Tucson's Annual High Holy Days Hunger Project benefiting the Community Food Bank. We need your help. Please drop off donations between Aug 30 and Sept 30 at your synagogue or agency. Monetary donations, payable to the JCRC, also welcomed. 100% of funds will be given to the Community Food Bank.
Every $1 donated equals $9 in food. One in four children in Arizona is at risk for hunger. The Community Food Bank distributes enough food for 62,800 meals a day.Please help support this effort through the virtual food drive.http://give.communityfoodbank.org/projectisaiah
JCRC Making a Difference Every Day
Join the Jewish Community Relations Council in our adopt-a-school program, Making a Difference Every Day: The Homer Davis Project in our effort to reach out to underserved school children in our community at Homer Davis Elementary School, part of the Flowing Wells School District.
“Homer Davis Elementary has a high poverty population [in its enrollment] that, at any given time, hovers around 86% at or below the United States poverty limits. This means that 86% of their children are receiving free or reduced breakfast and lunch at school,” says Liz Groskind, Co-Chair of the Homer Davis Project and a member of the JCRC. “The JCRC was looking for a school to work with that was in a socio-economic area that required a true partnership, one that was performing, and one that was dedicated to improving the lives its students and the community,” she also said.
The Homer Davis Project serves Homer Davis Elementary through homework help for students, an outdoor beautification project, snacks and meal packs for the neediest students, as well as providing backpacks and school supplies. The school is K-6 with about 450 students. JCRC plans to attract community partners from the Jewish community, the business community, individual donors and, especially, in the school district’s zip code, 85705, in an effort to make this an ongoing sustainable community wide project.
“Homer Davis Elementary School is proud to have a community partnership with the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona,” according to Brett Bonner the school’s principal. “Through this collaboration, sustainable programs are being implemented to provide direct services to students who reside in a high poverty demographic. Services involve revitalizing our school outdoor habitat, providing healthy snacks, academic tutoring, and supplying students with needed school materials.”
“With a combined effort, student needs are being met. The partnership with the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona is valued and is truly making a significant impact,” Principal Bonner went on to say.
The Homer Davis Project needs your help. If you or someone you know would like to volunteer as a homework helper, donor, community partner, or sponsor, we would like to hear from you. For additional information, please contact Bryan Davis, 577-9393, ext 124 or email@example.com for more information.
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