Waxman Youth House Midnight Run


January 14, 2024    
7:00 pm

We need everyone’s help to make the Midnight Run a success!

On our annual Midnight Run, our teens have conversations and meaningful interactions with homeless folks in NYC. We also offer food, coffee, clothing, and toiletries. 


Donate Supplies

The whole congregation can help us by donating supplies to support the Run. We will gratefully accept your generous donations through January 12th.  Please drop off items in the bins located in the main synagogue lobby.

Help us by donating these items: 

Toiletry items: soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, lip balm, and moisturizer, razors and shaving cream. All new, unopened travel sizes. Any collections from hotel visits are perfect!

List in order of need:

  1. Backpacks
  2. Underpants (only brand new jockey style, sizes 32 through 42).
  3. Socks (only brand new warm winter socks).
  4. Durable pants. Again, large sizes are preferred, but sort into waist sizes between 32 and 40 and above, with inseam size marked. Blue jeans are preferred over khakis.
  5. Sweaters, sweatshirts and long-sleeve shirts. Large and extra large. Dark colors preferred. Hooded sweatshirts are especially useful.
  6. Warm coats. Large and extra-large sizes, as even small men and women like to layer. Dark colors are preferred. 
  7. Warm winter hats and gloves. Large men’s sizes preferred.
  8. Shoes. Sizes 9 through 12 and above. Lightly worn sneakers or athletic shoes (no spikes), soft-soled shoes and work boots are preferred. No sandals, flipflops, etc. 
  9. Long underwear. Large sizes. Any color.

DO NOT donate sandals, lightweight coats, items in light colors that will easily stain, business casual attire, etc. 

Interested in a large donation? Please email Morel Tomer Ish Yemini, Teen Engagement Coordinator Youth House, at YH@tign.org so we can discuss how you can have the most significant impact.

We need help from volunteers of all ages:

Teens in 7th grade and up: Help us organize the donated clothing and toiletries and make sandwiches before the older teens leave for NYC to give them out. Sunday, January 14, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Teens in 8th grade and up to participate in the Run.

Parent Volunteers to drive.

Learn more about Midnight, a volunteer organization dedicated to finding common ground between the housed and the homeless in 1984.