Examples of non-profit organizations aligned with this year’s issue about mental health. These organizations could include non-profits that are focus on: inclusion, self-esteem and empowerment, advocacy, dangers of social media (eg., bullying based on appearance, the power of words), community building, celebrating diversity and differences, bias, promoting peace and kindness, bullying, suicide prevention, school shootings, and mental health.
Some non-profit organizations that deal with mental health issues include:
Brothers for Life
Go Fetch Wellness
The Fred Rogers Center
Choose to Be Kind
Don’t Laugh at Me
Examples of non-profit organizations aligned with this year's issue about animal rights could inclulde organizations that focus on: kill shelters, advocacy, animal abuse (general), animal abuse in commercial industries (dairy, poultry, etc.)
Some non-profit organizations that deal with animal rights issues include:
Freedom Street Rescue
Animal Rescue League of Boston
Metrowest Humane Society
Examples of non-profit organizations aligned with this year’s issues about climate change. These organizations could include non-profits that are focus on: solar technology, rising sea levels, litter/waste management, pollution, impact on coastal cities, coral reef, recycling and composting, advocacy, ande xtreme weather (fire, floods).
Some non-profit organizations that deal with climate change issues include:
Conversations in the classroom go a long way to bring alive the issues we study during Tamchui, but the best way to ignite the passions and imaginations of students is to connect them directly to those who are doing the work they’re studying.
One of the factors considered when choosing an organization for the Rashi Purim Tamchui project is the impact that a donation from our fund might have. For the kids in Boston who benefit from having free, new clothes to wear when they need it, Rashi's work with Catie's Closet meant a world of difference. Below is a thank you note from Catie's Closet's Executive Director, Mickey Cockrell.
Each year, we ask members of our kehillah (community) to contribute to the Rashi Purim Tamchui Fund, which is a fund collected especially for our students to allocate, according to their choosing, between our five honored organizations.
Some of our Grade 8 students had the opportunity to interview the Tamchui Representatives as part of Education Week. The representatives spent the day talking to students, discussing their organization and inspiring all they met.