The projects and programs of TOV are made possible by our outstanding partner agencies. We are recognizing them periodically in our agency spotlight. This month, we are highlighting The ARK. The ARK provides free social and medical services to help distressed members of the Chicagoland Jewish community return to self-sufficiency.
We asked Sophia Zisook, Director of Volunteers and Outreach, a couple questions about the agency and their involvement with volunteers.
1. What is your agency mission?
To create a safety net for Chicagoland Jews in need by providing vital human services within a framework of Jewish values and laws. To also build bridges between volunteers and those in need in our community.
2. How do volunteers help impact your agency?
volunteers are crucial to everything we do. From helping us deliver meals on
Thanksgiving to providing Chanukah gifts, the volunteers help us execute our
largest programs of the year.
3. Why do you like working with TOV in particular?
volunteers always come hungry for work and are reliable and kind. I know when
TOV provides us with volunteers that we will be working with motivated and
Each year TOV partners with The ARK for Thanksgiving deliveries. There is still availability to assemble and deliver approximately two food packages to needy Jews living in Chicago or in the suburbs. Volunteers must have their own cars.
We want to thank The ARK for all the incredible work they do and look forward to collaborating with them in the future!