There’s Something About This Community (and that’s you)!

The JCC Cares program is an opportunity for you to enhance your community experience and connection by taking the time to participate in a community service project, whether remotely or directly. The basic American concept of community service is closely tied to the basic Jewish value of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), which urges us to make a difference in the lives of others who may be less fortunate than ourselves. Partner with us in caring for our community in whatever capacity you can. 

Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego Back 2 School Drive 

Join JCC Cares by supporting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego with their Back 2 School Drive! Listed below are the suggested items to donate. We encourage donating a fully stuffed backpack. Filling a backpack can be a family friendly activity to do at home with your kids while teaching them the importance of caring for our community.

  • Backpacks
  • 3 ring binders
  • 8 tab dividers
  • Calculators
  • Crayons
  • Pens, pencils, erasers, highlighters
  • Glue sticks
  • Line ruled index cards
  • Loose leaf paper (wide or index ruled)
  • Lunch boxes
  • Pencil sharpeners and pencil cases
  • Composition books

Drop Off Dates: July 19 - August 6, Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm Drop Off Location: 4126 Executive Drive LFJCC | Jacobs Family Campus | Donation Bins will be located at the front and back doors of the building. VIEW FLIER


In-person volunteering:

JFS Project 19: Providing Home-Delivered Meals through Volunteer Drivers. Register at: | For additional questions, we encourage people to email or call 858-637-3050. Note: Long term commitment requested.

Repair the World: Connecting volunteers with community-based non-profits help meet the urgent needs of the communities we serve. Remote and in-person opportunities available.

Remember to tag pictures of your community projects online with #lfjcc #jcccares #lfjcccares! 

Submit a Project! 

Questions? Reach out to Kari Griswold, Community Engagement Manager | 858.362.1116