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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:



17: NSCI's Refugee Resettlement Project - Welcoming a 3rd Family! - February/March 2021

We need your help! We need items (and volunteers) to help this third family acclimate to life here in Chicago. Please consider donating household items from this SignUp Genius list. There are still nearly 50 items needed for this family, arriving in mid-February! In-kind donations should be brought or shipped (ie: Amazon) to NSCI during normal business hours.


Thank you so much for everyone who's already signed up, please bring your donations to the NSCI admin office and let us know you're coming ahead of time.

Click here for more information.



Purim Mitzvah Project for Family Promise Chicago North Shore

As part of NSCI’s Purim celebration this year, please consider assembling packages of much-needed household items and sweet treats for families who are experiencing temporary homelessness and currently being supported by Family Promise Chicago North Shore. Click here to learn what items are needed and how to get them to Family Promise.



Volunteer for Beth Emet Soup Kitchen - April 21

We are preparing meals for the Soup Kitchen guests.  We need volunteers to help in one of three ways: 


  1. Four adults to help onsite, 4:15 - 5:45 p.m. in a masked and socially-distanced environment to repackage dinner for take-away by the guests.  
  2. Three families to purchase groceries & make sack lunches at home & deliver lunches to Beth Emet, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  3. Three families to make a large salad at home & deliver to Beth Emet, 3:30 - 4:15 p.m.

Interested? Tell Debbie Heywood,, in the NSCI office and she will connect you to Karri Rosenthal, our NSCI Beth Emet Soup Kitchen Liaison



Animal Treats & Toys Collection for Paws Chicago

Support PAWS Chicago in its work to help homeless pets. Purchase supplies from their Wishlist and have them sent directly to PAWS Chicago! Donations can also be dropped off at NSCI’s Administrative office outer lobby during regular business hours (Mon–Thurs, 9am– 5pm and Fri, 9am–4pm). Call ahead to let us know you’re coming: 847-835-0724.



Family Promise Chicago North Shore needs our help!

Most needed right now is Clorox/Lysol cleaning supplies, paper towels, water bottles and baby wipes. Additionally, they are in need of $25 gift cards for Jewel and Target. Donations can be dropped off at their Evanston Center (1417 Hinman Ave, Evanston), Monday-Saturday from 10am-6pm. After being buzzed into the church building, please leave donations on the front marble table marked "Family Promise." If you bring gift cards, please phone first so that a member of the Family Promise staff can meet you at the door: (847) 475-4500. Questions or need help getting your donations to Evanston? Call Ann Weisberg at (847) 254-0579. 


Feed the Homeless Update

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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.



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 volunteer and help prepare meals for families in need of food or 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:

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