Tag Archives: community service

Share your Stories

There are hundreds of organizations listed on www.themitzvahbowl.com. Many of you have had the honor to support one or several of our valued non-profits offering teen mitzvah project opportunities. We encourage you to share your stories with us. Send us a 3-4 paragraph description of your child’s mitzvah project with 2-3 high resolution photos and we may feature it on our blog. Email the information to us at info@themitzvahbowl.com, including the following: (parents only) -Your child’s name and last initial -Bar/bat mitzvah date -Description of why he/she chose this mitzvah project -What the mitzvah project entailed -Describe the takeaway from […]

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The U.S. Soccer Foundation

The U.S. Soccer Foundation 1211 Connecticut Ave NW Suite 500 Washington, District of Columbia 20036 Contact:  Shaina Ross, Programs Manager  (202) 872-6656  sross@ussoccerfoundation.org The mission of the U.S. Soccer Foundation is to enhance, assist and grow the sport of soccer in the United States, with a special emphasis on underserved communities. We view soccer as a powerful vehicle for social change. By supporting the development of places to play, places to grow and places to learn, our goal is to ensure that children in underserved communities have easy and affordable access to quality soccer programs that support their physical and […]

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Fusing Turkeys and Dreidels

Dreidels and turkeys?  Menorahs and cornucopias? Latkes and sweet potato pie? What’s happening this year? On November 28, 2013, Hannukah and Thanksgiving coincide.  That’s the perfect opportunity to merge the concepts of giving, appreciating and celebrating!  Can you think of 8 opportunities to share with your community where you get to make miracles happen and give thanks? Here are just a few ideas but we would love to hear your suggestions too!  Send them to:  Info@themitzvahbowl.com. 1.  Enjoy playing games? Go to a senior facility and organize a dreidel game with chocolate gelt.  It will be a sweet treat for […]

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One Warm Coat

One Warm Coat 2443 Fillmore St, #380-5363 San Francisco, California 94115-1814 Contact: Patti Zappa, Director of Development and Communications, (877) 663-927, patti@onewarmcoat.org One Warm Coat’s mission is simple: Collect warm coats and give them to those in need, free of charge. We dream of a day when every person who wants or needs a warm coat can get one easily. Toward that goal, we work to develop and nurture the volunteer spirit in caring people everywhere and to make it easy to provide warm coats  for those in need in local communities. One Warm Coat is a national nonprofit organization, committed to providing a free, […]

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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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PeacePlayers International

PeacePlayers International 1200 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Suite 875 Washington, D.C. 20036 Contact: Adam Hirsch ahirsch@peaceplayersintl.org 202-408-5111 PeacePlayers International uses the game of basketball to unite, educate and inspire young people in divided communities, based on the premise that children who play together can learn how to live together. (PPI’s affiliate in Israel and the West Bank, PeacePlayers International- Middle East, promotes peaceful coexistence among Arab and Jewish young people in the region and provides positive extracurricular outlets for those from disadvantaged communities.) Children who play together can learn to live together. That’s the idea behind PeacePlayers International, a nonprofit organization that uses basketball […]

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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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This League Delivers A Happy Pesach

Jews around the city and all over the world will gather with family and friends in the coming weeks to recall their ancestors’ exodus from Egypt and the beginning of their journey to freedom in the land of Israel on Passover. Not all Jews are readily able to participate in the Passover holiday, in steps the Passover League of Philadelphia. The Passover League, a non profit charitable organization founded in 1933. The mission of The Passover League is to raise funds to help needy individuals and families celebrate the Passover holiday. Seders, funded by The Passover League are conducted at […]

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Saving Children’s Hearts

In the fall of 2010, Lucy Sullivan traveled to Israel and took on a role as Full Time Volunteer for Save a Child’s Heart (SACH), a humanitarian aid organization based in Israel, dedicated to providing cardiac care for children from developing countries. Lucy lived in the SACH house in Azur, just outside of Tel Aviv, and spent each day working with children from all across the world. While living in the house Lucy assisted the mothers and children, from hospital trips, teaching English, completing puzzles and taking endless amounts of silly pictures. Lucy became wholly involved in the difficult and […]

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Hats for Homes

Julie Baldassano, a sophomore at Upper Dublin, has always had a passion for volunteering to save animals. A dedicated vegetarian and animal rights activist for many years, she recently realized how she could make a real difference. Julie created the Hats for Homes fundraiser to give abandoned Golden Retrievers a loving home this holiday season! Ever since, she has been hard at work hand knitting comfortable, colorful hats (with pom-poms!) for everyone willing to donate 10 dollars or more to the cause. All of the profits raised will benefit the Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue. Hats for Homes has already […]

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