Teens on the Jewish Community Youth Foundation’s Youth Advisory Board joined together to help five Mercer County organizations at Community Service Day at Beth El Synagogue in East Windsor.

Community Service Day was organized in conjunction with J-Serve’s National Day of Jewish Youth Service and Areyvut’s National Mitzvah Day.

Participants made welcome toiletry bags for HomeFront, whose mission is to end homelessness in Central New Jersey by harnessing the caring, resources and expertise of the community.

The students also put together craft kits for Chai Lifeline, which strives to return a sense of normalcy for children in hospitals. The kits are to be used for recreation for children who are fighting life-threatening illnesses.

The teens baked muffins at for the Kosher Café, a Jewish Family & Children’s Service program where seniors can eat lunch, and socialize.

Participants also made casseroles to be donated to the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, an organization that feeds those who are hungry in the Trenton area and offers programs to encourage self-sufficiency and improve the quality of life of its patrons. The casseroles are to be delivered by The Jewish Center in Princeton’s delivery program.

Lastly, the teens wrote letters to Soldiers to be sent with JCYF sponsored care packages for Thank Israeli Soldiers.

JCYF is administered by Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County and funded by the Ricky and Andrew J. Shechtel Philanthropic Fund and the Jewish Federation of Princeton Mercer Bucks.

For more information is online at jfcsonline.org/jcyf.html.