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JCC Of Mid-Westchester Will Celebrate A Day Of Kindness

Families, children and the community are invited to take part in JCC of Mid-Westchester's Day of Kindness.
Families, children and the community are invited to take part in JCC of Mid-Westchester's Day of Kindness. Photo Credit: jccmw.org

SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- The JCC of Mid-Westchester in Scarsdale, in cooperation with UJA-Federation of New York, will welcome members of the community for the 4th annual Day of Chesed (Kindness), Service and Remembrance on Sunday, Sept.14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event is part of the National Day of Service and Remembrance, a federally recognized observance.

This day of good deeds and charitable service is a countywide event and all members of the community are invited to come out and donate items for charity and/or participate in numerous charitable activities for people of all ages and interests.

A number of activities to benefit more than 25 local agencies will take place.

As a day of service for families with children of all ages, there will be service activities for teens (pre-registration is required), including a car wash, sandwich-making for Hope Community Services and cupcake decorating for local first responders, as well as activities for the youngest set, including child-friendly tzedakah art projects. There will be a children’s entertainment program at 10 a.m., followed by music by RockMitzvah.

At 11 a.m., the second annual JCC of Mid-Westchester Teen Community Service Award will be awarded to a Westchester Junior or Senior High School student who demonstrates exceptional commitment to the Westchester community through service and volunteerism. Applications are due by Monday, Sept. 2; contact Elana Rothschild at (914) 472-7074 or rothschilde@jccmw.org.

A Remembrance Program will take place at 1:00 p.m., featuring elected officials and community leaders. There will also be intergenerational activities.

The JCC of Mid-Westchester is at 999 Wilmot Road in  Scarsdale.

For more information, visit www.jccmw.org.

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