Choosing my Mitzvah project was an easy task. Mainly, because I wanted to help sick kids and their families and I had some experience with raising money for charity.
In 2014, when I was 8 years old, I was introduced to the Max Cure Foundation, which raises money and funds research for childhood cancer.
My parents had worked with Max Cure for a few years and thought it was a good idea for me to learn about giving back. I sponsored a Dunk your kicks sneaker drive at my school and day camp to raise money and realized that everyone can make a difference.
Now that I’m turning 13, I want to focus my efforts in a more personal way by sponsoring two families who each have a child with cancer. Many of these families don’t have the money needed to pay their medical bills so things like food and school supplies are often forgotten about. My fundraising goal is $5,000.00, which will assist each family for one year with school supplies, groceries and an emergency fund.
I have been so fortunate and sometimes it’s easy to take that for granted. It’s only when you walk in someone else’s shoes, or get to know their struggles that you can truly appreciate how lucky you are. Thank you for helping to make a difference.