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Cinderella Initiative 42

This is a photo of the Cinderella Initiative, a project of the United Jewish Communities (UJC). The organization gathered hundreds of prom gowns, graduation dresses, tuxedos, suits, and accessories to donate to high school teens in the Gulf Coast of Mississippi and Louisiana.

From Silicon Valley to Louisiana - my thoughts one year post Katrina

This is a blog entry by Jill Asher, a woman who traveled to Louisiana shortly after Hurricane Katrina to volunteer and deliver donations from the Palo Alto Menlo Park Parents Club. This blog entry, "From Silicon Valley to Louisiana - my thoughts one year post Katrina," was originally published in the Silicon Valley Moms Blog (http://svmomblog.typepad.com/) on August 26, 2006.

North America’s Reform Jewish Community Continues to Support New Orleans

This is a press release from the Union for Reform Judaism’s website, www.urj.org. The press release, “North America’s Reform Jewish Community Continues to Support New Orleans Support Now Totals More than $4.2 Million in Cash, Millions More Given in In-Kind Donations,” describes the continued philanthropic efforts of the national Reform community towards communities devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

Gulf Coast Finds Its Fairy Godmother

This is an article by Anthony Weiss entitled “Gulf Coast Finds Its Fairy Godmother.” It features the “Cinderella Initiative,” a project of United Jewish Communities that provided more than 1,400 donated gowns and tuxedos to Mississippi gulf coast residents for their proms. This article originally appeared in the Forward (www.forward.com) on April 14, 2006, and is reprinted with permission.

Deep South File: Katrina Caravan from Young Judaea

This is an entry from the blog of Deep South Jewish Voice, www.deepsouthjewishvoice.blogspot.com. Deep South Jewish Voice is the Jewish newspaper of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Northwest Florida. This blog entry, “Deep South File: Katrina Caravan from Young Judaea,” is from November 2, 2005. This entry describes the relief efforts of members and alumni of Young Judaea, the Zionist youth movement of Hadassah. The group's Caravan for Katrina filled four 24-foot trucks with supplies from...