Tikkun Olam Hanukkah Collection for Cross Roads House

In the spirit of Hanukkah giving, the Tikkun Olam Committee is excited to set up a seasonal collection to benefit Cross Roads House. Since 1982, Cross Roads House has been providing emergency and transitional shelter to homeless men, women, and children in the NH Seacoast area. To connect our giving to the 8 days of Hanukkah, Tikkun Olam has chosen a list of 8 needs from the Cross Roads Wish List:

  1. Gift cards (gas stations, Target, Rite Aid)
  2. Socks (new)
  3. Underwear for men and women (new)
  4. Personal care products (shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, body wash, soap, hand sanitizer, Kleenex, nail trimmers, files, face moisturizer, deodorant)
  5. Diapers and baby wipes
  6. Blankets and linens- (new) for twin beds: sheets, blankets, pillow cases, plus bath towels, facecloths
  7. Batteries-AA and AAA
  8. Reading glasses of various distances

Drop off location: 170 State Street (adjacent to the temple sanctuary and upper parking lot) during the following dates and times:

• Sunday, December 13, 2:00 – 5:00 pm (extended hours)
• Wednesday, December 16, 5:00 – 7:30 pm
• Thursday, December 17, 5:00 – 7:30 pm ** CANCELED TODAY DUE TO SNOW STORM **
• Friday, December 18, 10:00 am – noon

Please NOTE: ALL drop offs must adhere to Temple Israel’s COVID19 Safety Precautions:

  • • ALL persons must wear a face mask covering mouth and nose
    • ALL persons must come to the drop off door in an orderly manner, waiting 6 feet apart (on marked lines)
    • ALL donations must be presented one at a time to the Temple volunteer collector
    • ALL drop offs should be done quickly to keep the line moving and to minimize possible contact exposure times
    • Personal hand sanitizer will be present and should be used

Anyone wishing to participate remotely can search Amazon.com for the Cross Roads House Wish List, place an order online, and note that the donation is from the congregation of Temple Israel Portsmouth NH. For more information, contact Jewel Davis, 978-239-4500.



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