Yesterday, we spent some time doing service work for JARC, a great organization that aims to enrich the lives of and erase barriers for individuals with developmental disabilities. I told you about them once before. We helped build a sukkah (a temporary hut constructed for use during the week-long Jewish festival of Sukkot.) at one of the homes that JARC operates.
|Little Bird colored decorations (can you tell where I helped?)|
|Using zip-ties just as they did in biblical times|
|Sweetest little helper ever|
|We hung decorations like little gourds and pictures of a lulav and etrog|
On our way there, we talked to Little Bird about doing mitzvot (charitable acts/good deeds). She has a pretty good grasp on giving tzedakah, which she understands as "for people who need help." I try to bring her along to as many of these kinds of things as I can, helping her to help others. Once she got bored, Little Bird went inside, made herself at home on the couch, and watched some Elmo with one of the residents.
What kind of mitzvot
have you performed lately?