Temple Shalom and Colorado Springs celebrated Mitzvah Day on May 15, 2011.

Members of Temple Shalom and the Colorado Springs community gave back to the community by:

  1. Brightening the day of seniors at a retirement home with crafts and song.
  2. Making 13 blankets to donate to Starlight Foundation.
  3. Collecting food and toys to donate to Care and Share, and Starlight Foundation, respectively.
  4. Collecting, sorting, and bagging a tremendous amount of toiletries to give to Tessa for women dealing with difficulties in life.
  5. Painting at Dale House (and I think even bought them pizza to boot).
  6. Cleaning out a garage at Zach's Place.
  7. One brave family went in the weather to clean the parks.
  8. Polishing silver, cleaning out storerooms and classrooms, and gaving our Temple a freshening up.
  9. 37 people donated blood, or offered to donate blood.
  10. And, 5 people donated or will donate hair for Locks of Love/Pantene.

Thanks to Sisterhood, Men’s Club, PTO, Hadassah – Colorado Springs Chapter, Great Harvest Bread Company, Sinton Dairy, Starbucks Coffee, and Brugger’s Bagels for their generous donations.

And, our fabulous Mitzvah Day Committee: Sue Mullin, Leslie Hickey, Kate Raphael, Carrie Hargraves, Gary Neuger, Mark Levine, Lynne Brown, Susan Eisenman and Elayna Rathmann.