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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 socks
  • Underwear for men, women, and children
  • New & gently used hair styling appliances (ex: straightening irons, blow dryers, curling irons)
  • New pajamas for babies 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.

  • Pads
  • Tampons
  • Liners
  • Menstrual cups
  • Body wipes
  • Bars of soap
  • Body wash
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner

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.

  • Reusable water bottles
  • Flip flops (different sizes)
  • Bathing suits (different sizes)
  • Backpacks
  • Towels
  • Other summer camp related items

Dental Volunteers for Israel

DVI, which was established by Holocaust Survivor Trudi Birger in 1980, is the ONLY totally free dental clinic in all of Israel, offering state-of-the-art treatment, thanks to volunteer dentists from all corners of the world. DVI offers free dental care to Jerusalem’s at-risk children and youth, regardless of race or religion. DVI is the only clinic providing totally free oral health care and education, from age 4 to 26 – and treated 2,711 kids in 2019 alone! Since 2016, DVI provides free dentures to needy elderly and Holocaust Survivors, treating 154 patients in 2019 alone!

  • N95 masks
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Floss

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)

  • Cereal
  • Oatmeal
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Tuna
  • Beans (dry or canned)
  • Canned vegetables
  • Pasta
  • Soups
  • Vegetable oil
  • Sugar substitute
  • Canned fruit
  • Mayonnaise
  • Ketchup
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Napkins
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Adult diapers
  • Household garbage bags

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.

  • Kosher Tuna cans
  • Kosher Mayo
  • Anything with these Kosher Symbols

WE CARE 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 (42.5% in the 1999/2000 school year to approximately 60.0% in the 2018/2019 school year.  Almost half of all WECARE 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.

  • Baby items
  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Baby food
  • Formula
  • Toiletries (travel & full size)
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Conditioner
  • Floss
  • Toothpaste for adults & kids

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.

  • Puzzles
  • Knitting looms
  • Books
  • Other activities for seniors

Lubavitch Hebrew Academy

LHA’s success, awards, and accolades are a result of many factors; faculty and student relationships, out-of-the-box programming, and the close-knit family atmosphere. Our spiritual leader, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, understood how vital this work is. After all, Judaism’s future depends on the next generation.

  • sports/recess supplies (kickballs, soccer balls, basketballs, footballs, jump ropes, hula hoops, etc.)
  • art supplies (construction paper, markers, glue sticks)
  • school supplies (dry erase markers, white board erasers, pens)
  • personal items for students (tissue boxes & wipes)


RE-SPECS is a non-profit organization that provides free sight tests and affordable glasses to those in need from across Israel. We target society’s weakest populations – the elderly, Holocaust survivors, low-income families, at-risk kids and teens, the disabled, terror victims, new immigrants with financial difficulties, single-parent families, and lone soldiers. We do this by collecting gently-used and surplus frames for these vulnerable individuals and families, offering them free eye testing, and providing them with customized lenses – all for a nominal fee and in a manner that enables them to maintain their self-respect.

  • Used glasses

Yasher L'Chayal

Yashar LaChayal is dedicated to providing the brave young men and women of the Israel Defense Forces with all we can to improve their service. We care about every soldier in need of support, whether it is a combat soldier putting his life on the line, a disabled veteran, or a new recruit whose family is having difficulty making ends meet. When we find something missing, we step forward to fill that gap.

  • Travel toiletries

Daniel 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.

  • Colored pencils
  • Coloring books for seniors
  • Gently used magazines
  • Gently used CD players with remote control
  • Gently used DVD players with remote control
  • Gently used iPads
  • Individually wrapped bars for snacks (example: Nutrigrain breakfast bars)
  • Sugar-free cookies (Murray)
  • Individual 8 oz water bottles
  • Water paint with brushes
  • Large men's pullups


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.

  • Acrylic paints all colors
  • Canvases for painting 5x7 and 8x10
  • Table Easels
  • Paintbrushes
  • Air-dry Clay
  • Washable paint Pallets that have cups to hold the paint
  • Watercolor paper
  • Watercolors
  • Tie-dye
  • Rubber bands
  • Large tin pans like for Lasagna