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1185 Sheridan Road, Glencoe, IL 60022847.835.0724

Better Our World From Home

Tikkun Olam, “Repairing the World,” is possible even from home!


 Please send photos of you and your family doing good for others to Rabbi Ryan Daniels:



Sleeping Bag & Blanket Collection for The Night Ministry

NSCI is partnering in service with The Night Ministry, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing essential services to Chicago’s food insecure and transient population. Many of the Night Ministry’s clients are homeless. With winter approaching, blankets and sleeping bags are much needed items -- NEW / LIKE NEW ONLY. Your help in this effort to provide for some of our city’s most vulnerable population will make a tremendous difference in their lives.


If purchasing online, please send sleeping bags and blankets to NSCI, ATTN: Rabbi Ryan Daniels, 1185 Sheridan Road, Glencoe, IL, 60022 OR call NSCI during regular business hours (Mon-Thurs, 9am-5pm and Fri, 9am-4pm) to schedule a time to drop off sleeping bags and blankets to NSCI's Admin. Office. 



Thanksgiving Chanukah Toy Drive

Join the Chicago Chesed Fund this Thanksgiving by donating toys at the Drive By Hanukkah Toy Drive! Your donation will help ensure that every child receives a toy this Hanukkah!


Unopened gifts only, Please do not wrap them.
Gift cards to Target or Amazon are accepted as well.
East side of the Jewel Parking Lot at 1600 Deerfield Rd, Highland Park, IL
Please wear a mask. Drive through drop off.



Flower Power for Good: Flower Upcycling Mitzvah Project

Organized by NSCI congregant Deborah Coven, Flower Power for Good stands ready to help – the sick, lonely and elderly! Deborah collects flowers that she upcycles and then delivers the newly created bouquets to first responders, senior centers and medical facilities around the North Shore. Have questions or wish to contribute flowers? Contact Deborah Coven at


Love Your Neighbor:  How To Help

As a caring community, we strive to meet the growing needs of our NSCI family. During this time in particular, we are aware that these needs are constantly changing. If you are able to lend a hand to someone in need (phone call check-ins, etc.) please let us know HERE. As we become aware of needs in our community, a member of the NSCI staff or lay leader will be in touch with a specific task.


Love Your Neighbor Pals Program

Brighten an NSCI senior's day!

WhatYou and your family will create a card or note to let a NSCI congregant living in a senior community know that they are being thought of.

How: Once you have registered, we will email you the first name and town of one of our community members. Please indicate the name & town of the recipient on the outer envelope.

It's Easy: When your card is done, you can mail it to us or drop it off in the designated box located inside the NSCI lobby (Mon. – Thurs., 9:00 am-2:00 pm). We will get the cards delivered and your well wishes will be on their way.

To register, click here.


Donate to NSCI’s Feed the Homeless Fund to provide meals to Fourth Presbyterian Church’s Meals Ministry. A $6 donation provides a catered meal for 1 guest.


Help Family Promise Chicago North Shore provide hotel rooms and food for families experiencing temporary homelessness. Click HERE to donate. 


Fund Cradles to Crayons’ efforts to provide much needed diapers, school supplies, hygiene items and other essentials to Chicago’s children. Click HERE to donate. 

Caring for Medical Workers and First Responders

GiveInKind Meals for Chicago Area Healthcare Workers 

Click HERE to provide a meal or snacks for hospital staff at a local hospital. 


Illinois COVID-19 PPE Donations

Click HERE to donate personal protective equipment to first responders in Illinois. 


‘Thank you’ notes and pictures for essential works and first responders

For sample notes and other ways to help, visit Highland Park Community Foundation's website: HERE

Doing Acts of Loving-Kindness for Neighbors 

Highland Park welcomes fabric mask donations:  click HERE for sew and no-sew patterns on the City's website. Completed face coverings may be donated in the City of Highland Park's Payment Drop Box, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in the Hazel Street Parking Lot adjacent to City Hall, or during normal business hours, they can be left at the rear entrance of City Hall. Mask donations should be placed in a plastic bag and labeled large or small, or kids/adults.


Use sidewalk chalk or hang signs to share positive messages to lift the spirits of neighbors walking or driving by.


Donate blood and platelets with the American Red Cross (HERE) or NorthShore University HealthSystem (HERE) to help ensure blood is available for those who might need it.


Order take-out or purchase gift cards to support local restaurants who closed their dining rooms to slow the spread of COVID-19.


For more volunteer-at-home ideas, visit:

Sat, November 28 2020 12 Kislev 5781