KSDS Sponsors 36 Families for Hanukkah


KSDS will be sponsoring 36 Families for Hanukkah this year and our collection begins on November 13. 

In keeping with our mission to incorporate hesed in our 36th celebration, KSDS will be sponsoring 36 families for Hanukkah. We are thrilled to be partnering with Jewish organizations in our community — Jewish Volunteer ConnectionJewish Community Services, and CHANA — to support this effort. 

We will be providing more details about the profiles of the families but to begin we are asking families to donate NEW books, toys, or games. 

Please see below for the requested items for each grade: 

Kindergarten and Grade 1: Gifts for infants to 6-year-olds.

Grades 2 to 4: Gifts for 7- to 10-year-olds

Middle School: Gifts for preteens to teens

Gift ideas include:

Children: arts and crafts kits and materials, coloring books, diaries, dolls, LEGO™ bricks or other building toys, board games, sports equipment, hats, gloves, slippers and gift cards

Moms: pajamas, slippers, scarves, hats, gloves, costume jewelry and gift cards

We have been asked to be mindful of the size of the toys, as space is often limited in the homes. If you prefer, you can donate gift cards to Target or Walmart to be used for clothing and household items. 

This program will run through December 1st. We are hopeful that the KSDS community will support this effort to enhance the celebration of Hanukkah by giving to other families in our community.