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PJ Our Way Kids Give Back!

PJ Our Way Kids Give Back!

In partnership with the Days of Gratitude project, PJ Our Way asks: How can we express gratitude for what we have and respond to what others don’t? These three PJ Our Way kids practice bal taschit – not wasting needlessly – by repurposing what they have into things that others can use.

Card-making with Xela

 
 

Xela demonstrates how to turn regular index cards into beautiful handmade postcards. Send them to loved ones who are far away or sick, or send them just to say hello!

Mask Up by Mimi

 

A masked girl sitting with a rabbit on a stack of books


When Mimi realized that in-person charity events would be canceled due to covid-19, she took matters into her own hands. To benefit cancer research, Mimi started making her own masks, personalizing them with phrases that express cancer awareness, Jewish pride, positive thinking, and more. She even has masks in Hebrew!
 
Learn how to make your own easy, no-sew mask, then distribute your creations to friends and family or donate them to a local organization.
 


BB’s Little Library

 
little free library
 
BB has always loved receiving books from PJ Library & PJ Our Way, and for his bar mitzvah project, he decided to share that joy with others! Drawing from his own collection of books plus hundreds of donations from others, BB set up a little library at his local Jewish Community Center. Community members can take books from the library that pique their interest and/or add new books for others to enjoy! "I’m really glad that I was able to give people the opportunity to read these books," says BB.
 
Collect your old books or start a book drive, then donate them to a local organization – or set up your own little library!
 

 

Did you try one of these activities? How do you give back to your community? Let us know in the comments!

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Feb 01, 2021 @ 12:10AM

Eliz11

I did the card making with Xela and it was really fun.

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Feb 01, 2021 @ 6:03PM

CYH

I love it

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Feb 01, 2021 @ 6:34PM

Lphs121

My aunt has a little library and we donated

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Feb 01, 2021 @ 10:28PM

Popstar2000

My friends loved my post cards

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Feb 01, 2021 @ 10:29PM

Popstar2000

🌅✉️

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Feb 08, 2021 @ 11:03AM

MathKid

Cool!

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Feb 02, 2021 @ 5:36PM

rlb2012

i did card making with xela and i gave to my grand mother

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Feb 05, 2021 @ 5:09PM

AmazingH

Aw!

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Feb 03, 2021 @ 9:20AM

JKPanda

Wow! that's all so cool!

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Feb 06, 2021 @ 4:38PM

Sara8

my grandma has a little free library

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Feb 07, 2021 @ 12:56PM

OT123

Sounds great

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Feb 10, 2021 @ 6:26PM

PrettyGirl8

my aunt has a little liberty and I gave 39 books

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Feb 11, 2021 @ 9:11AM

eris123

cool

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Feb 18, 2021 @ 10:07AM

Cutie9

The mask making was really cool

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Feb 19, 2021 @ 2:27PM

Bear323

I think the postcards are a great idea. I am going to make them before I go to camp this summer so I can send them to my family! Also, we donate books to the little library in front of the food pantry.

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Feb 20, 2021 @ 4:32PM

bookchat

They are all good ideas!

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