This week's episode of the "Find the Dining Room Table Game" is brought to you by Hannah's Bat Mitzvah Chessed Project
Hannah is 11 years old. We've just begun a chessed project as part of the bat mitzvah year's activities.
We contacted the director of a nearby children's trauma clinic. A significant number of the children served by her clinic are from abusive or neglectful situations. Many are in foster homes. Others are with their families, but the arrangements are under supervision.
We asked her what they need. She told us that a number of her client children don't have basic personal care items of their own. For whatever reason.
Hannah's chessed project is to make personal care baskets for these children.
We have been assembling personal care items for the past six weeks. We are making 4 dozen baskets, aimed for boys and girls (the baskets are gendered, at the trauma clinic director's request) aged 4-8 years old.
Assembly began last night. We were out late, delivering stuff to the school for various events. By the time we came home, the girls were too tired to start. Jonathan set up the baskets and helped streamline the process for today's assembly line.
This is how our dining room table looked this morning:
Everyone was pressed into service. Abigail and Emily were very helpful. Gretta, not so much.
One of the finished baskets:
This is what my dining room table looked like at 4 this afternoon. Oy!
Wish me luck at digging out. We need the table for dinner tonight!
(We hope to deliver the baskets early next week.)