When children are reunited with a parent or when a youth ages out of foster care and is setting up their first apartment, they often start with little to no belongings. To ease their transition, James Storehouse provides Kitchen and Bed/Bath Starter Kits. These items can easily be purchased at a Dollar Store and are a huge encouragement to the recipient!
Birthday Buddies was started in 2018 by a local middle school student in order to support James Storehouse’s desires to celebrate each foster child they serve.
During the month of February and March, all faiths and community members are invited to collect birthday party supplies and starter kit supplies for children in the foster care system and for those who are aging out.
Bring collected donations to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1600 Erbes, Thousand Oaks on March 18th at 6:30pm. We will sort and package the starter kits, and birthday supplies as well as make tie blankets and birthday banners to be used at future birthday events organized through James Storehouse.
All youth are invited and encourage to attend on March 18th.
If you are unable to attend the event on March 18, Temple Adat Elohim is collecting the items needed for the baskets. Bring them to the box in the temple office by March 16. and we will transport.
Making a Difference Together
“You are not required to complete the work, yet you are not allowed to desist from it” – Pirkei Avot, 2:21
The mission of TAE’s Social Action Committee is to encourage the education of and participation in understanding the local, national and global human needs around us. Whether the need is immediate or ongoing, we seek to develop and perform meaningful programs and acts of tikkun olam (healing the world) which respond to those needs. We strive to perform mitzvot reflecting the ideals of Reform Judaism and welcome involvement from all temple members.
For more about our Social Action Committee visit the Social Action on the TAE Website.
Do you have old coats or winter clothes in your closets? Winter is here. Reclaim some closet space and help a foster youth stay warm this winter by donating them.
The Coats for Casa event collects gently used winter clothes such as coats, jackets, sweaters, hoodies, mittens/gloves, winter hats and scarves to help foster youth at Casa Pacifica stay warm during the chilly months.
Casa Pacifica is an organization that offers to foster youth services that include emergency shelter, medical assistance and other community-based interventions. Coats of all sizes are needed.
Items may be dropped off at temple from January 1 until January 10. For a list of other drop off locations and more information, visit the event website: http://www.coatsforcasapacifica.com
TAE member Rick Winters of Winters Financial Group and Lydia Gable of Compass Real Estate have teamed up to host the 10th Annual Coats for Casa charity event on Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. at Three Springs Park in Westlake Village.
Coats for Casa Charity Event Information Children and people of all ages will be able to come play in the snow, go sledding, do crafts as well as enjoy complimentary coffee and smoothies, all while supporting a worthy cause by dropping off gently used warm clothing items. More Info
Collecting Gently Used Women’s Handbags
August 15, 2019 – September 13, 2019
The Women’s Interfaith Network will be collecting gently used handbags which will be filled with toiletries and distributed to homeless women. Please drop donations in the box in the temple office. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.