HYLT plans social action events at Handmaker

Handmaker Youth Leadership Team will participate in two community service projects with residents at Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging, this month and next.

On Sunday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m., youth participants and residents will pack care packages for clients of Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network. A speaker will talk about the needs of people living with HIV and AIDS. The care packages will contain soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, toilet paper, pocket tissues and hand sanitizer. Donations of these items can be dropped off at Handmaker. The items will be packaged in paper bags that will be decorated by the teens and residents.

On Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m., participants will pack snack packs for Homer Davis students to take home with them over the winter break. The snack packs will help ensure that students who receive free breakfast and lunch during the school year have enough to eat during the break. HYLT is looking for donations of pretzels, goldfish crackers, raisins, Triscuits and Cheerios. These items can be dropped off at Handmaker.

While there is no charge for these events, attendees are asked to donate some of the needed items for each event. HYLT is a volunteer program for youth ages 11-18. A suggested donation of

$75 for the 2013-14 school year is requested, although participants can also pay what they can. For more information or to RSVP, contact Lori Riegel at lriegel@handmaker.org or 409-4347.