BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Super Sunday is rapidly approaching. It’s a South Palm Beach County tradition that benefits Jewish Federation of South palm Beach County which in turn benefits countless organizations and individuals throughout the region. It’s also not too late to volunteer.
Read on for all of the details and to learn what Super Sunday is truly about:
On March 17, phones will be once again be ringing like mad from the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County as hundreds of passionate Super Sunday Phone-a-thon volunteers reach throughout the community with opportunities to help meet vital needs. March Madness offers three shifts to help: TIP OFF – First Shift: 9:30 – 11:30 am; HALF TIME – Second Shift: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm; and the FINAL SHOT – Third Shift: 4:30 – 6:30 pm (includes the teen shift). Food and valuable raffle prizes will be available throughout the day. A food drive for recipients of The Jacobson Family Food Pantry of Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service is yet another way to help. Super Sunday volunteers and sponsors can sign up quickly and easily online at http://www.jewishboca.org/supersunday.
“From those who never miss a Super Sunday to newcomers ready to get involved, we’re looking for team members to help us “net” the critical dollars needed,” said Elliot Koolik, who is co-chairing the day with his wife Wendy and with Kathy & Kenneth Green. “Nothing compares to the incredible Super Sunday energy, to the feelings of connection, compassion, power and joy in Zinman Hall at the Federation, among caring neighbors representing the vibrant diversity of our Jewish community. At the same time, it’s fascinating to watch Super Sunday change with the times, using the latest technology – and engaging the next generation.”
“This is a great day for our teens to help learn about working together for the well-being and security of the most vulnerable among our extended Jewish family locally, in Israel and overseas, while earning community service hours,” said Kathy Green. “For a third year, we’re inviting teens to bring their cell phones, tablets and laptops into a Teen Room from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. To make sure both teens and adults enjoy and make the most of their shifts, there’s plenty of preparation when they arrive, especially for newcomers.”
“I’m really looking forward to interacting with teens from all across the community again on Super Sunday,” said Gabby Deutch, who is co-chairing the 2013 Teen Division with Serena Deutch, Alexa Green and Lindsey Koolik. “The teens who join us will quickly learn how great it feels, and together we can make a real difference for many people in need.”
“Donors will also find they have choices, in directing how their gifts will be used,” said Wendy Koolik. “They can direct their contributions to one of three impact centers: Local Safety Net Services, Jewish Life and Learning, or Israel and Our Global Family. Or, they can still give to the Traditional Campaign, through which just one gift covers the full range of needs.”
“We also need the community’s help to donate food for The Jacobson Family Food Pantry at JFS,” said Kenneth Green. “Everyone is urged to bring food donations with them or drop off items earlier in the Federation lobby. Especially needed are: Barilla Marinara Sauce, Canned Tuna, Smuckers Sugar Free Jam, Canned Vegetables and Fruit, and Skippy Peanut Butter.”
Super Sunday is generously sponsored by BB&T. Telephone sponsorships are available at $100, and other Super Sponsor levels are available. To sign up as a volunteer, donate or get in with the teens, visit http://www.jewishboca.org/supersunday, call 561-852-6034 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.