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Tikkun for Troops

Millennials make packages for soldiers

Tikkun for Troops is a JFFS NextGen Cares project. NextGen Cares, in collaboration with Operation Gratitude, JCC Cares and Tarbut V’Torah, endeavors to make a positive impact on the lives of U.S. troops. People come together to put packages together filled with soap, socks, deodorant and other toiletries to send over to the troops serving overseas.

This is the third year that NextGen Cares has done this project, and it has grown. Last year there were 200 volunteers who together made 2,000 packages. This year 250 men, women, children and veterans came together to make 3,300 packages. Nitzan Harel, the NextGen marketing, communications and events coordinator, said next year they plan to make 4,000 packages.

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