During the High Holiday celebrations of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, La Familia's Unaccompanied Immigrant Youth (UIY) Program, teamed up with the Kelhilla Community Synagogue in Oakland to help collect gently used coats, jackets and sweatshirts for the youth and their families benefiting from this wonderful program.
These individuals and families usually arrive to the Bay Area with no warm clothing suitable for the cold winter months. The coat drive was offered throughout the end of September and beginning of October. By the end, we received more than 500 coats and sweatshirts that we will be able to distribute to these families and individuals in great need as the weather cools down.
You can see from the pictures below the overwhelming support and giving from all of the members at Kelhilla Community Synagogue.
We send our greatest gratitude to all those at Kelhilla Community Synagogue for their tremendous generosity!
We are so proud of the great success of this coat drive and hope to continue our partnership with the Kelhilla Community Synagogue for many years to come.