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Pick Purple, Build Teens

It’s convenient, it’s reliable, it’s free—and it supports Jewish teenage girls.

Now in the Five Towns, the Pick Purple Clothing Drive accepts clothing and shoes in any condition and puts them to good use. It’s never been easier to send your old clothing to second owners. Pick Purple stops by your home and picks it up from your doorstep. All proceeds directly benefit Batya, a place to belong for Jewish girls, with branches in Long Island, New Jersey, and beyond.

Batya aims to give teenage girls from less-affiliated homes a safe and friendly environment, a place to love, and a place to grow. Batya’s unique programs are designed to give teens a meaningful and enjoyable Jewish experience, while empowering them to become all they can be. Members come from a variety of backgrounds, and in Batya’s uniquely warm and friendly environment, they connect as Jews and friends, imbibing Torah values and developing relationships that last a lifetime.

Giving back to the community is a key theme of Batya. Through volunteer programs like A.C.T.I.O.N. and the leadership training initiative, Batya girls reach out to others and discover the joy of giving.

The Pick Purple clothing drive is a result of the initiative of the girls in Batya Marlboro. Wanting to put useful items to good use, a group was discussing how they wished they could pass their old clothing to people who would appreciate it. Pick Purple was conceived, and over a period of just a few months, it grew into a popular and reliable clothing redistributor.

In keeping with the Batya mission, Pick Purple utilizes resources to benefit others. It discovers potential, make the most of what we have, and assists people in need.

“We’re thrilled with the feedback we’ve been getting. People keep telling us how much they appreciate the efficient service, and how happy they are to benefit a worthy cause in such a convenient way,” Binyomin Newmark, director of Batya, says. “We thank the Five Towns community for making Pick Purple the success that it is, and we look forward to continue servicing teens and households through the greater Batya movement.”

For more information about Batya and its incredible work with teenage girls, visit www.batyagirls.org or call 732-835-BATYA. To become a part of the Pick Purple initiative, call 201-47-PURPLE or visit www.pickpurple.org. v

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Posted by on February 28, 2013. Filed under In This Week's Edition. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.