National Council of Jewish Women of Canada, Toronto

The Community Did a Beautiful Mitzvah!

OVER 100 PURSES filled with product for Fill a Purse for a Sister.

OVER 150 WINTER COATS & GEAR donated for Ve’ahavta.

ALMOST 80 WINTER HATS for the homeless.

100+ NEW TOYS collected for Chai Lifeline.


OVER 500 GENEROUS DONORS who supported this special day.


About Mitzvah Day

An opportunity for members of our organization to take part in an international day of social action, and make a difference in the communities around us!

Drop by, do a Mitzvah, see a friend… Have a coffee and a muffin, on us!

When: Sunday November 20, 2022, 10-3 p.m.
Where: NCJWCToronto Office, 890 Sheppard Ave W.,
What: This year, NCJWC Toronto will be participating in three projects to mark this important event:

Please join us and do what you can to ensure that this day is a success!!

Ve’ahavta Winter Clothing Drive

Mission: Ve’ahavta is a Jewish humanitarian organization dedicated to promoting positive change in the lives of people of all faiths and backgrounds who have been marginalized by poverty and hardship.

What is needed: Winter coats, hats, mittens, long underwear, sweatpants, and hoodies Men’s and women’s coats would be great, as well as hats and gloves/mittens.

Special instructions: Client base is 70% men and 30% women, stress on the men’s items.

Drop off instructions:

  • NCJWCToronto on Mitzvah Day November 20, 2022, 10-3, 890 Sheppard Ave. W., or Tuesdays- Thursdays, 10-3
  • Ve’Ahavta office, 4100 Chesswood Drive, Unit 1

For further information: Marni Herskovits, Director of Programs, 416.964.7698 ext. 217

Chai Lifeline Canada Chanukkah Toy Drive

Mission: With over 400 families across Canada, Chai Lifeline Canada provides services and programs for children and families impacted by long term and chronic illness. All children who are clients of Chai Lifeline have the opportunity to visit the Chai Lifeline ‘Toy Store’ and choose a toy, all of which are donated.

What is needed: Toys, games, puzzles, stuffed animals, arts and crafts supplies, children’s book

Special Requirements: Must be new, unwrapped and in original packages. Spend $25 or more and receive a tax receipt. Go to to submit your receipts.

Drop off instructions:

  • NCJWCToronto on Mitzvah Day November 20, 2022, 10-3, 890 Sheppard Ave. W., or Tuesdays – Thursdays, 10-3
  • Chai Lifeline, 300 Wilson Ave. North York until December 14, 2022

For further information Naomi Nacson Chai Lifeline Canada , 647-740-4092

Fill a Purse for a Sister Campaign

Mission: Fill a Purse For a Sister Campaign brings comfort, hope and dignity to women and youth in crisis with the gift of purses filled with personal necessities. Donations of filled purses will be donated to domestic violence shelters, womens shelters, rape crisis centers & social services that support women.

What is needed: A gently used and previously loved purse filled with any of the following items: bath soap, body wash, deodorant, feminine hygiene products, flashlights, gift cards, gloves, hair brushes, hand sanitizer, lip balm, notepads, pens,scarves, shampoo, conditioner, socks, tissues, toothbrushes, toothpaste,whistles

Special Requirements: New,unused items only and no hotel products please- full size products preferred. Purses should not be worn, soiled or ripped and no food products or expired products.

Drop Off instructions: NCJWC – Toronto on Mitzvah Day November 20, 2022, 10-3, 890 Sheppard Ave. W. or Tuesdays- Thursdays, 10-3 until December 1, 2022,

For further information: Angel Freedman, President,

Mitzvah Day


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