ECC Mitzvah Corps provides an opportunity for our youngest WRT members and their families to learn about the world beyond the ECC classrooms. By building on the lessons of tzedakah and tikkun olam already taught by the teachers, ECC Mitzvah Corps provides the children and families with occasions to provide for underserved communities here in Westchester, interact with the broader world, and consider ways to reduce our environmental impact.
Recent initiatives have included fulfilling wish-lists for schools supplies for refugees, collecting toys and games for the holidays, and donating coats and winter accessories for impoverished families. We partner with local nonprofits dedicated to supporting immigrants, abused and neglected kids, and others in need.
2021 Virtual School Supply Drive for Refugee Families – New Neighbors Partnership
2021 Coat and Winter Accessories Drive – 914 Cares
2021 Holiday Gift Drive for Amazon Gift Cards – Cooking4Hope (WRT)
2021 Holiday Gift Drive – JCCA Pleasantville Cottage and Children’s Hope Chest
2022 Toy and Games Drive – JCCA Pleasantville Cottage and Children’s Hope Chest
2022 Matanot La’evyonim (gifts for those in need) – Feeding Westchester and Lifting Up Westchester
For additional information, please contact ECCMitzvahCorps@wrtemple.org