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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.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., an influential American civil rights leader, recognized the power of service. He famously said, “Everyone can be great because everybody can serve.” Observing the Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday through service is a way to begin each year with a commitment to making our community a better place. Your service honors Dr. King’s life and teachings and helps meet community challenges. Service also brings people together of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. MLK Day, observed on the third Monday in January, is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities.  To join the Levine JCC in celebrating MLK Day of Service, click here

Healing Ourselves, Healing The World

There is no better time than the start of the year to engage in Tikkun Olam – repairing the world – and there is no better way to do that than by focusing on healing ourselves.  Learn how the two go hand-in-hand and join us in our year-long journey to accomplish both of those. 


Winter 2020 - Joy & Happiness 
Fall 2020 - Self Care
February 2020 - Beautification Charlotte
Winter 2019 - Have Yourself an Eco-Friendly Holiday Season
Summer 2019 - Eco-Friendly Clothing and Beauty

February 2019 

Summer 2018 
April 2018 - Small steps you can take outside your home to heal the world. 
February 2018 - Small steps to live more self- and earth-friendly inside your home.

Lending Library Program 

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Classroom Central School Supply Drive

If there’s anything we’ve been reminded of lately, it’s that the playing field is far from level for all students. We can change that. That’s why we’re hosting a school supply drive for Classroom Central to make sure students are prepared to learn. Help LJCC Cares meet its fundraising goal. Our drop-off event has ended, check back for more dates.

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, March 7th  4:00 - 7:30 pm

Sign Up Now! Click to register.

Questions contact julie.rizzo@charlottejcc.org 

Monthly Mitzvahs 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.
For more information, contact Michelle Rusgo at michelle.rusgo@charlottejcc.org or 704.944.6739.  Click here for additional information on Teen Programs. 

Feeding the Hungry

Join us during Hunger Action Month to make bag lunches for the Salvation Army’s Center of Hope (homeless shelter for women and children) and to collect healthy snacks for its Boys and Girls Club.

  • Dates coming soon

Questions contact julie.rizzo@charlottejcc.org 


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.  The minimum age to participate is 8 years old, with a parent in attendance.  

  • Sunday, February 2nd  9:30-10:30 am

Sign Up Now! Click to register.

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 seven-year history, more than $734,500 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

Many volunteers are needed for the success of this event. 

The Kids Tri Training Programs gets participants comfortable with all parts of the race: Swimming / Biking / Running / Transitioning.

For information on corporate sponsorships please contact Julie Rizzo at julie.rizzo@charlottejcc.org or 704.944.6730.   

Camp S.O.A.R.

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 stephanie.garner@charlottejcc.org or 704.944.6742.

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 jill.lipson@charlottejcc.org or 704.944.6792.

JFS Food Pantry

Donate food and personal care items to help members of the Jewish community through difficult times. 

Volunteer Drivers

Do you regularly visit Shalom Park? For Shabbat services? To work out at the J or participate in a cultural program?  Jewish Family Services is recruiting volunteers to transport seniors in our community who also like to engage in Shalom Park activities but have no transportation.  Shalom Park is partnering with Centralina Connection to implement the Volunteer Transportation Services Program.  Click here for more information. 

News, resources and information

Interested in volunteering?

If you would like to be on the LJCC Cares distribution list to receive e-mail messages when volunteer opportunities arise, please contact julie.rizzo@charlottejcc.org.

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