Sunday, June 10, 2012

Federation’s Lion of Judah Women Give Back with Their Hands and Hearts

The Lions - Ready to Do a World of Good
Twenty Lion of Judah women of the Jewish Federation of San Diego County recently spent their morning at the Ronald McDonald House making beautiful handmade fleece blankets and assembling fifty welcome bags for new families full of toys, blankets and toiletries. The women volunteered with the hopes of bringing smiles to the children and families who are just beginning their stay at the Ronald McDonald House, often with an injured child or upon learning their child is critically ill. 

Laura Vainer and Nikki Saloner
Laura Vainer, project co-chair, said she was “thrilled to be part of the efforts that started this new initiative providing hands-on opportunities in our community for Lions of Judah to get involved locally”. 

Nikki Saloner, project co-chair, shared that they are excited about “giving back with their hearts and with their hands” and were very pleased at the turnout at the first project.

Both Vainer and Saloner are passionate about helping others and look forward to continuing to offer additional more meaningful projects in the coming year. As one participant said, “this project was a terrific use of our talents, energy and passion for helping others. I cannot believe how much we accomplished in just a few hours together.”

Lion of Judah women are donors to Federation’s annual campaign of $5000 and above. For more information on the Lion of Judah Division, please call Debbie Kempinski at Federation at (858) 737-7133.


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