Mitzvah in a Minute (MIM)

Art with a Heart for Teens in Foster CareFreda Fund logo
Contribute art materials, wrap gifts and make contactless deliveries of art-filled birthday gift baskets to teens in foster care living in the San Juan, Twin Rivers and Sacramento City School Districts. Freda Fund, a project of the Sacramento Child Abuse Prevention Council, provides teens in foster care with a special birthday gift and group party each quarter. This May, each teen will receive a pre made pottery bowl, brushes and glazes to decorate their own special cereal, soup or decorative bowl. The bowls will then be picked up, fired at a local kiln and returned to each teen—filled with birthday cupcakes, a gift card from Freda Fund and art materials donated by NCJW members. Each teen will use their own special birthday gifts during a May 2nd Zoom birthday party celebration for all involved.

For more information, contact Sheila Wolfe or Phyllis Needelman. Learn more about Freda Fund and support for teens in foster care at

Past Mitzvah in a Minute Projects
Please visit the website pages of our community partners and share your support for their year-round efforts to serve our communities in need.

A Focus on Minds and Moods What a Mitzvah!Meals on Wheels logo
NCJW Sacramento’s Mitzvah in a Minute

Benefitting Sacramento’s Meals on Wheels
Help Meals on Wheels enhance their winter meal delivery service by donating activity materials to their packages for over 2000 seniors throughout Sacramento. Click here for information on how you can make a donation and to contact an NCJW Neighborhood Coordinator at a location near you.

Bring a Six-Pack of Toilet PaperSacramento Loaves and fishes logo
Contribute a six pack, or more, of pre-wrapped toilet paper to assist in addressing the health and hygiene needs of men, women and children who are homeless and seeking survival services in our region. Neighborhood Collection Week: Sunday October 18 – Thursday October 22, 2020. Benefiting Loaves and Fishes. Click here for more information and to contact an NCJW Neighborhood Coordinator at a location near you.

Fill a Backpack Drive Sacramento Children's Home logo
NCJW Sacramento has once again partnered with the Sacramento Children’s Home (SCH) for the Summer MIM 2020 “Fill A Backpack” drive to provide the basic school supplies for those who cannot.