Volunteer Click the plus sign next to each item to expand that section to learn more. Summer 2023 Opportunities Click the plus sign next to each item to expand that section to learn more. Cook for Room at the Inn Cook for Room at the Inn Sign up to cook a meal for the Room at the Inn program. This is a great way the whole family can do tikkun olam from home. Contact Amy Ravin with questions. Tikkun Closet Summer Drive: Sock it to me! In the summer, men's socks and undershirts are the most requested items from our Tikkun Closet. Help our unhoused neighbors stay clean and healthy! CRC is collecting new or gently used clothing of all kinds for our Tikkun Closet -- but the most requested items are men's X-Large plain white undershirts, X-Large men's plain black tee shirts, and especially men's plain white or black tube socks. We also need non-perishable foods to stock our pantry. Most of our unhoused neighbors don't have anywhere to cook meals, so ready to eat non-perishable foods are preferred. Drop off during Shabbat services or by appointment. For more information or to schedule a drop off, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Support a Ukrainian Refugee Family The CRC community is helping a young Ukrainian refugee couple get on their feet in the St. Louis area. Liliya is a talented landscape artist who also teaches children, and Marat is in transportation logistics with a background in trade and economics. They are actively improving their English and seeking jobs. As a family sponsor, we take on tasks like finding initial housing, stocking the pantry, connecting children to school, providing initial income support, and helping adults to find employment. This is an ongoing project that still needs your help. If you have experience in social work, law, fundraising, sponsoring a refugee family, or other skills or services that would be valuable to this project, tell us about it here. Click here to purchase needed items from the Amazon Wish List. Click here to donate to CRC's Refugee Project. Donate Items to the Bullet Related Injury Clinic (BRIC) Donate Items to the Bullet Related Injury Clinic (BRIC) CRC members already have been generous in donating needed supplies to help the clients of the St. Louis based Bullet Related Injury Clinic (The BRIC). We are continuing this drive as every donation helps the BRIC provide support to those it serves and frees up funds for other uses. Supportive Devices/Mobility Aids: Compression Sleeves, Slings, Walkers, Canes, Adult Crutches Pre-Fabricated Splints: walking boots, post-op shoes, alumafoam finger splints Supplements/Miscellaneous: B-vitamins, magnesium, and omega-3 supplements; biofreeze, lidocaine patches, melatonin, reusable ice packs, santyl ointment Drop-off Options: To drop off in Clayton, contact Virginia Weil. To drop-off in South City, contact Philip Deitch. If emailing, put "CRC BRIC SUPPLY DRIVE" in your subject line. Hospitality Chavurah Programs Join us in practicing radical hospitality as we welcome and care for people in the CRC Community. Challah Bakers Challah is coming back! Join CRC community bakers to mix, braid, and bake Challah in CRC’s kitchen Submit interest here Holiday Event Greeters and Volunteers Help us host holiday events, such as Chanukah, Tu B'Shevat, and Passover by welcoming participants, facilitating crafts, activities, and arranging event elements Submit interest here Shabbat Greeters Would you like to welcome people into our Sukkat Shalom? We are adding to our roster of volunteer greeters to welcome people before Friday evening and Saturday Morning Shabbat services. If interested, Submit interest here. For more information, please email email@example.com. Tikkun Closet CRC reaches out to its neighbors in need year-round through our Tikkun Closet, which is a clothing and food pantry located in the foyer of our building. The items arrive by donation only and the closet is refilled daily. No documentation is needed to use the closet. We only ask that you respect a daily limit of 5 items so that we can help as many people as possible. Volunteer tasks: Receive donations, organize, and stock our tikkun closet Submit interest here Ongoing Volunteer Programs CRC Tech Teen Interns Thanks to a generous and creative donor, we're continuing and revamping our teen tech intern program! We'll pay CRC teens to come in and help produce services during two weekends a month. They will learn how to run our cameras, how to live-stream, they will help put up our on-screen Siddur (and develop their Hebrew in the process), and they'll learn how to mix a soundboard. (These are great skills for musicians, gamers, actors, and more!) The teens with will work with Rabbi Daniel and a college-age student. If you know of a teen who might be interested, please email Mariah Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org. Green Team/Mitzvah Farm Because of our Green Team, CRC met the requirements to become a Green Faith Synagogue! Get involved by working on projects that help us be as green as possible and keep our earned status as a Green Faith Congregation. Among other opportunities, you could work on the CRC Mitzvah Farm and grow veggies for our neighbors in need. Email: CRCMitzvahFarm@gmail.com Mitzvah Corps Are you looking for a way to help other CRC members? Whether you’d like to cook, drive, or just visit, the Mitzvah Corps needs you! To volunteer, Submit interest here. Office Volunteers The CRC front office is welcoming volunteers! Duties include helping our dedicated staff answer phones, greet guests, and perform other administrative tasks around the office for a few hours a week. If interested, please complete this form below. For more information, please email email@example.com. Sign up to volunteer here. Social Justice Chavurahs Our Tikkun Olam Circle takes on special projects and serves as the greater umbrella for our specialized Justice Chavurahs. Learn more here. Trinity Food Pantry CRC supports individuals and families facing food insecurity through Trinity Episcopal Church in the Central West End. We contribute fresh produce from the Mitzvah garden, donate canned goods and make financial contributions. We publish what items we need the most in our Sunday Outreach newsletter along with drop off details. If you would like to make a financial contribution directly to the pantry, click here. Specify "Food Ministries" in the byline. Upcoming Opportunities 08Oct CRC Mitzvah Farm Garden Days Central Reform Congregation No event found!