As I approach my Bat Mitzvah year, I am learning what it means to be a good person who can make a difference in the world.
This Channukah season I will be participating in Jump for Chai for the children of Chai Lifeline Canada and in Israel.
This is a terribly challenging time for the Jewish community. Our hearts and minds are with Israel day and night.
It’s hard to think of anything else right now, but Chai Lifeline is doing everything possible to make sure they have the resources to support families in need in Toronto as well as Israel.
I am really excited to be planning and running this 'kids helping kids' event where in addition to the activities I will do, I will be able to choose how the money I raise will be used to benefit a child or family.
When a child is born or diagnosed with a serious illness, the entire family is affected. Families literally can be torn apart as one parent moves into the hospital to be with the sick child. Siblings, already worried about a brother's, sister's or parent's health, suffer greatly when their daily routines are disrupted. Chai Lifeline Canada steps in, offering whatever is needed, bringing light, laughter and happiness into the darkest times.
This year, a portion of the proceeds raised will go to Chai Lifeline in Israel where many families have had to relocate due to the war. This organization does incredible work and provides support to children who are battling serious illnesses as well as children who have lost a parent. I am very fortunate that I will be able to choose how a family will benefit from the funds I raise.
In helping me reach my fundraising goals, you are also helping to support the Chai Warriors and their families.
At Chai Lifeline Canada we are passionately devoted to alleviating the burden of those facing medical challenges. From the moment of diagnosis, through the arduous months and years, in good times and bad, Canadian families have discovered that Chai Lifeline Canada is a friend for life.