As the the festival of lights is fast approaching, The Blue Cars is working hard to ensure that Holocaust survivors across the nation feel the warmth, love and compassion of the community this holiday season.
In addition to providing Holocaust survivors with critical financial assistance, The Blue Card has partnered with various organizations to deliver special holiday packages and services to this most deserving population. We extend our sincere gratitude to the following partners:
Park Avenue Synagogue
For the last few years, The Blue Card’s been working with the Park Avenue Synagogue to deliver special Hanukkah/Winter Packages to Holocaust survivors in the five boroughs of New York City.
As part of the synagogue’s long-standing tradition, volunteers assemble packages as part of the temple’s Mitzvah Day Project.
The packages include:
- Tin Menorah
- Potato latke mix and cooking oil
- Sugar free cracker, cookies or chocolate coins
- Comfort items such as a mug, warm socks, gloves, or a blanket
- Tea packages
- Sodium free chicken mix
- Potholder or an oven mitt
Temple Har Shalom
The Sisterhood a Temple Har Shalom in Warren, NJ organized a Hannukah drive for Holocaust survivors in the Tri-State area. The 85 Hannukah packages provided include warm gloves, tea biscuits, tea and cocoa packets, instant latke mix, and fruit cocktail.
Chabad of Tribeca – Hanukkah Packages
The community will be putting together Hanukkah/Winter packages for Holocaust survivors consisting of:
Hanukkah related: latke mix, chocolate candies, candles and/or a menorah, a household items, as well a card made and/or written by the children of the school.
Winter related: canned vegetable soup, tea bags, cookies, dried fruit, mug, hand lotion (for sensitive skin), warm socks, gloves, hat, or scarf.
We are collaborating with the JCP Downtown
to provide virtual volunteering for its constituents. The community members will record special message for Holocaust survivors in honor of Hanukkah which The Blue Card will share with those we service.