USY CANS FUNDRAISING PROJECT:
Every year, United Synagogue Youth does many Tikkun Olam projects as part of the mission of each chapter and region throughout the country. One of the ways we can all contribute to this important effort to repair the world is through fundraising. 30% of USY fundraising goes into a Tikkun Olam fund through the international office. This fund helps provide scholarships for programming, college and summer programs. This fund also contributes to future Tikkun Olam projects and charities.
Our chapter is rebuilding, and fast! One of our biggest and most successful programs so far is our Tikkun Olam project. We are collecting soda cans! So many of us drink from a soda or juice can, and for every pound you can raise $.75. So we collect crushed cans and turn them in for the cash. This is a double mitzvah, because it not only helps our USY chapter raise funds for social action, but also contributes to the actual repair of the environment through recycling! We are so thankful to our congregation and how active they have been in this amazing project!