On Jan. 28, community members in Silver Spring, Maryland, spent six hours at Kemp Mill Synagogue (KMS) sorting, loading, and transporting donations at a clothing drive to benefit CHANA, a Baltimore-based charity that provides clothing as well as a variety of services to victims of domestic abuse. The drive was co-sponsored by KMS, Young Israel Shomrai Emunah, and NCSY. Children, teens, and adults came out for this chesed opportunity, sorting and loading several hundred bags of clothing, linens, purses, coats, shoes, and stuffed animals. A fully-packed mid-size U-Haul and a minivan were needed to transport the clothing to Baltimore. Students came from Berman Hebrew Academy, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School (CESJDS), Yeshiva of Greater Washington, and local public schools.
By Miriam Friedman and Mattie Watson