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.
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. Click here for an overview of the yearlong program.
February 2020 - Beautification Charlotte
Winter 2019 - Have Yourself an Eco-Friendly Holiday Season
Summer 2019 - Eco-Friendly Clothing and Beauty
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.
Learn more about Freshlist: Local, fresh produce delivered to the Levine JCC weekly
Lending Library Program
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, March 22nd
Levine JCC Butterfly Project - Overglazing
6,000 students will again participate in the LJCC Butterfly Project workshops this academic year, and will each paint a ceramic butterfly in memory of a specific child who died in the Holocaust. We need help applying a coat of clear glaze on the painted butterflies to prepare them for firing in the kiln. If you don’t mind rolling up your sleeves and getting a little dirty, this is a great opportunity for you! Ages 12 and up.
- Coming soon!
RSVP to email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 704.944.6739.
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.
- Coming soon!
For more information, contact email@example.com (for the SignUpGenius link to register and/or donate supplies)
Join us for a service project to bring joy, care and hope to more than 8,000 homeless and impoverished children this year. Minimum age: 5 years.
- Next date coming soon!
For more information, contact Julie Rizzo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704.944.6730.
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 $608,000 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
The Kids Tri Training Programs gets participants comfortable with all parts of the race: Swimming / Biking / Running / Transitioning. Participating in the Kids Tri is optional and not a requirement to sign up. The Kids Tri Training Program begins Saturday, April 20th. For more information, click here.
For information on corporate sponsorship of the 9th Annual LJCC Kids Triathlon to be held on May 31, please contact Julie Rizzo at email@example.com or 704.944.6730.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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, February 2nd
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.
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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.