Mitzvah Project Ideas

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Organization
Pedals for Progress 
Address
P O Box 312 
City
High Bridge 
State/Country
NJ 
Zip
08829 
Website
www.p4p.org 
Contact Person
Lori Smith 
Title
Office Manager 
Phone
(908) 638-4811 
Fax
(908) 638-8893 
Email
lori@p4p.org 
 

Students can incorporate the organization into any of the following aspects of their Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration.

 
 

Description of Organization:
Pedals for Progress is a New Jersey based non-profit organization that collects and saves from landfills, used bicycles, and ships them to 3rd world countries. The bicycles allow a non-polluting economic benefit for getting to schools, work, and medical facilities.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
Hold a Spring or Fall bicycle collection in New Jersey or nearby PA, NY or CT. (but not in New York City itself). The sponsor is responsible for distributing the fliers that we make - and notifying all local newspapers of the event. The actual collection is a 3 hour time slot and requires 6-8 other volunteers to process the bikes for shipping (take pedals off and lower and tighter seats and handlebars). We ask for a minimum cash donation of $10 with each bike. Tax receipts are provided. A P4P person and a truck will come to the collection.

Organization
Pediatric Cancer Foundation 
Address
PO Box 785 
City
Mamaroneck 
State/Country
NY 
Zip
10543 
Website
www.pcfweb.org 
Contact Person
Nancy Joselson 
Title
Administrative Director 
Phone
(914) 777-3127 
Email
info@pcfweb.org 
 

Students can incorporate the organization into any of the following aspects of their Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration.

 
 

Description of Organization:

Pediatric Cancer Foundation's mission is to find a cure for childhood cancer. Founded in 1970, this non-profit charity raises money for research, state of the art equipment/instruments and parent/patient care for world renowned doctors at the hospitals PCF supports. These hospitals include: •New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital •Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center •Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at NYU Langone Medical Center •The Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York •Maria Fareri Children's Hospital at Westchester Medical Center PCF receives no funding from the government. PCF receives no funding from pharmaceutical companies. Since 1970, nearly 90% of every dollar supports our mission to eradicate children's cancer. No child and their family should have to suffer the horror, pain and despair of pediatric cancer. The eradication of this devastating disease depends on groups such as PCF and the generosity of people like you. Please join us as we ...hold the hand of a child.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:

Bar and Bat Mitvah students seeking a very special mitzvah project are invited to take part in the Fourth Annual Strike Out Pediatric Cancer PCF Bowl-a-thon. The fundraising event, started in 2008 by student Eric Greenberg Goldy, is designed to raise awareness among young people about childhood cancers and to raise funds for Pediatric Cancer Foundation. Bar/Bat Mitzvah students are welcome to work with Eric to create an "affiliate" bowl-a-thon in their home town as well as put together teams and solicit sponsorships for the Fourth Annual Strike Out Pediatric Cancer PCF Bowl-a-thon, that takes place on Sunday, November 13th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 624-630 W. 42nd Street (West Side Highway), in NYC. A website at www.pcfbowlathon.org helps participants register, build teams, and raise needed donations. The goal is to support the PCF's mission and to expand the event to Lucky Strike locations around the United States. To learn more about the event and how you can participate, visit: www.pcfbowlathon.org or email ericspcfbowlathon@gmail.com. Finally, watch Eric's Bnai Mitzvah Video Essay about the Annual Strike Out Pediatric Cancer Bowl-a-thon: http://www.areyvut.org/bnai_mitzvah/essay_contest/eric_greenberg_goldy/  

Organization
PERC 
Address
108 36th Street 
City
Union City 
State/Country
NJ 
Zip
07087 
Website
www.PERCshelter.org 
Contact Person
Tom Harrigan 
Title
Program Director 
Phone
(201) 348-8150 
Fax
(201) 348-0341 
Email
tom@percshelter.org 
 

Students can incorporate the organization into any of the following aspects of their Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration.

 
 

Description of Organization:
Palisades Emergency Residence Corporation (PERC) was founded on the principle that "with help there is hope." For over a quarter century, they have empowered thousands of men, women and children living in poverty, providing education, shelter, food, employment, and access to mainstream services.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
Bnai Mitzvah projects can include collecting food, clothing, school supplies or money for our families living in poverty.

