SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- The Jewish Community Center of Mid-Westchester in Scarsdale will welcome members of the community in a day of service and remembrance to mark the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on Sunday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
More than 20 local agencies will be present to help in the community service, including a bone marrow drive with the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation, a pet adoption and pet toys collection with PetRescue, a microwaveable meal/snack drive for AnySoldier, which sends packages to troops, hair donations for Locks of Love, a blood drive to benefit the blood bank at White Plains Hospital, a Sukkot Holiday Package program, a children’s clothing drive by Kids Kloset, a teen clothing/suitcase drive to benefit the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, school- and art-supply collection to aid Jewish Child Care Association, a pasta/cereal collection for Bronx Jewish Community Council, a canned tuna collection to benefit Hope Community Services, which provides meals for the hungry in New Rochelle and new pillow donations for Life Haven Shelter.
There will be service activities for the youngest set, including Child-Friendly Tzedakah Art Projects, Chanukah Dinner Favor Making for Bronx Jewish Community Council Clients, Sukkot Decoration Making for Hebrew Home Residents, Caring Quilt project to create a “square of care” for a paper quilt for Ronald McDonald House, and Tzedekah Box Decorating.
There will be a community ribbon-cutting for the new Karen Spar Kasner Play Center for the JCC’s Nursery School at 12:30 p.m., followed by a remembrance program will take place at 1:00 p.m., featuring elected officials and community leaders.
There will also be intergenerational activities, which include organized sports activities from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., a family swim in the JCC pool from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., and a concert by Westchester Klezmer Group from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.