  • Peanut Butter
  • ​Cold (and hot) cereal
  • Granola bars
  • ​Canned goods: fruit, vegetables, soup, chicken, tomato sauce
  • Powdered milk
  • Leftover Halloween candy
  • Sun butter
  • Jelly

Items needed for "Welcome Home" packages for people moving into permanent housing include:

  • Laundry baskets
  • Tissue
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Bar soap and body wash
  • Tooth paste
  • Tooth brushes
  • Mouth wash
  • Deodorant
  • Lotion
  • Feminine products
  • Shaving cream
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Laundry soap
  • Baby wipes
  • Household cleaners (Comet; Pine Sol; sponges; Clorox wipes; etc.)
  • Toilet brush
  • Kitchen utensils, plates, cups, etc.
  • Bathroom and kitchen towels
  • Blankets

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For more info, email [email protected] or call 818.530.4035