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NCJW joins Amazon Smile Foundation

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NCJW Sarasota Manatee excited to announce that we are now registered with the Amazon Smile Foundation, which makes us eligible to receive 0.5% of the purchase you make when you make a purchase on Amazon. Below is information regarding the Amazon Smile Foundation.

Amazon Smile is just like ordering on Amazon.com, except on your first visit to

the site you will be prompted to select a charitable organization from a list of eligible organizations. Amazon will remember your selection, and then for every eligible purchase you make on smile.amazon.com, the Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price.. (Amazon will not charge any administrative fees or take any deduction from the donation amount, and there is no cost to the charitable organization to participate.)

It’s very easy. Just go to the following link: http://smile.amazon.com


NCJW spreads warmth through crafted blankets

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Article Originally Published by the Sarasota Herald Tribune

Members of the National Council of Jewish Women Sarasota-Manatee recently gave away blankets they crafted for children whose families are part of Manatee Community Action Agency’s Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters program.

HIPPY, a home visiting program, focuses on school readiness utilizing a curriculum that is taught to parents, who in turn teach their children vital skills that will be the basis for future learning. The program sets the stage for parents to be continuously involved in their children’s education, and creates a foundation for long-term academic success.

The blankets are part of the organization’s ongoing “Blankee Bee” community service project to ensure that children in our community …

Help wanted — NCJW needs you!

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Vision Screening of Pre-Scholers
If anyone is interested in helping, please contact NCJW.

Hearing Screening of Pre-Scholers
There is a great need for volunteers for Venice, Nokomis or Osprey.  If you are interested call NCJW.