If I am only for myself, what am I? Pirkei Avot, 1:14

Mitzvah Day 2021

Please see below for the list of Mitzvah Day projects and how you can get involved both in-person and from home.

Our Projects

Mitzvah Day is strongly rooted in two of Temple Beth Tikvah's core values: Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) and Community (kehillah). Mitzvah Day is a day dedicated to social action through volunteering, where individuals are encouraged to come together to give their time to charitable causes in a single day. This year, we will have projects that provide opportunities for volunteers of all ages to take part in initiatives that will impact not only TBT, but the wider community.

Donation Deliveries
Several of our Mitzvah Day projects will need to be dropped off at our donation locations. We are in need to 1-2 volunteers to help deliver our donations during the week of October 25th-29th (exact day and time can be scheduled).

Click HERE or email Rachel White at rachel@tbtoc.org to volunteer to deliver our donations.

Mitzvah Day Sponsor

Support our Mitzvah Day campaigns as a sponsor! Monetary donations can be made at the link below.

> Contribute Today

Card Making

Help us reach our goal of 100 cards! 
In partnership with TBT’s Caring Community Committee and the organization “Cards for Hospitalized Kids” help make uplifting cards. These cards will be distributed to TBT congregants and children currently in the hospital. This project is ideal for young families and participants of all ages. Please see the flyer for more details. Note: if you will not be attending Mitzvah Day in person, cards can be brought to TBT on Mitzvah Day or October 18th-22nd from 9:00am-5:00pm. (Card making runs from 9:15-10:30am on TBT campus)

> Cards for Hospitalized Kids

> Sign up Today

Recycling Cans & Bottles

Partner with TBT’s cans & bottle recycling project! Bring all of your recyclables to TBT Oct. 18th-22nd  between 9am-5pm or on Sunday, Oct. 24th for Mitzvah Day. Sign up to help sort and prepare the cans and bottles for recycling. We are looking for a team of 4-5 people for this project. (Project organized by Gary Gruber, runs from 10:30am-12:00pm on TBT campus)

> Sign Up Today

Hat & Scarf Making

Help us reach our goal of 25 crocheted items!
Join with TBT’s Mitzvah Mavens to make crocheted hats and scarves to include in our hygiene/winter care kits for Pathways of Hope! Please see the flyer for a simple tutorial to make a winter hat.

Participants will have the opportunity to crochet/knit a hat or scarf on campus during Mitzvah Day or can help fill out notes and package the items. Note: if you will not be attending Mitzvah Day in person, completed items can be brought to TBT on Mitzvah Day or October 18th-22nd from 9:00am-5:00pm. (Project organized by Denise Schwartz and the Mitzvah Mavens, runs from 9:15am-12:00pm on TBT campus)

> Beginner Crochet Ribbed Hat Tutorial

> Sign Up Today

Kindness Rocks

Help us reach our goal of 50 rocks! 
Help promote random acts of kindness by painting and decorating rocks with kind words, uplifting messages, and positivity. These rocks can be placed around TBT, in your neighborhood, and can also be placed along the Fullerton Loop hiking trail. Please see the flyer for more details about kindness rocks. Note: if you will not be attending Mitzvah Day in person, decorated rocks can be brought to TBT on Mitzvah Day or October 18th-22nd from 9:00am-5:00pm or you can distribute them in your neighborhood. (Rock decorating runs from 10:30-11:30am on TBT campus)

> Learn About Kindness Rocks

> Sign Up Today

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Monday, October 25th from 1:00-7:00pm

Help us reach our goal of 29 donors and 22 units collected!
Hospital patients need our help! Join us and be a part of the lifesaving cause at a Mitzvah Day blood drive on Monday, October 25th from 1:00pm to 7:00pm at TBT. The need for blood is constant. You can make a difference! Your donation can help save more than one life! To make an appointment, click on the link below or call the Temple Office and ask for Rachel White. (Blood Drive will take place on Monday, October 25th from 1:00-7:00pm on TBT campus in the Social Hall)

> Sign up as a Blood Donor Today

ECLC Preschool Projects

Help beautify our ECLC preschool by volunteering to take part in one of our campus beautification projects. Projects include: leaf blowing & powerwashing the ECLC playground, raking and cleaning out the sandbox, re-painting the “bike garage” (maybe even repainting the bikes, too!), building a greenery archway for the entrance to the ECLC garden, and beautifying the space outside of the ECLC gate at the bottom of the TBT parking lot. (Project organized by ECLC parents, ECLC project times vary, but will run from 9:15-12:45am on TBT campus)

