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Every week, Karsh Family Social Service Center volunteers and Wilshire Boulevard Temple congregants spend an average of 50 hours as Navigators at the Karsh Center, nearly 70 volunteer hours making and sharing sandwiches at the People Concern and packing food bags that they distribute at the Leanse Ratner Food Pantry. 

We are so proud of the impact our volunteers made in 2018. Imagine what we can do in 2019!

Every week, Karsh Family Social Service Center volunteers and Wilshire Boulevard Temple congregants spend an average of 50 hours as Navigators at the Karsh Center, nearly 70 volunteer hours making and sharing sandwiches at the People Concern and packing food bags that they distribute at the Leanse Ratner Food Pantry. They average 25 hours per week packing and delivering food bags and other critical items like diapers to clients through the Mobile Food Pantry. Across all of our efforts to feed those in need, volunteer time results in assuring that each week roughly 500 families and individuals rest easier knowing where their next meal is coming from. 

Our dedicated volunteer attorneys, teachers, and conversation partners spend an average of 26 hours each week working with vulnerable families on legal cases, preparing students for their citizenship tests, and practicing English for job interviews and general access to resources. 

During the annual Big Give, 460 individuals came together to prepare and share 1,000 Thanksgiving-meal bags for our neighbors, donate 48 pints of blood, and assemble more than 100 no-sew blankets. And in swift response to our community facing crises caused by the recent fires, volunteers brought 20 Thanksgiving bags to Camp staff and donated thousands of dollars in gift cards to help those impacted begin preparations for what’s next in their lives. 

We are so proud of the impact our volunteers made in 2018, and the way that the Karsh Center continues to grow through this dedication. Imagine what we can do together in 2019! 

What is the difference you want to make this year? Contact elizabeth@karshcenter.org to learn more. 

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