Live with Purpose-December Mitzvah Day Cards

Join JVC and Live With Purpose by adding a personal touch to the Winter Care Packages that are distributed on Mitzvah Day (December 25th.) Volunteers will be decorating and writing supportive messages on cards that will be included in the packages. The cards are often the first thing that the recipient looks at and past recipients have expressed their gratitude for the personal touch.

Who are we helping? The winter care packages will be delivered to clients of community shelters and soup kitchens throughout Baltimore city and county.  In addition to the cards, the winter care packages will also include a hand-knit hat and scarf, food, and toiletries.

Jewish Values in Action:

  • Chesed- kindness;
  • V’ahavta L’reacha Kamocha- loving your neighbor as yourself;
  • K’vod He-ahnee- respecting the poor

Supplies: Coloring cards supplied by JVC


  1.       Decorate the card with crayons or markers.
  2.       Add a personalized, supportive message (please only sign your/your child’s first name, if at all.)

Did you know? At least 3,500 people in Baltimore experience homelessness on any given night, totaling over 30,000 people/year.

Learn more about the issue of homelessness and hunger and use discussion questions with your family/group! Click Here for more information!

If you’re interested in obtaining supplies for this project and supporting JVC’s Live With Purpose, see below. 

Cost is a donation.
$18 for supplies for 50 Coloring Cards and Markers/Crayons.
Your gift represents a charitable contribution. 

December Live With Purpose