Spring Mitzvah Day Donations Needed!

We Need Stuff!

In conjunction with Spring Mitzvah Day, TRS conducts food and non-perishable drives. Please donate generously to support those in need by dropping these items off in the PODS located at the School Lobby Portico beginning April 2.


Our Daily Bread Food Drive

Our Daily Bread provides short-term food assistance to Fairfax County area residents who are struggling to make ends meet – helping them bridge the gap until they can achieve self-sufficiency. About 25-30 families, referred to the program by social workers, are served by this program each week.  Please donate the following groceries which will be assembled and delivered to needy families on Mitzvah Day.


Breakfast Foods:
Cereal, Oatmeal, Pancake mix/Pancake Syrup
Lunch/Dinner Foods:
Pizza kits, or similar Pre-prepared items
Canned Chicken/Meat
NO Canned Vegetables or Tuna
Chicken/Hamburger Helper
Rice/Mashed potatoes
Canned chili or stew
Canned fruit
Pasta and Pasta sauces
Canned tomato products
Dessert Items:
Jello, Pudding, Pie fillings,Cake/Cookie/Brownie mixes, Packaged cookies
Coffee, Tea, Powdered/Evaporated milk, Juice, Gatorade, Powdered drink mixes, or similar items
Crackers, Pretzels, Popcorn, Nuts, Granola bars, Rice Krispie Treats, or similar items
Cooking/Baking Supplies:
Sugar, Flour, and Oil
Laundry detergent, Toilet paper, Toothpaste, Tooth brushes, and Shampoo

Clothing Drive

Career Gear and two local elementary schools with a high proportion of students in the free and reduced lunch program are in need of these new and gently used items (Please, no used underwear, socks or other personal clothing):
  • men’s and women’s business clothes, large sizes preferred
  • elementary-aged kids’ summer clothes such as shorts and tops, but also sweat pants and jeans
  • tennis shoes (K-5 sizes)
  • shoes for girls only, all sizes and all seasons



We’d also like used t-shirts, all sizes, for making reusable tote bags to take home.


Pet supplies

Animal shelters are always in need of pet supplies (new or gently used). Please make sure the donated items are in good condition, clean, and ready to use.  The following items will be gladly accepted:
  • Towels and blankets
  • Dog and cat beds
  • Chew toys
  • Food bowls
  • Litter, litter boxes, litter scoops
  • Cat trees, scratching posts
  • Carriers and crates – all sizes
Donations will go to ASPCA, Lost Dog and Stray Cat Foundation.


Bike Drive

Put your old bikes to good use by donating them to Bikes for the World. This nonprofit group collects quality used bicycles and parts and delivers them to community programs in developing countries to enhance the lives and livelihoods of lower income people. If you can, please wait to bring in your bikes to the Temple the morning of April 28.