NCJW Gives Back

NCJW Gives Back is an original, Community Service initiative of NCJW Chicago North Shore created during the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2024, we’ve focused on collections for new migrants in IL.

NCJW Gives Back is every few months 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: Pantry items, supporting those affected by gun violence, book drives and domestic violence shelter.

Are you interested in helping to plan these events? Please contact us: [email protected]

2022/2023 Initiatives:

March 2023 November September August
We assembled Comfort Care Kits in conjunction with Planned Parenthood of IL for people to receive after seeking abortions. Books, Bottles and Boots – we collected items for Share Our Spare. Comfort Care Kits: We held a very successful packing event in Lisle. We collected funds for the Highland Park Medical Fund and provided lunch to first-responders from Curt’s Cafe

2021/2022 Initiatives:

November December February March
Warm-up Winter for Chicago’s Homeless by donating new winter-weather items in support 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.