PJ Our Way Kids Give Back!

PJ Our Way Kids Give Back!

In partnership with the Days of Gratitude project, PJ Our Way asks: How can we express gratitude for what we have and respond to what others don’t? These three PJ Our Way kids practice bal taschit – not wasting needlessly – by repurposing what they have into things that others can use.

Card-making with Xela


Xela demonstrates how to turn regular index cards into beautiful handmade postcards. Send them to loved ones who are far away or sick, or send them just to say hello!

Mask Up by Mimi


A masked girl sitting with a rabbit on a stack of books

When Mimi realized that in-person charity events would be canceled due to covid-19, she took matters into her own hands. To benefit cancer research, Mimi started making her own masks, personalizing them with phrases that express cancer awareness, Jewish pride, positive thinking, and more. She even has masks in Hebrew!
Learn how to make your own easy, no-sew mask, then distribute your creations to friends and family or donate them to a local organization.

BB’s Little Library

little free library
BB has always loved receiving books from PJ Library & PJ Our Way, and for his bar mitzvah project, he decided to share that joy with others! Drawing from his own collection of books plus hundreds of donations from others, BB set up a little library at his local Jewish Community Center. Community members can take books from the library that pique their interest and/or add new books for others to enjoy! "I’m really glad that I was able to give people the opportunity to read these books," says BB.
Collect your old books or start a book drive, then donate them to a local organization – or set up your own little library!


Did you try one of these activities? How do you give back to your community? Let us know in the comments!


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Mar 30, 2021 @ 5:55PM



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Feb 20, 2021 @ 4:32PM


They are all good ideas!

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Feb 19, 2021 @ 2:27PM


I think the postcards are a great idea. I am going to make them before I go to camp this summer so I can send them to my family! Also, we donate books to the little library in front of the food pantry.

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Feb 18, 2021 @ 10:07AM


The mask making was really cool

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Apr 01, 2021 @ 8:22PM


i agree it is cool

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Feb 11, 2021 @ 9:11AM



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Feb 10, 2021 @ 6:26PM


my aunt has a little liberty and I gave 39 books

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Feb 07, 2021 @ 12:56PM


Sounds great

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Feb 06, 2021 @ 4:38PM


my grandma has a little free library

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Feb 03, 2021 @ 9:20AM


Wow! that's all so cool!

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Feb 02, 2021 @ 5:36PM


i did card making with xela and i gave to my grand mother

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Feb 05, 2021 @ 5:09PM



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Feb 01, 2021 @ 10:29PM



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Feb 08, 2021 @ 11:03AM



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Feb 01, 2021 @ 10:28PM


My friends loved my post cards

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Feb 01, 2021 @ 6:34PM


My aunt has a little library and we donated

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Feb 01, 2021 @ 6:03PM


I love it

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Feb 01, 2021 @ 12:10AM


I did the card making with Xela and it was really fun.

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