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Send Refugees to Camp Killooleet

A pair of Vermont brothers, Ramadan (age 10) and Lambert (age 12), have a chance to go to overnight camp with the help of the JCOGS community. The boys are originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, and they were born in a refugee camp. They now live in Winooski. Camp Killooleet has given the boys a full summer scholarship, and they've asked for our help in making sure the boys have clothing, supplies, and transportation. Gently used or new items are great. Please click here to sign up to make your donation, and someone will contact you to arrange pickup or drop-off.

Tikkun Olam

Our tikkun olam committee helps to reduce hunger in our community through ongoing support of the Neighborhood Food Project of the Lamoille Community Food Share, the Morrisville summer lunches for children program, and gleaning for the Lamoille Community Food Share and the Vermont Foodbank. In the past, we have picked blueberries for the Food Share, and during Chol Homoed Sukkot we gleaned eggplant and chard. We also sponsored a Red Cross blood drive.

Other recent events include: a Fair Trade Fair where participants learned about fair labor practices while sampling Fair Trade products, our annual Food Drive during the High Holidays, and a special community event to learn about Salvation Farm’s Harvest and Hunger initiative. The year will culminate with a Mitzvah Day on Sunday, June 5, when everyone (young, old and in between) can participate in one of several projects to help make our communities that much better.

For more information, contact Lynne Gedanken, chair of the Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World) committee, at gedanken@jcogs.org.

Fri, July 19 2019 16 Tammuz 5779