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Sunday, October 20, 2019 21 Tishrei 5780 - 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Sunday, October 13, 2019 14 Tishrei 5780 - 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Sunday, October 6, 2019 7 Tishrei 5780 - 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Sunday, September 29, 2019 29 Elul 5779 - 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Sunday, September 22, 2019 22 Elul 5779 - 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Oak Park Temple joins synagogues across Chicagoland this Sukkot to provide aid to refugees and asylum seekers on the southern border.

Collection from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 20

Sorting, boxing and shipping, 11:30 AM, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20

OPT has been asked to collect, sort, and ship the following supplies.
Donate below to help cover shipping costs.
Bring to Oak Park Temple

TOILETRIES - In quart size Ziploc bags:
2 individually wrapped toothbrushes
1 travel size toothpaste
1 package of hand wipes
2 packages of travel size tissues

3 hair elastics or scrunchies
1 small comb

ESSENTIALS - In sandwich-size Ziploc bags:
2 pens
1 small note pad
1 box of crayons (8-12) to a pack

To volunteer (or for more info), contact Deb Kadin:

Please bring any of these supplies to our collection bins on Sundays through Sukkot. You can pre-pack them at home and deliver complete kits or simply drop off unsorted supplies.

OPT is also responsible for purchasing shipping supplies and paying shipping costs. Your donation helps cover those costs; extra funds will be used to support refugees and asylum seekers. Donate online here or bring a check to the Temple office.

Our work supports the Interfaith Welcome Coalition of San Antonio, TX. The IWC stations bilingual volunteers in the San Antonio bus station and airport who distribute backpacks with basic supplies to migrants “in the system.” These migrants have left detention centers or have been delivered to the area after being processed through ICE. All have sponsors who are waiting for them in the U.S. The IWC also operates an overnight shelter whose guests receive these supplies.

This city-wide project is organized by BJE Chicago, Marshall Center, HIAS Immigration & Citizenship, and JCFS Chicago.


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