Put a smile on someone’s face. And yours.

Mitzvah-in-a-Minute (MIM) is a program which focuses on providing community service opportunities for NCJW/Essex members while helping women, children, and families in need of assistance in our region. We choose an agency or group that is of need and try to provide our volunteers with a one time, two-hour opportunity.

Mitzvah-in-a-Minute: Holiday Gift Event

NCJW/Essex is partnering with LTownCares to provide holiday gifts in support of Focus Hispanic Center for Community Development and our CFW clients.  

You can help brighten the holiday season by donating new toys and dropping them off inside the NCJW/Essex office from December 1st through December 10th. Gifts purchased should be unwrapped and suitable for children ages 3 through 13. 

In addition, we hope you can join us in-person to wrap these gifts in the NCJW/Essex cafe on Monday, December 13th.  Please register for one of the two morning shifts between 9:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Participants in the gift wrapping event must be fully vaccinated and masked.  Covid protocols will be followed.   

Registration requested for both the gift drop off and for the in-person wrapping.  Please click here to register for either or both!

Click here to register. Please register to participate so we know who will be dropping-off holiday gifts.


For more information on MIM’s, please call (973) 740-0588 or email

“I want to make a difference in my community by volunteering, leading, organizing, contributing. Where else can I do so much and have so much fun? NCJW/Essex suits me perfectly.”