Organization
Peres Center for Peace 
Address
2 Ha'Shalom Road, 4th Floor 
City
Tel-Aviv 
Zip
67292 
Website
www.peres-center.org 
Contact Person
Michal Rubin 
Title
International Relations Coordinator 
Phone
972-3-568-0645 
Fax
972-3-562-7265 
Email
m.rubin@peres-center.org 
 

Students can incorporate the organization into any of the following aspects of their Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration.

 
 

Description of Organization:
The Peres Center for Peace is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization founded in 1996 by President of Israel and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Mr. Shimon Peres, with the aim of furthering his vision in which people of the Middle East region work together in order to build a real and lasting peace. Our mission is to build an infrastructure of peace and reconciliation by and for the people of the Middle East that advances socio-economic cooperation and mutual understanding. Our activities are based on five main pillars: People-to-People Dialogue and Interaction, Capacity-Building through Cooperation, Nurturing a Culture of Peace in the Region's Youth, Business and Economic Cooperation, and Humanitarian Responses. Through extensive communication and interaction with Arab partners, the Peres Center has come to understand that sustainable peace and stability can only be developed in the Middle East region through the elevation of social and economic capacities. Accordingly, the peacebuilding activities of the Peres Center focus on common Arab-Israeli social, economic, developmental, cultural and educational interests, with an emphasis on nurturing Palestinian-Israeli relations. The Peres Center designs and facilitates tangible peacebuilding projects that address these interests, utilizing cross-border, regional and international partnerships to bring these initiatives to fruition.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:

Bnai Mitzvah can greatly contribute to our wide array of peacebuilding activities, by raising vital funds for our work in honor of their bar/bat mitzvot. In the past, our bnei mitzvah heroes have utilized our website, which offers the convenient option of on-line credit-card donations to our American Friends Association (a registered 501(C) 3 Charity) to raise much-needed contributions for our organization. Grateful for such initiatives, the Peres Center is pleased to provide Bnei-mitzvot with brochures on the Peres Center, videos, photographs and more to assist with these much appreciated fundraising efforts. Each Bnei Mitzvah receives a personal contact within the Peres Center with whom he or she may consult with along the way. This contact will also provide regular progress reports on funds collected and their utilization; additionally, custom-designed certificates will be provided for each donation. Bnei Mitzvah youth can either choose to donate funds to the Peres Center for Peace and have the organization allocate it to where it is most needed, or choose a specific field or project which they would like to support.
 
Fields in which we work include: Agriculture, Water & Environment, Business & Economics, Culture, Media & the Arts, Information Technology, Medicine & Health, Sports and more. For additional information on our wide array of peacebuilding programs, please visit our website at: www.peres-center.org  

Organization
Pitch In For Baseball 
Address
1541 Gehman Road 
City
Harleysville 
State/Country
PA 
Zip
19438 
Website
www.pifb.org 
Contact Person
Meredith Kim 
Title
Director of Development 
Phone
(267) 263-4069 
Fax
(267) 263-4086 
Email
meredithk@pifb.org 
 

Students can incorporate the organization into any of the following aspects of their Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration.

 
 

Description of Organization:
Founded in 2005, Pitch In For Baseball® (PIFB) is a registered 501(c)(3) not for profit organization that provides new and gently used baseball and softball equipment to boys and girls in the United States and around the world who want to play ball but lack the equipment to do so. PIFB helps reduce barriers to play and promotes youth development by providing equipment grants directly to leagues, schools, and organizations around the world to start, continue, and/or expand their youth baseball programs. Over the past 9 years, Pitch In For Baseball has donated more than $3.5 million worth of equipment to 250,000 under-resourced kids in nearly every state in the U.S. and 80 different countries.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
Approximately 90% of the equipment PIFB re-distributes comes from the efforts of motivated kids. Baseball fans can run a collection and/or fundraiser to support Pitch In For Baseball and help tens of thousands of kids each year play ball.

For more information on Mitzvah Projects, visit www.pifb.org/html/mitzvahproject.html.

