May 2009


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Bringing Kindness to Communities One Teen at a Time May 2009

A Kindness a Day


Wednesday – May 6, 2009 




Do someone a favor without expecting one in return. 


“Be like servants who serve their masters not for the sake of receiving reward” (Ethics of the Fathers 1:3)




From Allocating to Volunteering: TPI 2009 

TPI: Mid-AtlanticThe Teen Philanthropy Institute (TPI) 2009 is rapidly coming to a close.  In its second program year TPI had two cohorts.  TPI: Mid-Atlantic, the group of returning participants, chose to focus on allocating funds to organizations in Israel.  TPI: Bergen, new participants to the program, allocated funds to Bergen County based organizations.  Both cohorts learned about the allocation process and grant making procedures, as well as the significant impact their funding will make on the selected organizations.  A total of $18,000 was allocated to the six organizations listed below.

Congratulations to the TPI funded organizations!
A Package From Home – Jerusalem, Israel
Music For All Seasons – Scotch Plains, NJTPI: Bergen
On Sunday, May 3rd TPI: Bergen volunteered at Bright Side Manor, an assisted living facility for senior citizens in Teaneck, NJ.  Thank you to Erika Dankovits for helping us coordinate this effort.  See TPI: Bergen in action, check out the photo gallery!
The TPI 2009 Banquet will be taking place on Sunday May 17th.  For more information, or if you would like to attend, please contact Daniel Rothner at (201) 244-6702 or



Bandages of Hope 

Bandages of Hope

Shira Kitay, a 13 year old student at the Martin J. Gottlieb Day School in Jacksonville, FL is ready to make a difference!
This year for her Bat Mitzvah project she has decided to create Bandages of Hope, a contest aimed at getting young people involved in the creative process of band-aid making.  Children and teens are encouraged to enter the contest by submitting their best idea for a creative band-aid (click here for official rules).  The winning band-aid design will be produced and distributed to children and doctors at Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, FL and Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, Israel.
For more information about the contest or Bandages of Hope, please contact or (201) 244-6702.




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