CKA January 2018
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January 2018
Volume 27, Number 1
toothpaste, band aids, lip balm, gum or mints, fast food gift cards, etc. You could also donate funds to help us purchase items to include in the kits. This will be a fun activity for families and should not be very time consuming.
Additionally, for those who can’t get enough of  eece blanket making, we have a limited amount of leftover materials that would be great to turn into some winter warmth for someone in need.
And, as always, we will participate in a re-pack at the Clark County Food Bank from 1:00–3:00 p.m. Please
meet there (6502 NE 47th Avenue, Vancouver ).
Please sign up, and let us know if you will be bringing stitching materials or items for care kits at this link: It will be great to know how many to plan for... and please, if you are going to do one of the o - siteoptions,letusknowandjoinusforco ee
and mu ns!
Please pitch-in for our
It’s chilly... let’s have chili!
Saturday, January 27, 6:00 p.m. at CKA KAWRJ Chili & Games Night
(and winter meeting)
All adults are welcome! Enjoy home
made chili (meat and vegetarian
options), corn bread, and some fun
group games. We will have games available, but feel free to bring your favorite group game.
The meeting portion of the evening will be very short, we promise! We’ll get this over with during dinner so we can maximize the gaming time after dinner.
Come for the fun. Come for the food. Come for the friendship. Please RSVP to
Annual MLK Day of Service
Monday, January 15, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
We will have co ee and mu ns in the social hall, along with the opportunity to be of service to our larger community. There are several options available:
The United Way is sponsoring a weekend of service with a variety of opportunities at a number of di erent locations from January 12–15. In Vancouver some of the options are to help sort books for the Fort Vancouver Book Sale (ages 8+), pull ivy at Blandford Canyon (6+), and work on a painting project at the YWCA shelter. This link takes you to the United Way sign up page and shows the full list of options throughout Vancouver, Portland, and the surrounding area: https://www.handsonportland. org/special-event/a0M1H00000UlPxeUAF.
Here at CKA we will have a Kvetch and Stitch group with Rabbi Dunsker for those who knit and crochet, or who are ready to learn for a cause. We will make hats for preemies and scarves for Winter Hospitality Over ow clients. We have a VERY limited supply of yarn, so please bring whatever you can share, as well as kni ing needles and crochet hooks. This will be a fun way to learn, socialize, and give for those who are old enough to manage kni ing needles/crochet hooks on their own.
We will also put together care kits for homeless people. After pu ing these together, we will be able to take some with us to keep in our cars to distribute. We are seeking donated items for these kits: gallon zip-lock bags, socks, cans of tuna with pull-tab lids, granola or cereal bars, wipes, tissues, tampons and/or pads, toothbrushes and
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