Mitzvah Day Activities

The Mitzvah Day Schedule
8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. – Complimentary Pancake Breakfast
9:15 a.m.-9:45 a.m.  – Kick-Off/Cantor Reinwald & Junior Choir Performance
9:45 a.m.-10:00 a.m. – Travel to Mitzvah Site
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Perform tasks needed at Site


Activity Name Description Age Min. Group Leader
Bubbee & Zayde’s Place
A Residential Care Facility for Jewish Seniors that combines Jewish culture and tradition with premiere senior services in a family setting.Come join the Jr. Choir and sing songs with the residents. No Caroline Paltin
Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore The ReStore is a place where people can purchase recycled home furnishings at a very affordable price.  Proceeds from these items go into the actual building of the homes within the Habitat projects. Located in Garden Grove.Volunteers will be stocking shelves, dusting, straightening displays, and possibly unloading trucks and opening boxes. 16 Abra Negrete*Volunteers must fill out an application and liability form
Hemopet Lifeline (FULL)

“Loving an animal translates into being loving to people.”

For more than 20 years, Hemopet has been a pet lifeline.  They established the first non-profit national animal blood bank.  Their greyhound rescue program has re-homed more than 1500 dogs from the racing industry and placed them as family companions.

These retired greyhounds need your love and attention!

Volunteers will walk the dogs and play with them at their Garden Grove home.

none Susan Gross
Isaiah House
Isaiah House offers daily meals for the homeless, shelter for homeless families and women, bags of food/clothing, showers, emergency assistance, a relaxing backyard, and always a friendly ear and kind words of support.Volunteers will help prepare and serve lunch. 8 Sue Guilford
Ronald McDonald House

“The House That Love Built”

The Orange County Ronald McDonald House program helps seriously ill children and their families by providing a safe, welcoming and warm home-away-from-home for families who children are being treated at a nearby medical facility.
Volunteers will be lightly cleaning, dusting and vacuuming the house and BAKING cookies and brownies onsite, for the residents.

*none *Minors 14-17 must have signed parental release.Minors under 14 must be supervised by an adult
Santa Ana Zoo (FULL)

“An Urban Oasis”

The Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park has mission is to instill a passion for the natural world through recreation, education and conservation.

Our group will help clean the supply area in the back of the zoo.

none Jay Wasserman
Silverado Nature Clean-up We are privileged to live near an ecological and recreational paradise known as the Santa Ana Mountains. Our mountains are rich with biological diversity, that can be found nowhere else on earth.  Unfortunately, the Santa Ana Mountains are highly threatened by pollution, habitat degradation, abuse, and neglect.Joel Robinson of Naturalist For You will be leading us to help clean up Silverado Canyon. There will be an opportunity to cross a flowing creek, visit a rock pool, pass through oak woodland, and enjoy the vibrant scenery.The group will pick up litter and learn about the plants and wildlife. none Joel Robinson*A parking pass will need to be purchased for $5.
Village of Hope (OC Rescue Mission)(FULL)

“Giving Hope to Others”

The Village of Hope currently houses a total of 196 homeless individuals consisting of homeless single men, single women, single women with children, single men with children, and two parent families. The largest homeless sub-population on the Village of Hope campus is single women with children.

Volunteers with work with the children on arts and crafts projects and read stories.

12 Stephanie Wilner
WISE Place WISE Place offers housing and support services for homeless women who are committed to changing their lives. By meeting basic needs such as housing, food, clothing, physical and emotional nourishment, as well as vocational and life skills training, WISE Place is one of the few places these women can go to begin again.The center needs us to do some window washing, painting, and vegetable and flower planting. 6 Sylvia Borovay
Blanket Making Project(FULL)

No Sew Fleece Blankets

“Cut & tie” fleece blankets (no sewing needed).  Blankets will be donated to local facilities.

None Shelly Wellins

“Knit, Chat & Create a Cap”

Join us in creating caps for people transitioning through the effects of chemotherapy or other life-threatening illnesses or injuries.

Caps may be crotched or knitted.

For specific information on acceptable yarn types and patterns please go

You can start working right away and bring your finished products and those in progress to the Social Hall on November 13th.

None Sharon Tanner
Letters to Soldiers Write a quick letter to our troops. Send your support and love to our military men and women. None Shelly Wellins
Sandwich Making Make Peanut Butter Sandwiches to be handed out at Grand Street. Mitzvah Meal Shift Leader
Car Wash Come help wash cars from 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at TBS!