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Jacob's Sneaker Drive

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Goal Updated Due to Great Response!
October 05, 2016

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THE STORY:

 

Hi!

My name is Jacob Coburn. I am a 13 year old boy who is having his Bar Mitzvah on October 1, 2016. An important part of becoming a Bar Mitzvah is developing the responsibilities of a community-minded adult, one who gives back to others who are less fortunate.

Over the last couple of years, I've developed a passion for learning about and collecting sneakers. With my Bar Mitzvah drawing near, having collected so many shoes has made me realize how fortunate I am to be able to buy and wear new, nice shoes. What I've also realized is that there are children my age who's families can't even afford one pair of shoes. As a result, I've decided to come up with a Mitzvah project to help kids in need who can not afford shoes. My idea is to raise money to buy new shoes and donate them to different groups of children in need. The reason I have decided to donate new shoes is because I believe there is a thrill in putting on a new pair of shoes, it makes you feel happy and confident, and self-confidence is something that many of these kids are lacking.

With the help of my friend Che'keita Jones, founder of Kicks4Kids, the first group of shoe recipients will be teenage boys at the Methodist Children's Home in Redford, Michigan. My goal is to start by donating two quality pairs of new shoes to each of the residents living in the home during the 2016 Holiday Season. It is estimated that at that time there will be between 40 and 60 boys living in this shelter. Prior to making my shoe donation, we will acquire each of the boys' correct shoe sizes to make sure that they receive shoes that are a proper fit.  I will be working with Che'keita during November and December to coordinate the shoe acquisition and delivery in hopes of making a meaningful contribution during the holiday season. 

Following my first donation to the boys Methodist Home in Redford, I plan to continue my efforts of donating new shoes to other groups of kids in need.  

My plan is to donate a portion of the money I receive as gifts for my Bar Mitzvah to this important cause. Please help me accomplish my goal by making a donation today. No matter how big or small, every dollar counts! Thank you for your generosity!

- Jacob Coburn

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$10,586

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jacob Coburn

    $500

  • Oliver

    $50

  • Berger family

     

  • Nikki and Mike Raimi

     

  • Star Trax

    $250

  • The Salesins

    $100

  • Jason, Michelle, Sydni, Rylie and Taylor Rosenfeld

    $200

  • Max and logan

    $36

  • Barbara Coburn

    $500

  • Amy and Craig Edelheit

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Barbara and Raymond Horenstein

    $250

  • Susan, Hero, Indiana & Andy Shapack

    $250

  • Ronna and Kenny Whiteman and Family

    $18

  • Guettler family

     

  • David Rubin

    $50

  • Cillia Kleiman

    $18

  • jason zimmerman

     

  • Chase Zaidan

    $50

  • The Oleshanskys

     

  • Leemor and Jeff Rotberg

     

  • Lauren Levitt

    $150

  • Rasheed Lee

    $50

  • Ms. Klein

    $18

  • Eddie A

    $50

  • Jarjosa Family

     

  • The Truscott Family

     

  • Kelly and David Victor

    $118

  • Phil Norville

    $50

  • Emelia Brissette

    $100

  • The Levin Family

     

  • Helen Levy

     

  • Angelo Nunez

    $25

  • theo

    $25

  • DeMuth Family

    $250

  • Mom and Dad

    $2,500

  • Dave, Julie, Jake and Blair Chernow

    $118

  • The Pritchard Family

    $50

  • The Raznicks

    $50

  • The Stone Family

     

  • The Finsilvers

     

  • Marla Feldman and Mike Jacobson

    $100

  • Adam and Lauren Cohen

     

  • Elizabeth Joelson

    $100

  • The Haidle Family

    $100

  • Michelson

    $100

  • Franklin tennis pros

    $50

  • The Knapke Girls

    $250

  • Kate Moran

     

  • Morse Family

    $250

  • Washer Family

    $150

  • Jacob Coburn

     

  • Brett Mountain Photography

     

  • Rabbi Jason Miller

     

  • Grant Fleischer

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Isaiah Rubin & Talia Rubin

    $100

  • Chance & Amanda Richie

     

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71% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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Fundraiser Title

jacob coburn

Amount Raised

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71% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Chance & Amanda Richie

Chance & Amanda Richie

Jacob, saw your photo on your mom's FB feed. Good job! :) 1 year ago

Isaiah Rubin & Talia Rubin

Isaiah Rubin & Talia Rubin

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Grant Fleischer

Grant Fleischer

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Rabbi Jason Miller

Rabbi Jason Miller

In Honor of Jacob Coburn on the Occasion of His Becoming a Bar Mitzvah 2 years ago

Brett Mountain Photography

Brett Mountain Photography

Mazel Tov Jacob! 2 years ago

Jacob Coburn

Jacob Coburn

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE! WE DID IT! 2 years ago

Washer Family

Washer Family

DONATION: $150

2 years ago

Morse Family

Morse Family

DONATION: $250

Awesome job! Mazel Tov on your Bar Mitzvah. 2 years ago

Kate Moran

Kate Moran

2 years ago