Dear Friends, Soccer Friends, and Family, My Bar Mitzvah is coming up on April 28th. As part of my Bar Mitzvah, I do a Mitzvah project. Mitzvah means “Good”, so a Mitzvah Project is a project where you help or do something good for other people, organizations, animals, youths, etc., really anything that can help the greater good. For example, my Hebrew school class will be working on restoring a Torah that survived the Holocaust. It is approximately 400 years old and is very fragile. For my individual project, I wanted to do something around soccer and sports. I am a big soccer player and have been playing since I was 3 years old and I currently play for 2 teams in Franklin. Along with playing soccer, I also coach and referee.
Since soccer is such a big part of my life, I wanted to put my time into helping other kids by collecting equipment - I'm calling it "Cleats for Kids" but it can be any equipment! - and other donations that would help those less fortunate than me. I have chosen to support an organization called Soccer Without Borders by being one of their Ambassadors. SWB uses soccer as a vehicle for newcomer boys and girls to grow into their new communities together by creating a safe, fun team atmosphere to make friends, learn English, access academic tutoring, volunteer, and become community leaders. To help them in their goals I am raising money by collecting good used sports equipment which I will then take to Play It Again Sports to sell – they have offered to give 40% cash back on every sale (normally it’s only 25%!)! All of that money will go to SWB’s program in Boston. I will also be donating part of my weekly allowance directly to SWB.
So, there are lots of ways to help and support to help me reach my goal.
Thank you for any help you can give and thank you in advance for your support!