Mitzvah Project Ideas

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Organization
Bright Side Manor 
Address
300 Teaneck Road 
City
Teaneck 
State/Country
NJ 
Zip
07666 
Website
www.brightsidemanor.org 
Contact Person
Joanne C. O'Neill 
Title
Community Resource & Recreation Director 
Phone
(201) 692-1000 
Fax
(201) 692-0293 
Email
info@brightsidemanor.org 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:
Bright Side Manor is a non-profit assisted living facility that serves older adults of low and moderate income.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
We'll welcome just about anything the students can think of!

Organization
Camp for All Kids 
Address
PO Box 50194 
City
St. Louis 
State/Country
MO 
Zip
63105 
Website
www.campforallkids.org 
Contact Person
Karen Handelman 
Phone
(314) 910-8595 
Email
office@campforallkids.org 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:

Do you start counting the days until camp starts at Chanukah? We do. And we think that ALL kids ought to be able to have all those wonderful experiences we look forward to each year. Camp for All Kids sends children of color from underserved communities to traditional four-week summer camps. What makes us unique is that we promise our campers the ability to go back summer after summer - just like you do! After all, the best part of camp is seeing old friends isn't it?

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

We can help kids with all sorts of imaginative fundraising campaigns. We have lots of materials to send to people, can work with you on a "Shop for Camp" project and help you explain these ideas to other people.

Organization
Camp Kesem National 
Address
P.O. Box 1113 
City
Lafayette 
State/Country
CA 
Zip
94549 
Website
www.campkesem.org 
Contact Person
Marty Shamon 
Title
Program Director 
Phone
(925) 550-5690 
Fax
(925) 550-5698 
Email
marty@campkesem.org 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:

Camp Kesem is a college student run summer camp for kids with a parent who has (or has had) cancer.á Our one-week sleep away camps are a chance for kids and teens to have a fun-filled week and just be kids.á Everything we do at camp Kesem focuses on our goal of giving campers the most fun week possible, while providing the extra support and attention they need.á Please visit our site to find our camp locations.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
Volunteer opportunities include helping to raise funds for individual camp programs, participating in camper recruitment efforts at your school, and helping to acquire donated supplies for camp (i.e. arts and crafts supplies and sports equipment).

Organization
Camp Sunshine 
Address
35 Acadia Road 
City
Casco 
State/Country
ME 
Zip
04062 
Website
www.campsunshine.org 
Contact Person
Ashley Riley 
Title
Events Coordinator 
Phone
207-655-3800 
Fax
207-655-3825 
Email
caswell@campsunshine.org 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:
A retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
Fundraising and wish list item donations.

Organization
Canine Companions for Independence 
Address
286 Middle Island Road 
City
Medford 
State/Country
NY 
Zip
11763 
Website
www.cci.org/northeast 
Contact Person
Debra MacKenzie 
Title
Director of Development 
Phone
(631) 561-0207 
Fax
(631) 561-0232 
Email
dmackenzie@cci.org 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:
Canine Companions for Independence is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. CCI breeds, raises, and trains dogs to become assistance dogs. They also teach the adults and children who enter the program how to apply the skills of their assistance dogs to best meet their individual needs. Finally, CCI provides ongoing follow-up services to ensure that each graduate team enjoys an effective partnership into the future.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
With adult supervision: Puppy Raising - Raising an 8 week old potential Canine Companion until it is approximately 15 months old.

Organization
Care for Israel - Afikim 
Address
5308 13th Avenue, Suite 102 
City
Brooklyn 
State/Country
NY 
Zip
11219 
Website
www.careforisrael.org 
Contact Person
Renatt Brodsky 
Title
Project Director 
Email
info@careforisrael.org 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:

Afikim is a network of afternoon centers for Israeli children-at-risk and their families. Afikim offers both short and long-term enrichment programs that give new hope and opportunity to impoverished families. By focusing on the entire family unit, Afikim aims to empower both the children and parents with the skills and motivation to extricate them from the cycle of poverty.

Children-at-risk attend the Afikim afternoon centers four afternoons a week, for six continuous years between third and eighth grades. These children benefit from academic assistance, enrichment activities and value-oriented education in a warm, nurturing environment. Simultaneously, their parents attend the Parental Empowerment Center where they participate in workshops on effective parenting and communication, home and budget management and vocational training. The progress of each child and family is closely monitored to ensure their success.

