Aidan Schenck wrote -
In honor of my Bar Mitzvah, I've decided to raise money for an organization that combines my growing connection to Israel with my desire to help children who have life-threatening illnesses and my passion for baseball. With the help of my Rabbi, I found the perfect organization...Save A Child's Heart (SACH). SACH is an Israeli-based international humanitarian organization whose mission is to provide life-saving cardiac surgery for children from developing countries.
For my Bar Mitzvah I am learning about the Jewish obligation of Pikuach Nefesh, or saving a life, and that is what SACH is all about. By helping sick children, regardless of nationality, religion, color, gender, or financial situation, Save a Child's Heart is helping to save lives and make this a better world.
If you want to learn more please go here:
It costs $1,000 to fly a sick child to Israel for the surgery; $2,500 pays for the housing and food while they are in Israel; and $6,500 will pay for the hospital costs. Through gifts and fundraising, my goal is to collect a minimum of $2500.
I am on a club baseball team called DStar and for the spring league this season I am making a pledge to contribute my own money based on the following criteria:
Single - $1
Double - $2
Triple - $3
Homerun - $4
RBI - $1
Play in the field = $1
If you would like to join me with this goal please email me at Schenckbarmitzvah@gmail.com and we will send you an update and a final record and keep track for you.
OTHERWISE if you can please donate $5 or $10 to this charity in honor of my bar mitzvah and help me reach my goal.
The money that I collect will be used to save children's lives. I will have the opportunity to correspond with the family who we help and to keep in touch with the child whose life we save.
Thanks for being a part of this wonderful project with me.