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Simon’s Heart

www.simonsfund.org P.O. Box 61, Lafayette Hill, PA 19444 Contact: Darren Sudman, darren@simonsfund.org 610 66-26948 In 2004, a little boy named Simon Sudman was born. He weighed almost seven pounds and had an APGAR score of eight and nine. He was 50% for weight and 25% for height. Every few hours, he’d finish a bottle (except for a four-hour stretch overnight). At seven weeks, Simon smiled for the first time. He died 47 days later. Simon Sudman seemed to be healthy and normal. However, his little heart had an unknown defect called Long QT Syndrome, an arrhythmia. His parents never heard of this condition. No […]

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10 Summertime Souper Good Deeds

Has summer boredom kicked in?  Looking to help others while you have more time on your hands. Organizations find their volunteer base diminishes in the summer.  Help them fill the gap with these ideas: 1.  Volunteer at your local library. 2.  Care for animals at a horse farm or zoo. 3.  Weed and water plants at an urban or community garden. 4.  Tutor other children. Call an elementary school and offer your services to teach kids to read or practice math facts. 5.  Sell lemonade and donate money to a cause. Check out unique recipes for lemonade on Pinterest. 6. Cook […]

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African Library Project

African Library Project 5 Thistle St, Portola Valley, CA 94028 Contact: Chris Bradshaw, Founder/President info@africanlibraryproject.org 650 851 3640 The African Library Project changes lives book by book by starting libraries in rural Africa. Our grassroots approach mobilizes U.S. volunteers, young and old, to organize book drives and ship books to a partner library in Africa. Our method makes a concrete and personal difference for children and youth on both continents. As your bar mitzvah, bat mitzvah project, or community service project, help start a library in Africa by organizing your own book drive. Schools, Scouts, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, college […]

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Jewish Parenting 101 Borrows Lessons from this Rite of Passage

  Parents beware! Your ‘baby’ is turning 13 in the next year; He or she will soon be participating in the Jewish community’s coming of age ritual. What’s an overly-involved parent to do? Well, The Mitzvah Bowl co-founders, Valerie Franklin & Cheryl Friedenberg, want you to know this is the perfect opportunity to take a step back.   A Mitzvah project allows your child to help find their voice, learn more about their likes and dislikes, and, yes ….give them greater independence! It starts with having your child choose a mitzvah project, which will keep them energized, excited and interested. […]

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Blind Golfer uses a Guide Dog trained in Hebrew

Zohar Sharon was a 26 year-old Israeli soldier when a chemical bomb that he was defusing blew up in his face. He has an amazing story, but the most impressive thing is that this man did not let blindness define him. With the help of his guide dog Venus and his caddy Shimshon, Zohar is the reigning World Champion Blind Golfer – a title that he has earned three times in a row! This is the type of person you are helping when you support the Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind. We are a small group of very […]

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