GMR Good Deeds Day (J-Serve)

Sunday, March 29, 2020 FROM 10:00 AM - Monday, March 30, 2020 5:00 PM

Various locations around Chicagoland area, IL

Great Midwest Region

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Event Details

Join GMR BBYO by giving back to our community through a day of service! Each of our BBYO communities have different service projects depending on their location. See below for more details- 

North side - 

·         Bernie’s Book Bank – Sort, sticker, and pack quality books for at-risk children.  

o    Bernie’s Book Bank facilitates the collection, processing, and redistribution of new and gently used children’s books to significantly increase book ownership among at-risk infants, toddlers, and school-age children throughout Chicagoland.  

o    10:30am – 12:30pm; 14+, 0+ w/adult 

o    Address: 917 N. Shore Dr., Lake Bluff (parking available) 

o    Optional donation item: new or gently used non-religious children’s books 



West side - 

·         PADS DuPage – Prepare and serve dinner for DuPage PADS clients at Congregation Etz Chaim. Please note that this project is in need of 2 adult (18+) and 5 youth (16+) volunteers. 

o    DuPage Pads´ mission is to end homelessness in DuPage County. 

o    5:30pm – 8:00pm; 16+ 

o    Address: 1710 S. Highland Ave., Lombard (parking available) 

o    Optional donation item: any type of food dish that can be frozen if not used immediately 


Open houses

Anshe Emet Synagogue/Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School Open House 

11:30am – 5:30pm full event | 2:00 – 5:00 pm for projects - 

12+, 0+ w/adult

·         Blood drive (11:30am – 5:30pm); 16+ 

·         Advocacy Projects (2:00pm – 5:00pm) including:

o    HIAS Chicago – Write a letter to Congress in support of immigrants/refugees. 

o    Illinois Environmental Council – Support the passage of the Clean Energy Jobs Act. 

  • Hands-on Projects (2:00pm – 5:00pm) including:

o    Lakeview Pantry – Make hygiene kits with handmade cards. 

o    Colors4Change – Decorate pencil pouches for donated art supplies. 

  • Optional donation item: new or gently used art supplies


Northwest Jewish Connectors (NWJC) Open House

10:00am – 11:30 am - All BJBE Chapters

12+, 0+ w/adult

  • Drop in to participate in a variety of hands-on service projects benefiting children, including decorating bookmarks, writing cards to immigrant children, making fleece blankets, and more! 

·         Address: Buffalo Grove Community Arts Center, 225 McHenry Rd., Buffalo Grove (parking available) 

For more information and to register through JUF visit this link-

Cost: FREE