Organization
Pony Power Therapies 
Address
1170 Ramapo Valley Road 
City
Mahwah 
State/Country
NJ 
Zip
07430 
Website
www.ponypowernj.org 
Contact Person
Jen Caffery 
Title
Volunteer Coordinator 
Phone
201-934-1001 
Fax
201-934-8891 
Email
jen@ponypowernj.org 
 

Students can incorporate the organization into any of the following aspects of their Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration.

 
 

Description of Organization:
Pony Power Therapies, Inc. was founded to provide equine assisted therapy to children and adults with autism, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, emotional disabilities, developmental delays, and multiple handicaps. Through a safe, nurturing environment, riders on horseback can gain more flexibility, balance and muscle strength. On the ground and in a group individuals can explore and develop unique relationships with the horse which can lead to increased confidence, patience and self-esteem and foster feelings of independence and pride

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
Minimum age is 14 for our therapeutic riding program -exceptions can be made at age 13 upon evaluation, for a candidate that has solid horse experince as an active rider and horse handler. Duties would include grooming and tacking our horses and assisting in the ring during lessons. All others 13 and under would have an opportunity to develop a fundraising campaign on behalf of Pony Power.

Organization
Project EZRAH 
Address
95 Cedar Lane, Suite 12 
City
Englewood 
State/Country
NJ 
Zip
07631 
Website
www.ezrah.org 
Contact Person
Susan Alpert 
Title
Director of Development 
Phone
(201) 569-9047 
Fax
(201) 569-0906 
Email
susan@ezrah.org 
 

Students can incorporate the organization into any of the following aspects of their Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration.

 
 

Description of Organization:
Project EZRAH provides critical support to families by helping alleviate the stress of unemployment with personalized job search assistance, financial support and counseling services. They offer a place for those who in the past had nowhere to turn to for help. They place job candidates in full time employment. Additionally, to help generate needed income on a daily basis, they identify part time and temporary work. This is a very crucial component to help people get back on their feet. They help candidates by addressing a range of needs. Their team includes mental health professionals who provide services on a pro-bono or reduced fee basis. This helps individuals and their families cope with the stress of financial insecurity. Additionally, they provide financial assistance and distribute thousands of dollars in scrip each month for food and other purchases.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
Project EZRAH can provide place cards and centerpieces, as well as invitations to be used in simchas.

Organization
Project Harmony Israel 
Address
318 W 100th St, Apt 6A 
City
New York 
Zip
10025 
Website
www.projectharmonyisrael.com 
Contact Person
Meg Sullivan 
Title
Co-Founder/Co-Director 
Phone
September-June only: 917-476-6296 
Email
meg@projectharmonyisrael.com 
 

Students can incorporate the organization into any of the following aspects of their Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration.

 
 

Description of Organization:

Project Harmony is a 4-week English language summer camp that aims to create a safe social space for Arab and Jewish children from Jerusalem to relate to one another in the most basic way--not as citizens of a politically tense state or members of a religious group, but as peers. In a system where divisions are pervasive, entrenched, and often self-imposed, change is necessarily long term. Project Harmony seeks to plant the seed of this long-term process: one that begins with children who, despite being born into a deeply divided society, are given the chance to imagine their community as one rooted in shared experience, intellectual freedom, and social awareness. This is our vision of peace.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:

B'nai Mitzvot may support Project Harmony Israel through fundraising however they like: bake sales, collecting donations from family and friends, etc. Funds will go to scholarships for underprivileged campers and camp materials like art supplies and food for lunches. See our website, www.projectharmonyisrael.com, for more information and links to our blog and pictures from past summers.

Organization
Project Literacy 
Address
355 Main Street 
City
Hackensack 
State/Country
NJ 
Zip
07631 
Website
www.project-literacy.org 
Contact Person
Scott Reddin 
Title
Executive Director 
Phone
(201) 489-7066 
Fax
(201) 968-9732 
Email
sreddin@project-literacy.org 
 

Students can incorporate the organization into any of the following aspects of their Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration.

