Marking their first anniversary since its establishment, Chabad of New Jersey’s Rutgers Jewish outreach has started a unique community service program.
The program consists of Rutgers students volunteering with special needs children and teens throughout Central New Jersey in cooperation with Friendship Circle of Central Jersey, and Smiles on Seniors program where students visit seniors living in assisted living facilities and senior communities in New Jersey. Students will also be visiting local hospitals to cheer up the patients, young and old.
The latest program, born through the initiative of student volunteers and a sister in-law of a New Jersey mother, currently being treated for Cancer and in dire search of a Stem Cell donor, has inspired Rutgers Jewish Outreach and its students to start on Campus Stem Cell and Bone marrow donor drives in cooperation with Gift Of Life.
Working together with New Jersey Blood services, and University officials, volunteers have already held several very successful donor drives on campus, and more are planed to take place in the coming weeks and months.
Over the past weeks, Rutgers Jewish Outreach has also worked closely with a massive local vendor, who is now providing a large range of Kosher meat and other foods, available to the Jewish students 24 hours a day at discounted prices.
Rutgers Jewish Outreach is ran and directed by a group of Chabad Rabbis serving the Central Jersey area, and is a division of the Rabbinical College Of America – New Jersey Headquarters of the worldwide Chabad movement.