Dear Wornick Parents,
We are happy to share with you a wonderful new campaign that begins tomorrow and will last throughout the year. Please read below and if you have time, please join the PTO Meeting tomorrow morning at 9:30 am, or the Coffee at 10 am via Zoom.
In Judaism, any action meant to repair the world is known as Tikkun Olam.
Our collective goal is 613 acts of kindness to mirror the 613 mitzvot (plural of mitzvah or commandment in the Torah). Acts of kindness and mitzvot are different though they can overlap. Every mitzvah that we individually perform is cumulative. We are required to do as many as possible. Acts of kindness, while not commanded, are selfless acts meant to make a difference in the life of others, which lead to Tikkun Olam much like mitzvot do. The more we do, the more change we can bring.
Through this campaign, we will amplify our efforts to give back and spread kindness throughout the community and beyond. Along the way, we will each contribute to healing the world, and making it a better place.
Here is how:
- Get Inspired. Check out our list of suggested acts of kindness and come up with your own ideas!
- Plan-Do-Act. Perform your act of kindness!
- Log your act of kindness on the certificate coming home. Write about what you did, how it made you feel, draw a picture - whatever speaks to you. More certificates can be printed here.
- Send a picture or video of yourself in action to firstname.lastname@example.org - we will share updates on the campaign throughout the year
The campaign starts FRIDAY! We hope to reach our goal of 613 acts of kindness by the end of the school year on June 10th. We look forward to sharing your successes throughout the year via the Wornick Weekly and on the PTO web and Google Site pages.
In addition to the linked list of suggestions and ideas for acts of kindness, the Tikkun Olam committee is also partnering with two local organizations that need our help to support the families they serve. In lieu of our annual Thanksgiving Dinner efforts, please consider donating what you can.
Samaritan House's holiday drives generate all of what is needed for local families in need during this season. Due to COVID-19, Samaritan House is unable to distribute toys as they have done in the past. Instead, they will spread cheer this year at a safe drive-through gift card distribution in early December. Gift cards from Target will allow families to personalize shopping for each child in their household online, via curbside pickup or in-store. Please join Samaritan House and help them reach or exceed their goal of 2000 Target gift cards for children in need at: https://www.roonga.com/
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley is now providing food to 500,000 clients on average every month, which is twice as many people as we served pre-pandemic. Let's help. You can donate the amount of your choosing by clicking here: https://impact.shfb.org/give/
We are looking forward to seeing everyone's mitzvot and the goodness that ensues!