 
 

Description of Organization:
We are an organization that promotes literacy. We deal with children and adults who are unable to read or have difficulty reading, writing and also with math. We also have ESL (english as a second language) programs.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:

* Book drives - We always need books to give to the students so that they can practice reading
 
* Helping out with gift wrapping at the local book stores
 
* Any type of fund raising
 
* Distributing posters for fund raising events

Organization
Project PAUL 
Address
211 Carr Ave 
City
Keansburg 
State/Country
NJ 
Zip
07734 
Website
www.projpaul.org 
Contact Person
Sal Cortale 
Title
Executive Director 
Phone
(732) 787-4887 
Fax
(732) 495-7072 
Email
propaul@aol.com 
 

Students can incorporate the organization into any of the following aspects of their Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration.

 
 

Description of Organization:
Project PAUL provides food, clothing and homelessness prevention services for the needy in the Bayshore area of Monmouth County for the last 28 years.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
Volunteers participate in preparing food bags for the needy as well as getting clothing ready in our thrift shop.

Organization
Project Sunshine 
Address
108 West 39th Street, Suite 725 
City
New York 
State/Country
NY 
Zip
10018 
Website
www.projectsunshine.org 
Contact Person
Caitlin Moses 
Title
Program Manager 
Phone
(212) 354-8035 
Fax
(212) 354-8052 
Email
Tara@projectsunshine.org 
 

Students can incorporate the organization into any of the following aspects of their Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration.

 
 

Description of Organization:
Project Sunshine is a nonprofit organization that provides free educational, recreational and social programs to children affected by medical challenges and their families. Project Sunshine sends volunteers to hospitals and medical facilities to provide arts and crafts, reading, tutoring, cooking, and special events. Our chapters throughout the United States, Canada, China, Israel and Kenya, organize 3,000 events for children and family members every year. In the past year, over 12,000 volunteers have participated in our programs in 150 medical facilities worldwide.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:

The Sunshine Celebrations program teaches children to give back to others while celebrating a special occasion or milestone in life. Many children participate in Sunshine Celebrations as a birthday party theme, as a Bar or Bat Mitzvah project, as part of a graduation party, or to help commemorate other special occasions. Sunshine Celebrations help teach children about the importance of caring for others and help promote a lifelong pattern of giving. Every child that participates in the Sunshine Celebrations program receives an award for his or her dedication to helping children in need.
 
Ways to get involved with Sunshine Celebrations:
 
* Make a monetary donation. Donate a portion of the party expenses to the children of Project Sunshine, or encourage guests to make a donation instead of, or in addition to, bringing gifts. A monetary gift helps fund important programs and services that benefit children and families living with medical challenges.
 
* Make Craft Kits or Surgi Dolls with your friends. Before or during your party you and your guests can bring sunshine to hospitalized children by making Craft Kits and Surgi Dolls. A Craft Kit is an activity bag that includes all of the necessary materials for a child to complete an entire activity on his or her own in a hospital bed or pediatric playroom. A Surgi Doll is a stuffed, blank doll that Child Life Specialists and Pediatric Social Workers use with the children for play therapy and for comfort during a medical procedure. By creating either of these items, you will be directly helping children have a happier day!
 
* Run a Book Drive or Toy Drive. Before your celebration, you can run a book drive or toy drive to collect books or toys to be distributed to hospitalized children. These items serve as a distraction from everyday hospital routines and will help put a smile on a child's face.
 
 
* Make Sunny-Gram cards with your guests at the party. A 'craft station' will be set up at your party, and throughout the event each guest can create a Sunny-Gram card to send to a hospitalized child. These cards are well wishes that let children know that someone is thinking of them and can quickly bring a smile to their day!

Organization
Prospect Park Alliance Volunteer Department 
Address
95 Prospect Park West 
City
Brooklyn 
State/Country
NY 
Zip
11215 
Website
www.prospectpark.org 
Contact Person
Jessica Jamhoury and Emerson Nunez 
Title
Project Coordinator 
Phone
718-287-3400 
Fax
(718) 965-6595 
Email
volunteers@prospectpark.org 
 

Students can incorporate the organization into any of the following aspects of their Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration.

 
 

Description of Organization:
The Prospect Park Alliance is the not for profit entity of Prospect Park. They offer many environmentally oriented volunteer opportunities, clerical, educational and history related projects.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
Children ages 11-13 can get involved with some of their environmental projects such as mulching, weeding and cleaning. They have additional projects appropriate for older children.