Wednesday, February 23, 2011

One COOL Day- Sunday March 13, 2011

United Jewish Appeal of Greater Toronto's
Hands on Toronto, Impact Toronto and Community Connect present:
One COOL Day
Sunday, March 13, 2011

One COOL Day is your opportunity to get together with other Impact Toronto (ages 25-40) volunteers to meet, have fun and do Mitzvot all across our community. We're very excited to have so many projects for our volunteers to choose from on March 13th.

Please choose ONE of the following projects
Please keep in mind that spots are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Be sure to get your choice in early to avoid disappointment:

UJA Partner* Agencies and Programs:
*Partner does not denote a legal partner relationship. All Partner Agencies and Programs receive funding from UJA Federation.
1. The Great Tzedakah Box Drop

Location: 4600 Bathurst Street, Lipa Green Centre

Time: 9am to 12:00pm

Zareinu is supported by a dynamic team that works to raise awareness and funds to provide opportunities for children with special needs and their families.  Please join us in assembling Tzedakah boxes which raises funds and awareness about the work done at Zareinu. Once assembled, help drop off the boxes!

Volunteers Needed - 12 (4 drivers, 2 walkers per car)

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2. Jumpstart

Location: 4600 Bathurst Street, Lipa Green Centre

Time: 10am to 12:30pm

JIAS supports and integrates new immigrants to Canada.  JumpStart is a program of JIAS Toronto that serves to connect Jewish professionals to meaningful employment.  Come out and lend your invaluable knowledge of the Canadian workplace to these newcomers through a fun and interesting workshop, including ice breakers, employment skills development and job interview preparation.

Volunteers Needed - 10

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3. Corporate Connections

Location: 74 Tycos Drive (Dufferin and Glencairn)

Time: 11am to 2:30pm

Jewish Vocational Services is seeking volunteers from the communication, technology profession for this volunteer opportunity. Have a 10 minute conversation with a JVS client in a speed mentoring session. Help with career oriented professionals seeking advice and guidance from those in the field.

Volunteers Needed - 10

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4. Anshei Minsk Synagogue

Location: 10 St. Andrew Street (Kensington Market)
Time: 11am to 3pm

Anshei Minsk Synagogue is one of the oldest synagogues in all of Toronto and it needs a cleaning. Offering weekly Shabbat meals and services over the years has taken its toll on the small kitchen. This cool little shul is in need of some TLC. The Minsk is seeking volunteers to help reorganize shelving & the stock room, wash everything from dishes, tables, floors and walls. Good music will be played and impromptu dance parties are encouraged while mopping.

Volunteers Needed - 10

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5. Reena Sunday Friends Club

Location: 927 Clark Ave West

Time: 12:30pm to 3:30pm

Reena is a non-profit social service agency in the community dedicated to integrating individuals with developmental disabilities into the mainstream of society. Visit and participate in social/recreational activities with Reena clients aged 7-25! Help Out! Get to know a new friend.

Volunteers Needed - 4

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6. Just a Second Shop

Location: 4117 Bathurst Street

Time: 1pm to 3pm

Just A Second Shop is a consignment store, made possible through various private and corporate donations of personal and home d├ęcor items, books and supplies.  Come help sort through and organize donations throughout the shop.

Volunteers Needed - 5

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7. Lyla Lavan Nuit Blanche

Location: 1600 Steeles Avenue West-On the Rox club (Dufferin and Steeles)
Time: 4pm-9pm

Lyla lavan nuit blanche Israeli style will include a few components of Israeli cultural celebration such as an Israel Fair, fashion show featuring Israeli designers, Israeli bands and DJ. Volunteers needed to help with the Israel fair which will include Israeli arts and crafts and information about programs in Israelite volunteers will help with set up for the fair, meet and greet the organisations and individuals participating as well as help with the flow of the fair and clear up.

Volunteers Needed - 5

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8. Joel Shwartz Memorial Hockey Tournament in partnership with Reena Foundation

Location: Chesswood Hockey Arena (4000 Chesswood Avenue, East of Keele, North of Sheppard)
Time: 4pm, the event officially begins at 6pm

The Joel Schwartz Memorial Hockey Tournament (JSMHT) is a grassroots charity in Toronto that will be holding its inaugural hockey tournament fundraiser on March 13, 2011 at Chesswood Arena to commemorate Joel Schwartz's experience on his Birthright Israel trip. The charity will be contributing 100% of the proceeds to support the Reena Shadow Participant Program in conjunction with Birthright Israel. Volunteer at the tournament, we will have volunteers at the door selling tickets and greeting; selling raffle tickets; serving dinner; collecting money for the 50/50 raffle, getting spectators organized for the on-ice event (as of now this is a puck toss); cleaning up; etc.

Volunteers Needed - 15

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Community Wide Projects:

9. Food Prep and Serving with Good Shepherd

Location: 412 Queen Street East
Time: 8:30am to 11:30am

Good Shepherd is a place that offers food, shelter, clothing and more to anyone in need. Serve snacks and beverages to clients, assists in setting up of coffee/tea/snacks, replenish food and beverages throughout duration of the Drop-In meal, socialize with clients, when time permits. There will also been opportunities to assist kitchen staff with meal preparation, aid in food preparation for daily meals, assist in maintaining hygienic environment.

Volunteers Needed - 10

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Location: 890 Yonge St. 11th Floor (meet in the in lobby)

Time: 9:30am-12pm

Boost is committed to eliminating abuse and violence in the lives of children, youth, and their families. The centre is a registered charity and provides programs and services to children, youth, and their families in Toronto and surrounding areas. BOOST is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and violence through education and awareness, and to collaborating with our community partners to provide services to children, youth, and their families. Volunteer with BOOST by assembling invitations for one of their major events. Once you complete the invites, get ready to work on assembling kits for children in the prevention program.

Volunteers Needed - 10

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Hands On Toronto Chairs: Harvey Cayne & Zvia Grinspan

If you have any questions, would like to register or become a project leader,  please contact Alana Kayfetz or 416-398-6931 ext. 5322


Impact Toronto's mission is to connect Jews in Toronto between the ages of 25-40 to the community through philanthropic, volunteer and social opportunities.

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