The parents' integration into the Afikim centers strengthens the family unit by providing emotional and financial stability. This innovative, multi-faceted approach helps needy Israeli families escape the cycle of poverty, reintegrate into Israeli society, and hope for a brighter future.

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

Care for Israel - Afikim provides new opportunities for disadvantaged children in Israel...and so can you!

Please visit our "Kids Helping Kids Network" page for exciting ideas and past projects for Bar/Bat Mitzvahs! www.careforisrael.org/khknetwork
Please email zev@careforisrael.org for more information.



Volunteering at any of the three centers - in Jerusalem, Kiryat Shmona, or Kiryat Malachi, will be a great experience for the volunteers and an unforgettable one for the children. Opportunities include, but are not exclusive to: serving nutritious meals, involvement in educational projects or recreational activities, presenting the children with gifts, or just speaking and mingling with them. Any such activity will make them happy and they just love visitors who show that they CARE FOR ISRAEL!
Please emailávolunteer@careforisrael.org for more information.

Organization
Carmei Ha'ir 
Address
4 Shamgar St 
City
Jerusalem 
Zip
91060 
Website
www.carmeihair.org.il 
Contact Person
Shoshanna Jaskoll 
Phone
02 500 4222 
Fax
02 500 4220 
Email
shoshanna@carmeihair.org.il 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:

Carmei Ha'Ir stands out from other charities in its dedication to preserving the dignity of the client while providing basic needs. At Carmei Ha'Ir's open restaurant there are no lines to wait on and no plastic utensils are given out. The sandwiches provided to hundreds of school children are slipped into their bags during recess so no one sees them receive the charity. In this way, our clients' self esteem is preserved, giving them a greater chance at rehabilitation.
 
Our goal is to take the shame from receiving charity and prevent the client from losing their self esteem as they take what they need to get past this difficult time. Our success is evident in the change in demeanor, dress and attitude of our clients as well as those who return to volunteer at our restaurant once they no longer need us and have reestablished themselves. Principals and social workers report on the improvement in the school performance and confidence of the children who receive our lunches.
 
Our clients pick out new clothing to their tastes and size as well as food items bought with a gift card given by Carmei. All these are steps towards our client's better future.

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

Every 70 cents donated provides a schoolchild with lunch.  A Bar/Bat Mitzvah can dedicate a sum towards this program.  In addition, Carmei often provides a celebration for those who cannot afford to make one.  Sponsoring another child's Bar/Bat Mitzvah is a beautiful way to celebrate your own.  If you are in Israel, you can come and volunteer at the restaurant and be a part of this great mitzvah firsthand! 

We have placecards for sale at our store: https://montage.altserver.com/~hostov/secure/carmei/index.php

To volunteer, contact Aviva at office@carmeihair.org.il.

Organization
Cell Phones For Soldiers 
Address
2555 Bishop Circle West 
City
Dexter 
State/Country
MI 
Zip
48130 
Website
www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com 
Contact Person
Erin McCloskey 
Title
Program Director and Program Specialist 
Phone
336-207-5222 
Fax
(734) 205-2312 
Email
cellphonesforsoldiers@recellular.com 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:

Cell Phones for Soldiers was founded by teenagers Robbie & Brittany Berquist from Norwell, MA, with $21 of their own money.  Since then, the registered 501c3 non-profit organization has raised over $1 million in donations and distributed more than 400,000 prepaid calling cards to soldiers serving overseas.

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

We can assist in a used cell phone donation drive, setting up a location to be an official drop off location and provide donation receipts or correspondence regarding individual efforts on behalf of Cell Phones for Soldiers.

Organization
Center for Food Action 
Address
192 West Demarest Avenue 
City
Englewoood 
State/Country
NJ 
Zip
08631 
Website
www.cfanj.org 
Contact Person
Jennifer Rothman 
Title
Director of Communications 
Phone
(201) 569-1804 x28 
Email
jrothman@cfanj.org 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:

The Center for Food Action in New Jersey The Center for Food Action (CFA) has as its mission, "preventing hunger and homelessness and improving the lives of individuals and families living in poverty." To this end, CFA provides emergency food packages, rental and utility assistance, counseling, advocacy and other essential services to those in need living in northern New Jersey.

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

Food Drives for emergency food programs, including our Weekend Snack Pack Program which provides healthy weekend food to low income children at risk of hunger.

