Operation Warm Up, a partnership between National Council of Jewish Women/Cleveland, the Richard Horvitz and Erica Hartman-Horvitz Youth Ability program and the HandsOn Northeast Ohio, seeks winter clothing donations for those in need of warm garments. Donors may drop off their contributions at any Jewish community location, including temples, synagogues, the Mandel JCC or other Jewish organizations and agencies where Operation Warm Up bins are located.
The Collection period extends from Nov. 13 to Dec. 10. Most needed items are new adult waterproof winter gloves; unopened, pre-packaged socks and underwear; and new or gently used scarves, winter hats and winter coats in sizes XL and up.
NCJW/Cleveland volunteers will pick up the bins, sort the items, and deliver them to recipients during the Homeless Stand Down on Saturday, January 12, 2019 sponsored by Hands On Northeast Ohio. The event also provides resources for an estimated 1,500 individuals and families facing poverty and homelessness.