"We have an obligation to do the right thing and to not be selfish," said Fred Benjamin, rabbi of the Blue Hills congregation.

MILTON — The Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills is seeking donations of prom dresses, bridesmaids dresses, tuxedos and other formal wear to donate to the community as part of its monthly Community Service Mitzvah program.

"We have an obligation to do the right thing and to not be selfish," said Fred Benjamin, rabbi of the Blue Hills congregation, citing a tenet of the Jewish faith.

During the week of March 15, the synagogue is accepting gently used formal and business wear from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. All community members are welcome to donate, not just congregants.

Each month, the congregation organizes a special "mitzvah," or an act of love and kindness. In previous months, the congregation has hosted winter clothing drives and sandwich-making groups for local food shelters. In May, they will hold a blood drive to be followed by a summer clothing drive.

"This is an opportunity to put spirituality into action," Benjamin said. "Many people see this as an opportunity that they can be a part of."

Clothing collection is being conducted in partnership with Tammi’s Closet in Amesbury, a shop that provides prom dresses, tuxedos and formal wear for women and men who may not be able to purchase them otherwise.

Tammi's Closet was founded in 2014 in memory of the owner Betty Vitale's late daughter, Tammi, who died in a car accident when she was 19 years old. Vitale has been donating dresses for the last seven years, an experience she says has impacted many families.

"A father brought the daughter in and when she came out, he sat there and cried his eyes out. His wife had just lost her job, he was just laid off and they couldn't afford a dress," Vitale said. "I see Tammi in every one of these girls. . . it really touches me and it feels so good to be able to do this."

Tammi's Closet is at 77 Macy St., Amesbury. Congregation Beth Shalom of the Blue Hills is at 18 Shoolman Way, Milton.

For more information about the synagogue’s Community Service Mitzvah Program, call 617-698-3394, email office@BethShalomBlueHills.org, or visit BethShalomBlueHills.org.