Dear family and friends,  

For my Bat Mitzvah, I’ve chosen to organize a חסד (“chessed”) project.  I wanted to find a way to help people facing difficult situations, and to help them not just temporarily but in the long run.  I believe that being successful starts with education, so I decided to find a project that would help less privileged kids get a better education.  Well, what is the first step to going to school?  You need a backpack filled with school supplies!  

I love starting off the new year with a fresh backpack and supplies, but not all kids are so lucky.  That’s why I’m partnering with the Met Council on Jewish Poverty (“Met Council”) to provide new backpacks filled with supplies to 100 children whose families are in crisis.  Met Council annually serves over 225,000 New Yorkers living in need, including clients escaping family violence, and those coping with poverty or food insecurity.  Many of these clients have young children.  I hope that the backpacks we fill will help them feel good about themselves and have a more successful school year, in spite of the challenges they face.  We will be filling the backpacks at my Bat Mitzvah!  

Please help me reach my goal of filling 100 backpacks.  To reach this goal, I need to raise $4,000.   Any donation amount will help.   $40 buys a backpack and supplies for one child. Your generosity is appreciated!


*Funds in excess of the outlined project will be used for the clients and projects of Met Council as necessary and determined by the Met Council Staff and Directors.