Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills to work with Milton Council On Aging to benefit DOVE
DOVE: Domestic Violence Ended to benefit from Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills and Milton Council On Aging
As part of its Third Thursday Community Service Mitzvah Program, Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills is working with the Milton Council On Aging in a fundraising drive to benefit DOVE: Domestic Violence Ended (www.dovema.org). DOVE has been helping women and children who are victims of domestic violence for over 40 years, with its 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter, advocacy services, support groups, legal services and community outreach and education.
The synagogue and the MCOA will be collecting monetary donations and personal items, such as shampoo, soap, toothpaste, etc. at the synagogue at 18 Shoolman Way (off Lodge Street) in Milton, until April 30th. The hours of collection are Sundays 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., and Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. until the last day of the drive, Tuesday, April 30th. All donations from the community are greatly appreciated.
The Milton Council On Aging is a department of the town established to respond to the needs of seniors, some of whom become victims of domestic violence, and enhance their quality of life. The MCOA is also sponsoring a fashion show and raffle to benefit DOVE on Thursday, May 2, and is accepting raffle prizes for that event.
Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills’ Mitzvah Program, operating under the Jewish tenet that “doing good deeds is an obligation,” provides service to the community by both congregants and wider community members, and seeks to involve others, including schools, houses of worship and organizations.