Upcoming Scheduled Lotte Meyerson Tikkun Olam Projects:
- 1st Friday each month from 1-3 PM @ MANNA– CBHT volunteer team. Contact Sandra Layton to help.
- 3rd Friday each month @ noon – CBHT Vets shelter meal serving. Contact Hilary Paradise to help.
- Monday, August 26th @ 4:30 PM—next L.M. Tikkun Olam Meeting
Lotte Meyerson Tikkun Olam Committee Updates
Start Collecting Now!!
Have you already filled one box of new or lightly used children’s books already? This Rosh Hashanah is once again our every other year children’s book collection. Since 2011 our congregation has given over 5000 children’s books to pre-school children, Read to Succeed, and the Asheville/Buncombe Literacy Council and the job is still not complete.
Most of these books are given to 3-5-year olds to help them start a home collection of appropriate books to be read to them. Currently many of these children are students at the Head Start classrooms at Pisgah View Apartments in West Asheville where our congregation has four weekly volunteers who love to be with these children.
So, get ready to bring your books to CBHT. Beginning in August, Marty Mann will
You say you don’t have any books to donate? Then make a cash donation to the Tikkun Olam Committee and designate the gift to be used to purchase children’s books.
Also, if you really want to get involved, how about being one of our congregation’s weekly volunteers at Head Start. With only two more willing adults we will have weekly volunteers in all three classes at Pisgah View two days a week! If interested in volunteering or have questions regarding the book collection, contact Marty Mann. Let’s continue putting good books in the hands of the children who need them the most.
East End/Valley Street Community Heritage Festival
By Sam Hausfather
The LMTO Committee invites CBHT congregants to join us at the East End/Valley Street Community Heritage Festival August 23rd, 24th, & 25th in MLK Park in Asheville. There will be live music, arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, and a children’s area. Hours are Friday 6 PM to 9 PM, Saturday 10 AM to 9 PM, and Sunday 10 AM to 6 PM. The Parade and Car Show on MLK Drive starts at 11 AM on Saturday from South Charlotte Street to MLK Park. Sunday Worship Service at St James AME Church will be followed by Gospel Music with local choirs and gospel artists.
East End/Valley Street is Asheville’s oldest African-American neighborhood and is where the St. James AME Church is located. Their neighborhood festival could use volunteers. If you would like to sign up to help out at the Festival, please click go to:
This is an alcohol free, family friendly festival! Come celebrate with our neighbors.
Everyone is welcome!
Contact Vivian Ellner for more details.