Looking for a meaningful way to give to those in need this holiday season?

One way is to provide for the needs of the many families and asylum seekers awaiting their court dates who arrive at the US southern border with almost no clothes or belongings.

We are working with The Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona to coordinate donations to Casa Alitas, a center in their community. They are collecting:

  • New coats (sized for small adults, children, and babies)
  • New scarves
  • Amazon or Walmart gift cards to purchase needed items
  • Used cell phones to provide to asylum seekers making their way across the country, so they can communicate with friends and loved ones.


If your family would like to help, here are four steps to doing this mitzvah:

1. Gather any of the items listed above.
2. Package them up and send to Jill Rich, 7735 North Sendero De Juana, Tucson, AZ 85718
3. Create an uplifting greeting card to include in the package.
4. Take a photo of your family throughout this process and post it to the Center for Volunteerism Facebook Page with the hashtags #GMWhelpsfamilies and #IamGMW

To read more about Casa Alitas and the families sheltered there, click here.

For more information on hands-on volunteering, contact Lindsay Norman at Lnorman@jfedgmw.org or call (973) 929-2948.