The projects of B'nai B'rith International (BBI) promote volunteerism and the Jewish concept of Tikkun Olam — the repair of the world in which we live. Volunteers often receive more satisfaction than those who benefit from the projects.
A Sample of Community Projects
B'nai B'rith supports many community programs in which their members and supporters can participate. These volunteer programs include:
> B'nai B'rith Literacy Volunteers
Working with adults and children, B'nai B'rith volunteers coach those who need reading assistance. This includes tutoring and supporting book drives for young children so that they can read at home and improve their skills.
> Schlep Sunday (Collections of Clothing and Household Items)
An annual event in Houston, Schlep Sunday is held around the country — with local variations. Volunteers collect items, including blankets, coats, hats, gloves, and other winter clothing, as well as costume jewelry and interview clothing for women in shelters.
> Food Drives and Bagel Brigades
Food collections for the needy and delivery of food to the homebound are both BBI projects.
> Get Out the Vote
Projects include voter drives and registration, providing absentee ballots, and assisting seniors to the polls.
> Model Seders
BBI provides community Seders for those who do not have access to their own.
To find out what is happening in your community or to get involved, call 212-490-3290 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.