Chanukah Mitzvah Miracles

Chanukah Mitzvah Miracles

Do a mitzvah for others this Chanukah.

Many people in our community are feeling isolated during these challenging times. Getting a heartfelt card or letter from someone – even a stranger can do so much to lift someone’s spirits. The four organizations listed below invite you to write cards/letters to the people to whom they provide support.

This Chanukah – gather your supplies and on Sunday, December 13 (or when it works for you), let’s make cards!

Four easy steps!

  • Gather Supplies: Paper (plain or construction paper), pens, crayons, markers, paint, stickers (be creative!)

  • Write cards!

  • Send the cards to the organizations listed.

  • Send additional cards to family or friends!

Organizations:

  • Operation Gratitude sends care packages to our troops and first responders. Each package contains a handmade card. Click here to learn more about Operation Gratitude and here for the instructions for writing cards.

  • My Stuff Bags provides new belongings, comfort and hope to thousands of children each year who must be rescued from abuse, neglect, abandonment, and homelessness across the United States.  Write an uplifting card offering words of hope and support.  Pictures of hearts, stars, rainbows, flowers etc are great.  Click here to learn more about My Stuff Bags and get the mailing address.

  • Many Mansions provides hope and safe, affordable rental housing to people in need. Their mission is to break the cycle of poverty through quality housing, services, and education. We will be writing cards to the children who live at Many Mansions who have been learning from home.  Cards should show support and encouragement – letting them know that others are pulling for them to succeed.  Click here to learn more about Many Mansions.  Cards should be mailed to Jessica Lawson, Many Mansions 1259 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard Thousand Oaks, CA 91362.

  • Ventura County Area Agency on Aging is coordinating an effort to provide some comfort to local seniors who may be lonely during these challenging times. Click here to learn more about VCAAA. Write cards to home bound seniors to let them know that others care. Mail them to the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging, Letters of Support Campaign, 646 County Square Drive Suite 100, Ventura Ca 93003