Levine JCC Cares
The Levine JCC wants to engage its members in a variety of social action programs within the community. Under the banner of LJCC Cares, we will bring opportunities for families, seniors, adults and teens to perform Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) and Gemilut Hasadim (acts of loving kindness) by serving the greater Charlotte community in ways that connect us with others and are motivated by the pressing issues of the day.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte
The mission of the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte is to provide the families of children being treated in area medical facilities with a safe, affordable and caring “home away from home.” It primarily serves families in the Southeast who travel a significant distance to receive specialized medical care at Levine Children’s Hospital and Hemby Children’s Hospital. The doors of the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte will always be open to families from across our region and beyond. Sign-ups are limited; must be at least 12 years old. Sign up by clicking on the Sign Up Genius link below.
Volunteer Meal Preparation teams plan a menu, purchase ingredients and prepare a home-cooked meal at the Ronald McDonald House for families staying there. All volunteers will be asked to donate a portion of the ingredients. Sign-ups are limited to eight volunteers, who must be at least 12 years old and accompanied by an adult.
- Sunday, October 30
- Sunday, January 29
Monthly Miztvahs for Teens
Join other teens as we volunteer to do our part in Tikkun Olam, “healing the world.” We will collaborate with community service organizations and other Jewish Agencies to promote community engagement and build partnerships.
- September 18 - Making bagel lunches for the homeless
- November 8 - Creating door hangers and centerpeices for the Ronald McDonald House
- December 18 - Making cookies and brownies for holiday baskets
Levine JCC Kids Triathlon
This annual event raises money for pediatric rehabilitative services at Levine Children’s Hospital and the Adaptive Sports and Adventures Program, which is part of Carolinas Rehabilitation. Children ages five through 14 swim, bike and run for a cause. Over its five-year history, more than $240,000 has been granted to LCH and ASAP. This money is raised via corporate sponsorships and individual fundraising by the participants. For more information, click here.
To become a corporate sponsor or to volunteer for the 6th Annual event on June 4, 2017, please contact Julie Rizzo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camp S.O.A.R. (Special Olympics Athletic Retreat) is a free three-day camp for children and adults with special needs. Camp SOAR provides a fun and memorable experience for both its campers and its volunteers. Volunteers must be rising 9th graders or older and make a commitment to volunteer for a complete session. For more information, please contact Stephanie Garner at email@example.com or 704.944.6742.
Next year’s session will run from June 12-16, 2017. Online volunteer registration will begin in April 2017.
Oasis Senior Enrichment Program
Volunteers are needed to present a lecture or series of lectures on a subject in which the volunteer is knowledgeable. For more information, contact Jill Lipson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704.944.6792.
The LJCC has adopted a street to clean up! At least three times a year, the LJCC will be gathering small groups of people to collect trash and illegal signs from Jefferson Road and a portion of Preston Road, located on the north side of Shalom Park. Click below to sign up.
- Sunday, November 13
- Sunday, April 2, 2017
JFS Food Pantry
Donate food and personal care items to help members of the Jewish community through difficult times. Click here to access the list of current needs.
News, resources and information
Shalom Green Challenge
Monthly challenges connected to Jewish values to live more sustainably at home.
- Appreciating & Caring for the Earth
- Reducing Waste, with an emphasis on Food Waste
- New Year's Resolution to reduce carbon footprint
- Reducing Water Pollution and Conserving Water
- Eating Green, Growing Green
- Spring Clean, Green Clean
Interested in volunteering?
Click here to submit your e-mail address to receive e-mail messages when volunteer opportunities arise throughout the year.