Temple Chai is conducting a drive for cleaning supplies for move-in kits distributed by UMOM, the largest shelter for homeless families in the state. The Phoenix synagogue is tying together the concept of cleaning for Passover and having cleaning supplies for newly housed homeless families from UMOM New Day Center.

Temple Chai has helped UMOM for years by providing meals and other services, according to Beth Katz, the liaison for Temple Chai and UMOM and a member of the UMOM board of directors.

“It would be a great way of the Jewish community coming together for Passover to help the less fortunate,” Katz said in an email. “It is hard enough coming out of homelessness to have to pay rent, feed your family and provide clothing… Cleaning supplies are a must but hard to pay for when there is a limited budget.”

The drive continues through the end of Passover. Cleaning supplies, ranging from soaps and cleaners to brooms, mops and laundry baskets, can be dropped off at Temple Chai’s lobby. Call 602-971-1234.

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