Help bring joy to a child this holiday season


This year, the Jewish Alliance wants to bring joy to children and is asking for the community’s participation. You can help in two different ways:

BUY A GIFT OR A GIFT CARD for the benefit of children who may not otherwise receive any substantial presents this holiday season.

Gift cards will enable parent(s) or the children to purchase something appropriate.

If you bring a gift instead, do NOT wrap the gift, so that the parent(s) knows what the gift is. Feel free to put the gift or card in a gift bag.

You can also leave a message with the gift.  Please do not leave any names, as we want this to be completely anonymous.

DONATE A FLASHLIGHT OR BATTERIES that will be brought to Hasbro Children’s Hospital for their “Good Night Lights” program. This is a much-appreciated way of letting hospital patients know that someone is thinking about them. People flash lights at the young patients, who use the donated flashlights to “reply.”

Please bring or mail the gifts, cards or flashlights/batteries to the lobby desks at the Dwares Jewish Community Center, 401 Elmgrove Ave., Providence, RI 02906, for distribution. This program starts immediately and goes until Dec. 7. For more information, contact Larry Katz, director of Jewish life and learning, at or 401-421-4111.

Submitted by the

Jewish Alliance

of Greater Rhode Island