Organization
Chabad Chayil - Highland Lakes Jewish Center 
Address
2601 NE 211 Terrace 
City
North Miami Beach 
State/Country
FL 
Zip
33180 
Website
www.ChabadChayil.org/volunteer 
Contact Person
Rabbi Moishe Kievman 
Title
Director 
Phone
(305) 770-1919 
Fax
(305) 359-5126 
Email
office@ChabadChayil.org 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:

Chabad Chayil is located in the Highland Lakes section of North Miami Beach. We have a full time after-school program, synagogue and many Chesed programs. You can learn more at HebrewSchool.info, myFamilyShul.com or ChabadChayil.org

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

We have volunteer opportunities in many different areas. Call (305) 770-1919 or visit www.ChabadChayil.org/volunteer for options.

Organization
Chai Lifeline 
Address
151 W 30th Street 
City
New York 
State/Country
NY 
Zip
10001 
Website
www.gomitzvah.org 
Contact Person
Rabbi Yoel Margolese 
Title
Go Mitzvah Coordinator 
Phone
888-4-A-MITZVAH (426-4898) 
Fax
212-465-0949 
Email
info@gomitzvah.org 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:

Chai Lifeline is the international children's health support organization that provides crucial emotional, social, and financial assistance to seriously ill children, their families, and communities.
Chai Lifeline's two-dozen, free, year-round programs and services bring joy and hope to childrenĺs lives and allow each member of the family to cope with the crises and daily challenges of pediatric illnesses. Among Chai Lifeline's diverse offerings are art therapy, counseling, family retreats, recreational and social programming, crisis intervention, sibling programs, insurance support, family days and holiday parties, and, of course, Camp Simcha and Camp Simcha Special, incredible overnight summer experiences designed to meet the medical and social needs of children with life-threatening and lifelong illnesses. Chai Lifeline is an acclaimed leader in pioneering new solutions to the challenges facing sick children and their families.
 
For more information on Chai Lifeline's programs and services, visit the Chai Lifeline website at www.chailifeline.org.  

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

Go Mitzvah! is Chai Lifeline's exciting bnai mitzvah program that lets you sponsor summer programs and activities for very sick children and teenagers. As a Go Mitzvah! participant, you can get events at Camp Simcha and Camp Simcha Special NAMED IN YOUR HONOR.
Go Mitzvah! representatives will work directly with you to create your own program, a-thon, activity, or whatever to help transform your Bar/Bat Mitzvah into a truly special and meaningful occasion! Whether it's swimming, pitching, painting, walking, smiling or hopping... Go Mitzvah will make your miztvah project easy, fun and meaningful!

Organization
Children of Promise, NYC 
Address
54 MacDonough Street 
City
Brooklyn 
State/Country
NY 
Zip
11216 
Website
www.cpnyc.org 
Contact Person
LaToya Williams-Belfort 
Title
VP of Fundraising and Operations 
Phone
(718) 483-9290 
Fax
(718) 483-9287 
Email
lwilliams@cpnyc.org 
 

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

 
 

Description of Organization:

Children of Promise, NYC (CPNYC) is a community based, non-profit organization, in Bedford-Stuyvesant (Bed Stuy), Brooklyn, whose mission is to embrace the children of incarcerated parents and empower them to break the cycle of intergenerational involvement in the criminal justice system. CPNYC provides a unique integrated service model, year-round, to meet the distinctive needs of children with incarcerated parents. The organization currently provides comprehensive academic enrichment, mentoring and mental health services in an after-school and summer day camp setting. The agency is the only after-school program and summer day camp, in New York City, designed specifically to meet the needs, interests and concerns of children left behind by parental incarceration. CPNYC understands that the cycle of intergenerational involvement in the criminal justice system can be broken if social, economic and educational inequities are addressed. The work of the agency begins with the de-stigmatization of parental incarceration, creating an authentic and open environment that is tailored specifically to the needs of our children. The organization recognizes that the strength and resilience of our young people is best measured through their growing belief in the possibilities of their own promise.

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

The Volunteer Opportunities that Children of Promise, NYC offers includes one-on-one reading with our young people, helping out in our classrooms, and assisting with ongoing projects. Children of Promise can tailor specific opportunities based on the interest of those who are volunteering. We have mostly week day volunteer opportunities as we are an after school program that runs from 3:30-6:30pm Monday through Friday.