NCJW Gives Back

Our September Collection was for Comfort Care Kits for Planned Parenthood in Aurora, IL

NCJW Gives Back is a Community Service initiative of NCJW Chicago North Shore established during the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the pandemic, many of our ongoing service projects were on hold but our dedicated volunteers and supporters still wanted to help our communities.

Each month, we will be shifting our service theme and we will be donating to different types of social service agencies.  For example, in November we will collect items for those experiencing homelessness, in December, families affected by gun violence, and so on.

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

2021/22 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.

2020/21 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, wewanted 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.