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November 2018

Wed, November 14, 2018

Help Immigrants and Asylum Seekers in Detention

Deadline: Wednesday, November 14 PLEASE DONATE: Note Cards Greeting Cards Forever Postage Stamps Large Lined Paper Blank colored paper (not construction) Two-Pocket Folders (no plastic, no metal clips) New scarves, hats and gloves Small value phone cards Gift cards for grocery stores (Walmarts, Target, etc.) Please bring to Ansche Chesed and drop in the marked collection box. Click here for more about First Friends.

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Mon, November 19, 2018

Thousand Turkey Challenge

We at Ansche Chesed are proud supporters of West Side Campaign Against Hunger (WSCAH), a supermarket-style food pantry that feeds thousands of New Yorkers every day. Please show your support for the Thousand Turkey Challenge, to make sure that all families can have a celebratory Thanksgiving. Here's how you can help: ·  Volunteer to receive donations on November 19-21 ·  Donate Online ($18 per turkey)  or by texting TURKEY to 56512 ·  Bring a frozen turkey to the launch party: Sun. Nov. 18th from 12-1:30pm at WSCAH (263 West 86th St)…

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January 2019

Sun, January 20, 2019
10:00 AM
5th Floor

Blood Drive

There is no substitute for human blood. Your donation can go towards impacting the lives of up to 3 patients! From natural disasters to unforeseen catastrophes, emergency hospital procedures to life-long battles with chronic diseases such as sickle cell, the demand for blood is constant. The supply is not.

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Mon, January 21, 2019

MLK Day of Service

Ansche Chesed will join thousands of New Yorkers to participate in the annual MLK Day of Service. Get to know other AC members while working together to make a difference in the greater NYC community. Ansche Chesed will be participating in two service projects: Assemble Food Packages for Local Food Pantry From 10-11:30am Ages 8 and up. Our group will join other volunteers at JCC Harlem's food packaging project. We will create shelf-stable food packets in environmentally friendly packaging and…

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February 2019

Sat, February 2, 2019
5:30 PM
5th Floor

Havdalah and Sandwich-Making

Adults and children will gather to celebrate the conclusion of Shabbat and then continue our time together making sandwiches and packing up snacks for a local soup kitchen.

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Sun, February 3, 2019
10:00 AM

DOROT’s Winter Package Delivery

DOROT: 171 West 85th Street (East of Amsterdam Avenue) Bring warmth and companionship to an older neighbor with a Sunday morning visit. There will be an orientation for new volunteers is upon arrival, followed by package pick-up, and a home visit assignment. Please contact Lauren Skolnick with any questions. Click here to register.

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April 2019

Sun, April 14, 2019
10:00 AM

Riverside Park Spring Garden Party

Enjoy a beautiful spring day with other members of the AC community. This is a wonderful opportunity to see friends and make new ones as we take care of this valuable part of our larger community. We will be working in an area near the synagogue. Children under age 10 must be closely supervised.

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May 2019

Thu, May 2, 2019
2:30 PM
New Sanctuary office at Judson Memorial Church

Sanctuary City Planning Meeting

President Trump has threatened to release thousands of detained asyless into "Sanctuary Cities". If he does so, New York will be overwhelmed by the need. How are we going to respond? Join the New Sanctuary Coalition for a planning meeting to determine what we need to do in advance to be prepared if and when it happens. This effort will need medical triage, food, clothing, transportation, legal, and of course housing, and will require a coalition of organizations working together…

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July 2019

Sun, July 14, 2019
10:00 AM

Ansche Chesed Blood Drive

Please join us and do your part to save lives in the New York City community. You may donate if you are at least 16 years old with written consent from parent or legal guardian. Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good health. Donors age 16-18 are also subject to additional height/weight restrictions. All tattoos must be older than 12 months. Walk-ins welcome.

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Wed, July 17, 2019
10:00 AM

Accompaniment Training at Ansche Chesed

Join Ansche Chesed and The New Sanctuary Committee (NSC) for an Accompaniment Training. The NSC accompaniment program recruits and trains volunteers to accompany people facing deportation to their immigration hearings and ICE check-ins. This provides moral support to the person facing deportation and enables volunteers to hold immigration authorities accountable. Standing in solidarity with migrants facing deportation also demonstrates to immigration judges, ICE officers, and government attorneys that there is a community mobilized against their deportation. NSC accompanies hundreds of people a year. The Immigration Accompaniment…

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