Since Covid-19 hit, Jewish Family Service of Greater Hartford (JFS) has been unable to disseminate clothing to those in need through the Tara’s closet program – and is turning to the community’s teens for help in reimagining how Tara’s Closet can continue to give clients access to free clothes.
The challenge: Working in teams, teens in grades 8 through 12 will pitch their creative and out-of-the-box ideas to a panel of “sharks.”. The winning team will win a cash prize of $200 and, more importantly, will have its plan implemented at Tara’s Closet to benefit people in need. Teens are asked to sign up either as individuals or as part of a team by Sept. 16. Teams can have between 3-5 members.
Contestants will meet virtually to learn more about Tara’s Closet and the challenge on Sept. 23 & 30 and Oct. 14, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign up at jtconnect.org at Mitzvah Tank.