For my Mitzvah Project I am running a mile a day in February to support a veterans organization
raised by 36 people
On May 13, I will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah. In preparation for this important day in my life, I am doing a Mitzvah Project, which is an opportunity to put my Jewish values and identity into practice. I wanted to do something to honor and give back to veterans of the U.S. military. Veterans and their families have sacrificed so much for us to be able to enjoy our freedoms and rights, including our ability to openly and proudly practice our Jewish faith.
Upon searching for a veterans organization, I came upon Active Valor - a non-profit organization dedicated to giving new purpose to veterans, by pairing them as mentors to children of our nation's fallen heroes (called Gold Star Children). The money I raise will go to supporting their program, called Valor Adventures (see video) and specifically, their next Adventure in March. Through this program, Gold Star children are paired one-on-one with their very own veteran mentor for a day of extraordinary adventure. Together, they get to participate in mission-based adventures that promote problem solving, community building, self confidence, critical thinking, and hands-on fun.
To raise money for this cause, I will run a mile a day in the month of February, which comes to a total of 28 miles - just a little over the length of a marathon! Even though I am too young to serve in the military, I wanted to do something physically and mentally challenging in solidarity with those who serve.
Please help me raise money for this important cause by donating in multiples of the 28 miles ahead of me.
Suggested donation amounts: $28 $56 $84 $112 $140 $168 $196 $224
I am hoping to raise $5,000 in order to become a Legacy Sponsor and directly enable their mission to provide an unforgettable day for Gold Star families and their veteran mentors. This is a tangible way to honor those that have given the ultimate sacrifice to our country, as well as their families and loved ones they left behind.
Thank you for supporting my Mitzvah Project!
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