Live with Purpose

Your Way. Your Time. How can YOU Live with Purpose?

Holidays, Life celebrations, Birthdays … Live with Purpose is your ticket to adding meaningful service throughout the year! JVC provides you with ideas and tools for volunteer projects that you can do in your home, your workplace and out in the community. Project themes are connected with holidays and other key calendar dates. Or you can always customize your own project!

What’s Next?  Check out November’s Casserole Challenge!

This Thanksgiving season, make some casseroles for families in need in Baltimore City! All food will be donated to various organizations. Learn more, find recipes, and get started!

Sukkot with Purpose

Create soup kits at your next gathering for a fun and meaningful projects. Each Soup Kit feeds 4-5 people and will be donated to various organizations throughout the city, including Living Classrooms.

$5 for 10 soup containers (can be bought separately)

Contact Alex Ade ( or 410-843-7478) to purchase the materials for this project.


Want to do it on your own? This is what you need to know!

For 10 Soup Kits, you will need:

  • 10 Jars or appropriate container
  • Measuring Cups/Spoons
    • 1 – 1 cup
    • 3 – 1/3 cups
    • 4 – 1 tsp
  • 7 Cups of Lentils
  • 7 Cups of Yellow Split Peas
  • 14 Cups of Green Split Peas
  • 10 Cups of Barley
  • 20 tsp of Chili Powder
  • 20 tsp of Ground Cumin
  • 10 tsp of Garlic Powder
  • 10 tsp of Onion Powder
  • 20 vegetable Bouillon cubs
  • 10 – 28 ounce jars of diced tomatoes

During Project:

Have your volunteers assemble the kits- each jar should contain:

  • 2/3 cup lentils
  • 2/3 cup yellow split peas
  • 2/3 cup green split peas
  • 1 cup barley
  • 2/3 cup green split peas
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 vegetable bouillon cubes

Ask volunteers to write/decorate a tag to be attached to the jar. Messages could include:

  • Have a great day!
  • Sending you our best wishes!
  • Hope this soup keeps you warm!