Jewish Journal

Camp kids, homeless benefit from Federation Community Service Day

by Julie Gruenbaum Fax

June 14, 2011 | 6:00 pm

More than 250 volunteers participated in The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ Community Service Day on June 5, the second of four volunteer opportunities in celebration of The Federation’s 100th anniversary.

Volunteers handed out camp supplies and clothing to more than 1,000 at-risk and low-income children who will attend Camp Max Straus in Glendale, a program of Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles. Another group worked with Netiya, an anti-hunger initiative that Federation partners with, to revitalize the Grow Native Nursery on the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration property. On the other side of the city, volunteers helped feed the homeless at the Fred Jordan Mission in downtown Los Angeles.

The first Community Service Day was in February in conjunction with the Super Sunday phone fundraiser; the next two days will be in September and December.

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