This Chanukah, give the gift of a smile!

Chabad of Centrepointe and A Ripple Effect (youth supporting children affected by disability, illness or loss) are dedicated to supporting vulnerable members of our community.  

Throughout the year we provide Teen Support, 'My Big Friend' Zoom activities, Assistance with shopping, Home cooked or Hot catered dinners,  Holiday necessities, Home cleaning assistance, Tablet & Toy Drive, Check-in Phone calls, Financial Support, Respite activities, Online Events, In person Events, Lectures & Entertainment, & many more projects to bring joy, love & relief to families affected by intense challenges. 

To contact A Ripple Effect or find out more info call 613-218-8505

Rabbi Reuven Bulka z"l was a truly great rabbi (of Congregation Machzikei Hadas), writer, speaker, and community leader.   Rabbi Bulka was a staunch supporter of the outreach work of A Ripple Effect and of the empowerment this has given the youth in our community.   Our hearts are broken by the great loss we have felt by Rabbi Bulka's passing, but we will continue to live his dreams and passion, of helping others, and of taking care of the most vulnerable in our community.  May this project bring comfort to his loved ones, and his beloved community.

If you wish to participate in this project by dropping off a new or unused toy in the original box, please visit one of the participating locations, and leave the toy in our large drop-off box.  

Participating locations:    

~ Soloway JCC -21 Nadolny Sachs Private, Ottawa

~Loblaws College Square -1980 Baseline Road, Ottawa

~Torah Day School - 1119 Lazard Street, Ottawa

~ Congregation Machzikei Hadas - 2310 Virginia Drive, Ottawa

For more locations email

From the comfort of your home, you can also visit our Chanukah  Gift Wish List on Amazon & purchase any toy of your choosing, for a special child.   The gift will be mailed by Amazon to A Ripple Effect, and on Chanukah it will be wrapped up and delivered with love, and make a difference in someone's life!   

Alternatively, you may donate below to be a part of this important Chanukah Toy Drive!   Life for kids battling illness, health challenges, or the pain of loss, or disability affects every part of the family unit, each and every day.  A loving visit, with a personalized Holiday gift, can lift spirits, and create an everlasting impact to a child.  We thank you from the bottom of our hearts, for your generosity.    
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