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8 Days of Giving

November 29th - December 13th

We had such a wonderful response to our "8 Days of Giving" last year, that we are bringing it back! Although there is a light at the end of the tunnel, we are still facing some tough times. Let's spread a little joy to help others.  We have chosen programs in the San Diego community that do an enormous amount of good. Our goal is to have Congregation Beth Am support those in need.  Help us give “8 days of gifts” to these programs in San Diego County.  Starting Monday, November 29th and going through to Monday, December 13th (week after Hanukkah), you can drop off gifts for the “8 Days of Giving.” 


Please read about the programs below and the type of donations they need.  You may donate items to all 8 charities or just one or two.  You may bring all of your donations on one day, or stop by on different days with your donations - it's all up to you. We want to make Beth Am’s “8 Days of Giving” convenient, meaningful, and memorable for you and your family.  


We will have donation bins located in 3 different areas on our campus:

  • Main Gate
  • ECC Gate
  • JLC-Main Office Gate

Drop offs can be made throughout the day. We thank you in advance.


Day 1

Day 1: 1 Can, 2 Cans, Who Can? You Can!

1 Can, 2 Cans, Who Can? You Can!

Benefiting Jewish Family Service's Hands Up Food Pantry Program.

The Jewish Family Service's Hands Up Food Pantry is committed to fighting hunger. The Hands Up Food Pantry is there to make sure that everyone in San Diego is food secure, regardless of race, age, or religion. Let us help them. Please donate non-perishable food items to help stock their shelves with plenty of healthy choices.


Day 2

Day 2: Crafty Seniors


Crafty Seniors

Benefiting seniors living in assisted living facilities.

Help provide seniors for an afternoon of crafts and conversation. We are looking for new crafting kits that we can donate. Some ideas: paint by numbers, puzzles, latch hook rugs, card making kits, jewelry making, window art, etc... Be creative. Shop at Michael's, Amazon, etc...


Day 3

Day 3: Seats, Feets and Faces

Seats, Feets and Faces

Benefiting Jewish Family Service's Safe Parking Program.

Now more than ever families are calling their car their home. The 3 most desired items for these families are underwear, socks and toiletries. For the toiletries we are accepting soap, shampoo, shaving cream, razors, toothbrushes and paste, lotions, hair brushes, etc.... All items must be new. They can be travel or regular size (maybe you have some from a hotel). All donations are greatly appreciated.


Day 4

Day 4: Load It, Gift It, Love It!

Load It, Gift It, Love It!

Benefiting Rady Children's Hospital.

With the holidays around the corner, what a better way than to show our little ones some love than with a gift card. Each year, Rady Children's Hospital makes sure that each of their "guests" receive a gift during the holiday season. Due to COVID, they are unable to accept toy donations this year, but they are accepting gift cards for Amazon, Target, Walmart, STEAM, ULTA or iTunes/Apple in $5, $10, or $15 denominations.


Day 5

Day 5: They're Feelin' Beat, Give 'Em A Treat!


They're Feelin' Beat, Give 'Em A Treat!

Benefiting First Responders.

While we are home safe and sound, our essential workers out there working harder than ever. Longer hours, and more  shifts, and feeling beat, so why not provide them with a treat.


Day 6

Day 6: Game Night

Game Night

Benefiting The Boys and Girls Club of San Diego.

Some of our best memories are around the table with our family playing board games all day and night. We are accepting all kinds of board games for all ages. From Chutes and Ladder to Monopoly, purchase your favourite board game and give these youths a chance to create their memories around the table. All games must be new. 


Day 7

Day 7: Towel Frenzy for our Furry Frienzies

Towel Frenzy for our Furry Frienzies

Benefiting our local SD Humane Society and veterinary clinics.

Our local animal shelters and veterinary clinics always are looking for gently used  blankets, pillow cases, flat sheets, towels (washed with no tears, no quilts or anything with stuffing), newspaper.


Rummage through your linen closets and find your stained, bleached, or tattered towels and blankets that you don't want your guests to see! Our furry friendz will love them!  All donations are greatly appreciated.


Day 8

Day 8: Give From Your Heart

Give From Your Heart

Benefiting a program that is special to you.

We all have charities that are special to us in our own way. Your support makes a difference. Whether it's to Beth Am or another charity, consider making a donation today. 


Sun, December 5 2021 1 Tevet 5782