Join like-minded people to do good in the world, make friends, and build community.
Count Me In engages participants to help repair the world (tikkun olam) and make a positive impact in our local community, regionally, and in the world.
We offer our volunteers the opportunity to build lasting relationships with each other, other agencies, and the community around them. We offer opportunities for people of all ages—children and adults. We believe that all people can help those in need and be a part of something larger than themselves.
Each person makes a difference. Together we are responsible for making our community a place where we uphold dignity for all and seek to improve the world through our actions. Join us!
“How lovely to think that no one need wait a moment, we can start now, start slowly changing the world! How lovely that everyone, great and small, can make their contribution toward introducing justice straightaway… And you can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness!”—Anne Frank
Monday, January 20, 2020 • 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Join us for a community-wide day of service honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The day will include a range of service projects. Participants will work on projects addressing issues of poverty, homelessness, aging, and more. Come on your own or with your family and friends!
We ask that any volunteers under the age of 13 be accompanied by an adult. Please note that there will be a $3 materials fee assessed for each participant. This fee allows us to cover to cost of the projects. Come to the Gymnasium to begin the day.
Create Animal Beds & Toys for the Peninsula Humane Society
Spend your morning creating handmade animal beds and toys for the animals at the Peninsula Humane Society.
Build Activity Craft Kits and Decorate Kindness Rocks
Share your kindness in making craft kits and decorating kindness rocks for children at a local children’s hospital.
Visit and Participate in Arts and Crafts with Atria Seniors
Visit with senior residents at Atria, a senior home located next to the PJCC. Volunteers will help make some simple arts and crafts projects with the residents.
Project Linus Blankets
Make no-sew blankets for the Project Linus. Project Linus’s mission is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth, and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade and washable blankets.
No-Sew Bags and Placemat Decorating
Create no-sew bags from t-shirts for clients of Second Harvest Food Bank to carry their food. In addition, decorate placemats to be given out to the clients.
Half Moon Bay Habitat Restoration Project
Work on dune and bluff restoration along the beautiful Half Moon Bay State Beach. Protect and preserve the natural environment by planting native plants and removing non-native vegetation. The project goes on rain or shine. (Please register for this option at the Oshman JCC website.)
PB&J Sandwich Making for LifeMoves Shelter
Help make 200 sack lunches for hungry people on the Peninsula. Distributed by LifeMoves Shelter.
PJCC Garden Project
Help get our garden ready for the spring.
Looking for extra community service hours? Do you want to help lead a project? Then sign up and become a Project Leader! It’s simple; contact Michele Solomon about the project you are interested in leading.
What is expected of a Project Leader? Before the Day of Service, you’ll receive your assignment, instructions and a Count Me In t-shirt. The day of, wear your t-shirt and manage your project (from set up to giving directions to volunteers, to breakdown; you may even get to deliver the outcome!). For more information, contact Michele.
Are you interested in humanitarian relief, international development and disaster response? Join the IsraAID Humanitarian Professionals Network (IHPN)!
IsraAID’s Humanitarian Professionals Network is an international collective concerned with local and global humanitarian aid, and with IsraAID’s recovery work. Members receive briefings and trainings on humanitarian relief, international development and disaster response topics from Israeli experts.
Founded in 2001, IsraAID has done emergency rescue and recovery work in 51 countries, helping disaster-stricken regions with medical care, water and sanitation, education and other forms of humanitarian aid.
To learn more about the IHPN Speakers’ Series, please contact Michele Solomon at firstname.lastname@example.org
In partnership with IsraAID, the OFJCC, PJCC and Peninsula congregations.
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 · 7:00-9:00 pm
Speakers: Dr. Michelle Sandberg and Dr. Lior Tamir
In the aftermath of a humanitarian crisis, the healthcare infrastructure in affected areas is usually stretched beyond capacity, while the needs of the population dramatically increase. Participants will gain a technical understanding of the implementation of healthcare programs for displaced populations in developing countries. The emphasis of the talk will be healthcare for refugees domiciled in camp environments.
Please note: This workshop will provide dental CE credits for dentists and dental hygienists.
Registration Coming Soon
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 · 7:00-9:00 pm
More Information and Registration Coming Soon
Responding to Disasters: An Insider’s Perspective
Tuesday, September 17 · 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Life-or-Death Decisions: IsraAID Disaster Response in the First 72 Hours
Thursday October 17 · 7:00 – 9:00 pm
The Global Refugee Crisis: Helping the World’s Forgotten
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 · 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Too Hot to Handle? The Global Impact of Climate Change
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 · 7:00 – 9:00 pm
From the “Me Generation” to the “We Generation”: Millennials and Humanitarian Aid
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 · 7:00 – 9:00 pm
On the first and third Fridays of the month from 8:30-11:30 am, volunteers are needed to help distribute food to low-income seniors at Foster City Parks and Rec. For more information, contact 650.378.2780 or email@example.com, or register online.
Come together with your neighbors and help keep our community beautiful! Each month, the Foster City Cleanup Crew will gather to clean litter out of our streets, waterways, and beaches. Cleanups are typically scheduled for the last Sunday of the month. Locations are selected two weeks in advance (based on input from Parks Department). Organized by residents of Foster City.