To improve the lives of women, children and families, NCJW/CLE volunteers worked with community partners. Watch the videos to hear what they have to say.

Providing cheer to seniors

One of the missions of The Performing Groups of NCJW/CLE is to bring joy and song to seniors. During the pandemic, they provided a drive-by parade to Menorah Park residents.

Sherry Gavanditti, Public Relations Specialist, Menorah Park

Community Resource Room for Kids

NCJW/CLE’s Share What You Wear Committee partnered with Bedford ​School ​District to provide clothing, toiletries and school supplies for students in need.

Sam Vawters, Assistant Director of Student Services, Bedford Schools

The TLC project

The Threads of Love and Comfort project (TLC) provides bags filled with brand new clothing, including underwear, socks, shirts, pants, flip flops, toiletries and hand-made blankets to victims of sexual assault at local Cleveland hospitals.
Kathleen Hackett, pediatric sexual assault nurse examiner at
University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

NCJW/CLE creates opportunities for individuals with special needs and their families to connect to each other and to the community.

Heidi Solomon, YouthAbility coordinator at Jewish Family Service Association

Pregnancy Accommodation Act

Pregnant workers that are denied modest accommodations, such as limiting how much weight they lift, are often forced to choose between their job and a healthy pregnancy. NCJW/CLE volunteers helped to advocate for - and draft - a pregnancy accommodation bill in Ohio.
Sarah Brafman, Senior Policy Counsel and Director of the D.C. Office,
A Better Balance: The Work & Family Legal Center

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