Collections for Spring Mitzvah Day 2014

Food for Our Daily Breadfill the pod lobby

Our Daily Bread serves low-income families in the area.

  • Cereal, oatmeal, pancake/biscuit mix
  • Cheese, Spaghetti-Os, Ravioli
  • Pizza kits
  • Canned chicken/meat/tuna, Hamburger Helper
  • Rice, mashed potatoes
  • Canned chili or stew
  • Dried beans
  • Pasta and pasta sauces, canned tomato products
  • Canned fruit
  • Jello, pudding, pie fillings, cake/cookie/brownie mixes, packaged cookies
  • Coffee, tea, powdered/evaporated milk, juice, Gatorade, powdered drink mixes
  • Crackers, pretzels, popcorn, granola bars
  • Sugar, flour, oil
  • Laundry detergent, toilet paper, shampoo, toothpaste, tooth brushes, dish detergent, paper towels, soap

Career Clothes

Career Clothes provides professional clothing for those in poverty for jobs and job interviews.

  • New or gently used men’s and women’s business clothes, large sizes preferred, but all welcome
  • Dress shoes for men and women

 Children’s Clothes

The clothes collected are for local elementary schools serving high proportion of students in free and reduced lunch program.

  • Elementary age kids’ summer clothes such as tops, shorts, pants
  • Children’s shoes, all sizes, all seasons
NOTE: Please, no used underwear or socks or other personal clothing.  No swimming suits, flip flops.

Alternative House

The Alternative house is an emergency teen shelter, homeless youth, and young mothers.

  • Cleaning products (laundry detergent, bleach, paper towels, sponges, mops, trash bags)
  • Child care products (diapers size 4, 5, and 6, pull-ups, training pants, wipes)
  • Miscellaneous (toilet paper, batteries, pots and pans, Ziploc bags, aluminum foil)


Bikes For The World makes bikes affordable and available to lower income people in developing countries

  • Bicycles of all types and sizes in repairable or better condition
  • Spare parts, bicycle tools, bike stands
  • Bike accessories (helmets, locks, pumps, rack, etc.)

 Pet Supplies

Items collected are for pet rescue groups that save the lives of homeless and abandoned pets.

  • For dogs: collars, leashes, harnesses, beds, crates, chew toys
  • For cats: carriers, canned cat food, cat treats, toys, litter and litter boxes, scoops, beds
  • General supplies: towels and blankets, paper towels, large trash bags, disinfectant cleaner, disposable plastic gloves


Donations of t-shirts will be used for making reusable t-shirt bags.

  • Gently used t-shirts, all sizes, to make into reusable carrying bags