NCJW Gives Back

NCJW Gives Back is an original, Community Service initiative of NCJW Chicago North Shore created during the COVID-19 pandemic.  NCJW Gives Back’s mission is to collect and donate items needed by Chicago and Suburban residents who are especially impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.  During the pandemic, to maintain the health and safety of our community service volunteers, these were contact-less activities.  Now, the activities vary to accommodate all of our members, with no-contact options along with other options to join us for an event.

NCJW Gives Back is generally every other month and shifts the service theme each time.  When the need arises, we include emergency events and ask for immediate donations.  Examples of service themes have been: homelessness, those affected by gun violence, book drives and more.

Are you interested in helping to plan these events? 

Please contact the Director of Community Service, Amy Weisberg, with any questions: [email protected]

2022/2023 Initiatives:

March 2023 November September August
Check back in 2023 Happening now! Books, Bottles and Boots – click HERE for details Comfort Care Kits: Click HERE for photos of this collection and packing event.

2021/2022 Initiatives:

November December February March
Warm-up Winter for Chicago’s Homeless by donating new winter-weather items in suport of The Night Ministry.  We have both in-person and virtual giving opportunities. Support Mothers Against Community Gun Violence by donating books to local children and young adults who are coping with the trauma of gun violence in their lives. The Northfield Township Food Pantry has been battling food insecurity for the past 50 years, assisting area residents who are unable to provide enough food for themselves and their families. Deborah’s Place opens doors of opportunity for women who are homeless in Chicago with supportive housing and services. Support their residents with a household cleaning supply drive. Click here to see photos of our generous donations.

2020/2021 Initiatives:

October November December February
Sadly, domestic abuse against women and children has increased during COVID. Our goal in October was to provide a little extra comfort for survivors. Click here for photos of our successful NCJW Gives Back October collection. Due to the pandemic, many are experiencing food insecurity. This month, we wanted to help families obtain the food and basic staples they need so that no one has to choose between food and shelter. Click here for photos of our successful NCJW Gives Back November collection. This is a difficult and confusing time, especially for children. This month, we wanted to provide some joy and comfort to children and their families during the holiday season. Click here for photos of our successful NCJW Gives Back December collection. During the pandemic, the elderly, have had to cope with feelings of isolation and a limited ability to connect with their loved ones. This month we wanted to show them some love and appreciation. Click here for photos of our successful NCJW Gives Back February Collection.