Mitzvah Banner 2022

Items Categorized by Program

*Please ensure all items are NEW!*


The RAK PAK clothing pantry provides men, women, and children of limited income with free clothing and hygiene products in a friendly, safe and confidential environment. The RAK PAK offers them the opportunity to select from a wide variety of fashionable clothing, helping build their self-respect and self-esteem.

  • New Diapers
  • New Socks and Underwear for Men, Women, and Children

The Dignity Project

The Dignity Project's mission is to educate women about the difficult choices low-income women and girls face due to financial hurdles when purchasing feminine hygiene products. Empower women and girls by collecting donated personal care items (pads, tampons, liners, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, soap, and detergent) to be distributed through our community agencies. Further engage women in the Federation’s mission by highlighting our agencies’ work and mobilizing to meet a need in our community.

  • Tampons
  • Pads
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Soap

JAFCO Ability Center

JAFCO is committed to serving all children, from birth to age 22, who have been diagnosed with a Developmental Disability including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, or Prader Willi, developmental delays, and those at risk.

  • Board games
  • Orbeez
  • Kinetic Sand
  • Puzzles
  • New Helmets
  • Pop Its
  • Sensory balls
  • Bluetooth Speakers (small)
  • Inflatable instruments

The Dorit & Ben J Genet Cupboard Food Pantry

The Dorit & Ben J. Genet Cupboard aims to eliminate hunger in Broward County’s Jewish community. The program began in September 2017 and is supported by donations from the community, as well as kosher food drives, retail stores, the Jewish Federation of Broward County, and Feeding South Florida. Our whole-person approach starts with food provision through the distribution of nutritious, kosher food clients can pick from in our chosen market layout. Our dedicated volunteers help stock, pack and deliver groceries to those who need it.

Kosher Items Only, See Symbols Below

  • Cereal or Oatmeal
  • Peanut Butter
  • Tuna
  • Apple Sauce or Canned Fruit
  • Mini Juices
  • Toilet Paper* Single Wraps or 4 Rolls per Package*
  • Paper Towels * Single Wrap Rolls*

Items will be used as part of Hurricane Preparedness Packages.

We Are One Food Pantry

Our goal is to ensure that every family is equipped with food and basic necessities to provide for their home. Our amazing volunteers assist in stocking, packing, and delivering to families in South Florida while our dedicated in-house team organizes distribution days, contact with families, food drives, and other community-related events. We’ve always known that together is better and we sincerely thank our amazing community for your support and involvement over the years.

All items need to be Certified Kosher, See Symbols Below

  • Kedem Grape Juice
  • Oil
  • Mayonnaise
  • Jam

Look for these Kosher Symbols on food items

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WECARE Food Pantry

There are approximately 19 active food pantries in Broward County inclusive of the Soref JCC's WECARE Food Pantry, and 4 active food banks. According to the Florida Dept. of Education, the percent of Broward County public elementary school students qualifying for free or reduced lunch has risen nearly 43% over the last two decades. Almost half of all WE CARE Food Pantry recipients are children less than 18 years old.  Children need a healthy diet to ensure an active, healthy life and provide them with a proper foundation to maximize their education.

  • Cooking Oil
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Salad Dressings
  • Baby Diapers
  • Baby Wipes
  • Toiletries
  • Soap Toothpaste
  • Juice and Milk Boxes
  • Mayonnaise
  • Toilet Paper

Sunshine Circle

Sunshine Circle helps break the cycle of loneliness and prevents isolation of vulnerable Seniors in South Florida. We pair caring friends with the seniors to call, visit, assist, and uplift. They share experiences, spend quality time, celebrate special occasions, and create wonderful memories together. We aim to bring exclusive programming geared to our large Senior Community by hosting bi-weekly and monthly events promoting social interaction and exciting activities for them. In addition, we offer advocacy and are concerned with the physical, emotional, social, economic, and spiritual aspects of aging.

  • Adult Cooking Books
  • Markers
  • Crossword Puzzles
  • Travel Coffee Mugs
  • Crafts
  • Hand Cream
  • Lotion
  • Moisturizer
  • Playing Cards
  • Word Games Books
  • Bookmarks
  • Fanny Packs
  • Reusable Warm
  • Ice Packs
  • New Non-Skid slipper socks

PJ Library

PJ Library sends free Jewish children's books to families across the world every month. We know that something magical happens when parents sit down together to read with their children. PJ Library shares Jewish stories that can help your family talk together about values and traditions that are important to you.

PJ Library® Pajama Drive - PJ Library in Broward County is collecting NEW children’s pajamas to benefit the JFS Rak Pak. Sizes newborn to 14. Drop off your donation at the PJ Library tent on Mitzvah Day.

PJ Library® Tzedakah Box Drop -  Make a difference in our community with a donation to Jewish Federation of Broward County. Bring your PJ Tzedakah box (or any tzedakah collection) to Mitzvah Day and add the contents into our supersized PJ Tzedakah box.

Daniel D. Cantor Senior Center

The Daniel D. Cantor Senior Center is a hub of social, educational, and recreational activities for seniors in the North West Broward area. We offer more than 60 classes each month.

The Kurt and Alice Walter Adult Day Care Pavilion houses the Adult Day Care/Alzheimer’s Respite Programs. These programs provide a structured, safe environment for physically and mentally challenged seniors.

  • New Large Male and Female Pull Up Diapers
  • Small Toiletries or Travel-sized for Men (Will be used for Bingo Prizes) such as:
    • Combs
    • Shaving Cream
    • Soap
    • Deodorant
    • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Assorted Art Supplies
  • Mini 8oz Water Bottles
  • Regular and Sugar Free Pudding Packs
  • Individualized Snack Packs and Granola Bars


The David Posnack JCC has provided programs for those with developmental disabilities for decades that provide opportunities to learn life skills, be creative, build strength and coordination, socialize and make friendships.

  • New Pots and Pans
  • New Baking Sheets
  • Watering Cans
  • Art Supplies:
    • Unfinished Wood for Crafting: Birdhouses, Boxes, Picture Frames
    • Crayola®Air Dry Clay
    • Crayola® Model Magic
    • Acrylic Paints: All Colors
    • Paint Brushes: Assorted Sizes
    • Sponge Applicator Brushes: Assorted Sizes
    • Painting Canvases: Assorted Sizes
    • Tie Dye Kits
    • Pastels and Charcoal For Drawing
    • Glass Mason Jars
    • Glue Guns/Glue
    • Colored Sand
    • Construction Paper
    • Rubber Storage Bins/Tubs: Small, Medium, Large