JFS Community Connections: Busy Box Collection

Friday, September 1, 2017 - Saturday, September 30, 2017

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During September, help us increase breast cancer awareness and support families facing breast cancer through our collection for Sharsheret’s Busy Box Program.

Sharsheret, is a national not-for-profit organization supporting young women and their families, of all Jewish backgrounds, facing breast cancer. Raleigh-Cary JFS is a local partner of Sharsheret. For more information, go to www.Sharsheret.org

Sharsheret’s Busy Box provides resources to help parents guide young children through their mother’s cancer busy-boxjourney and address the needs of their children during the diagnosis, treatment, and beyond.  The Busy Box, which is free of charge and mailed directly to the family’s home, includes age and gender appropriate games and activities to occupy children during doctor appointments or while mom is resting after treatment.

Items needed:

  • Small Board and Card Games (e.g. Candy Land, travel sized board games, Uno, trivia)
  • Small Legos and Knex Kits
  • Small Outdoor Toys and Games (e.g. jumpropes, bubbles, mini balls and frisbees)
  • Books and Educational Ttoys
  • Art Supplies with Easy Clean Up (e.g. coloring books, activity books and sketch pads, crayons, colored pencils, washable markers, stickers Arts and craft kits for older girls and boys; no paint, glitter, etc.)
  • Small Baby and Toddler Toys (e.g. Rattles, key rings, baby books)

Sharsheret cannot accept donations of used toys, all donations must be new and unopened. We are seeking toys, books and/or art supplies for babies and children ages 0-12. The photographs above show examples of toys that are commonly included in Busy Boxes.

Drop of your items at:

  • Raleigh-Cary Jewish Family Services, 8210 Creedmoor Road, suite 104, Raleigh
  • Raleigh-Cary Jewish Community Center, 12804 Norwood Road, Raleigh
  • Beth Meyer Preschool, 504 Newton Road, Raleigh
  • Beth Meyer Synagogue, 504 Newton Road, Raleigh
  • Beth Shalom, 5713 Yates Mill Pond Road, Raleigh
  • Chabad of Raleigh, 7400 Falls Of Neuse Road, Raleigh
  • Temple Beth Or (office), 5315 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh
  • Temple Beth Or Preschool, 5315 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh

For more information, please email us or call (919) 676-2200 ext. 124.

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