Ohef Sholom Temple’s Sisterhood makes part of Mitzvah Day 2020 happen in 2021 with chemotherapy comfort bags

August 20, 2021

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Like so many other events planned in 2020, Ohef Sholom Temple’s Mitzvah Day had to be postponed in April of last year. Planning for the big day was already underway when everything seemed to come to an abrupt halt.

One of the projects scheduled for Mitzvah Day was the purchase and assembly of Chemotherapy Comfort bags for each new patient at Virginia Oncology.

As a continuation of Mitzvah Day 2020, OST Sisterhood gathered on July 10, 2021 to assemble the bags. A fleece blanket, bottle of water, snacks, mints, mint tea bags, chap stick, lotion, tissues, ear plugs, deck of playing cards, pens, a note pad, mouth wash, a puzzle book and motivational stones filled each tote bag. Volunteers wrote and decorated special note cards to tie onto each bag.

With great pride, on behalf of OST Sisterhood and the Mitzvah Day committee, 150 bags were assembled and delivered. The OST Sisterhood members and office staff, as well as those who made monetary donations, donations in-kind, and donations of time made these bags possible.

Sandi Levi and Anne Kramer served as co-chairs of the Chemotherapy Comfort bags project.

-Sandi Levi and Anne Kramer
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