SENDING HOLIDAY CARE PACKAGES

 TO OUR DEPLOYED AMERICAN JEWISH

SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN

FAR FROM HOME AND LOVED ONES.

  Since 2008 we have been sending care packages to our deployed troops and Jewish War Veteran.  Lately it seems the call for us to send packages has lessened and we are now mainly concentrating on our Jewish War Veterans in the Los Angeles area. 

  Please direct your offers of help to the other groups sending packages to the Jewish troops that are listed on the home page of this website.

  We appreciate all the help you have extended in the past and thank you many times.

  Joan Rimmon, coordinator


Events

 

     ROSH HASHANAH /HANUKKAH  5776

 We had a small but productive group come on July 19 to pack the care packages. In one half hour 52 boxes were ready to go to the Post Office.

  Please let us know if you can join us by emailing us at ProjectMOT@aol.com or call 310 476-4193.


November 1, 2015 Stephen Wise Temple held a Mitzvah Day and one of the activities was a Support Our Troops booth. The students made challah covers, decorated kipot and wrote letters of thanks to the active military and veterans.  Many thanks to the students and parents for their participation.

 


Pictures from March 9 2014 Packing Passover care packages

 

March 9, 2014 Captain Nathan Brooks presenting flag to Project M. O. T.
Mayim and her sons Miles and Fred on the assembly line.
Captain Brooks and Shirley Landau

   The 2013 edition of "Jewels of Elul" published by Craig Taubman of Craig n Co.  featured an article by our coordinator, Joan Glanz Rimmon.  If you would like to receive this publication contact jewels@list.craignco.com


   

Jewels of Elul IX - the art of welcoming




Elul 22
A Welcoming of Home by Joan Glanz Rimmon

   As a sixth-generation American whose relatives fought in every war from the Civil War to the Iraq War, I wanted to do something to give back to our troops who have sacrificed so much for our country. 

Five years ago I organized a program called Project M.O.T., which delivers care packages to deployed American Jewish troops far from home and far from their loved ones. This small gesture of giving brings joy to the lives of our brave heroes who are risking everything.

Practically speaking our packages contain small things like CDs, dried fruit, honey, and notes to the soldiers telling them how much we appreciate their sacrifice. But the packages actually provide something much more powerful: a feeling of being remembered, cared for, and appreciated – a taste of being home. 

We have been told that when “mail-call” is announced and a sailor in the middle of the ocean finds one of our boxes with his name on it, his will to continue is strengthened. A Marine in a hot sandy desert feels refreshed.

The wounded Benghazi embassy special ops troop still lying in the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center sheds tears when he receives a get well soon card from a student at a Sacramento Hebrew School.

Wherever in the world our soldiers find themselves we welcome them into a feeling of community and caring.

For Project M.O.T., the art of welcoming begins with a gesture of thanks.


Joan Glanz Rimmon is the founder of Project M.O.T., a project that reaches out and supports Jewish Service Members. www.ProjectMOT.org


Boxes sent for the holidays to our deployed American Jewish troops.

   We want to thank all the generous volunteers who helped us pack boxes, donated candy and snack items, collected gently read books, puzzle and game books and many other items.


Troops enjoying the seder with one of the seder plates made by the seniors of the Kobernick House and Anchin Pavilion (lower foreground).

Children write letters to include in the boxes to the troops.

Closing the boxes and attaching address labels and customs forms.

The line starts passing the boxes to the waiting vans to take them to the post office

Children enjoy being a  part of human conveyor belt moving finished boxes to the vans.

Van #1 packed and ready to go to the post office.