> Sign Up Today

Emerald Court Senior Living Visit

Join a group of TBT congregants as they visit and share our talents with the residents of Emerald Court Senior Living in Anaheim. Congregants with a talent they would like to share with the residents are invited to sign up to participate. The visit will take place on the outdoor patio at Emerald Court. This activity is ideal for teens and adults. Participants are invited to meet at TBT and leave for Emerald Court at 9:30am. We are looking for a group of about 10 people for this activity.  (Visit will run from 10:00-11:00am at Emerald Court)

> Sign Up Today

Hillcrest Park Cleanup Project

Join a group of families, teens, and fellow congregants in the outdoors to help clean up Hillcrest Park here in Fullerton. Help Clean up trash, wash down picnic tables, pull weeds, and maintain the park’s environment for the community. This project is suited for children and adults of all ages. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes, sunscreen, and bring gloves, garden trimmer, or trash grabbers if they have them. (Project organized by the Oslick family, clean up runs from 10:30am-12:00pm at Hillcrest Park)

> Sign Up Today

One Legacy Information Table

Your Mitzvah Day contribution can make a life-saving impact! Stop by the One Legacy informational table to learn about and register as an organ donor. More than 100,000 Americans are presently waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. Every day, approximately 20 die because an organ does not become available in time. Millions of Americans have benefitted from the gifts of tissue donors to restore their sight (corneas), mobility (bone tissue), prevent amputation (bone and vascular tissue), and alleviate chronic or debilitating pain.

OneLegacy, the Southern California Organ Procurement Organization, saves and heals lives through organ, eye and tissue donation, comforts the families they serve, and inspires the community to donate life. OneLegacy invites you to join the millions of Californians who have already registered their decisions to give the gift of life. This decision is also a gift of hope for each of those many thousands waiting for a generous stranger to save their life.   (Table organized by Lynda Trachtman, will run from 9:00am-1:00pm on TBT campus)

> Learn About One Legacy

Hygiene/Winter Care Kits for those Experiencing Homelessness


Help us reach our goal of 50 kits!
Help to make this Thanksgiving special for families in need. Pathways of Hope is collecting Thanksgiving Boxes to be distributed to those in their shelters as well as those who visit the HUB.

Please see the list of requested items for each box and bring them to TBT Oct. 18th-22nd between 9am-5pm or on Sunday, Oct. 24th for Mitzvah Day. You may also assemble boxes at home and bring them to TBT on Mitzvah Day between 8:00am-12:30pm.
(Project and box assembly runs from 11:00-12:00 on TBT campus)

> Hygiene Kit Requested Items

> Winter Care Kit Request Items

> Sign Up Today

Homemade Animal Toys for OneLove Animal Rescue & Sanctuary

Help us reach our goal of 50 animal toys! 
One Love Animal Rescue and Sanctuary is located in Brea and their mission is to help any animal in need by providing care, attention and rehabilitation before finding them a loving, forever home. They care for a wide variety of animals including cats, dogs, birds, and guinea pigs. Help make homemade animal toys and comfort items for the animals being cared for by One Love.

This project is ideal for young families and participants of all ages. Simple animal toys that can be made from recycled household items such as old t-shirts, socks, rags, or towels, the cardboard tube of toilet paper or paper towel rolls, cardboard tape rolls, tennis balls, etc. Note: if you will not be attending Mitzvah Day in person, toys or supplies to make the toys can be brought to TBT on Mitzvah Day or October 18th-22nd from 9:00am-5:00pm. (Project facilitated by Tara Lee, toy making runs from 10:30-11:30am on TBT campus)

> Sign Up Today

Food Collection

Help us reach our goal of 10 boxes of food!
Help to provide support for families and individuals in our community. Pathways of Hope is collecting food and household items to distribute in the HUB food pantry for those in need.
Please see the list of requested items for donations and bring them to TBT October 18th- 22nd between 9am-5pm or on Sunday, Oct. 24th for Mitzvah Day. We ask that all Mitzvah Day participants bring a food donation when they arrive.  (Food Collection and organization runs from 9:00am-12:30pm on TBT campus.)

> Contribute Today- See the list of Requested Items

> Sign Up Today