The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, a charitable organization that works to reduce the burden on the poor and needy around the city, is organizing a greeting card design team. They would like volunteers to help them design and send greeting cards to senior citizens who are homebound. Remember, Hanukah begins at sundown on Friday, December 11, 2009, so if you’ve got a Hanukah card you’ve been dreaming of, you’ll need to hurry.
Here is the blurb from the Media-Newswire:
Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty
Design greeting cards for birthdays, holidays, and friendly greetings to be sent to homebound seniors. There are currently 83,000 Jewish seniors in the New York region that live alone, 25,000 of them have no adult children living in the area.
You can contact the main office of the Met Council at (212) 453-9500 or (212) 453-9619. Through its office at 1707 Avenue M, the Council has been helping lower income Southern Brooklyn residents with various needs. You may want to get involved with local volunteer opportunities (i.e., visit a senior, soup kitchen, contributions) where you can help out in Sheepshead Bay, Midwood, Madison, etc.