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Helping Hands With Rubber Bands Bat Mitzvah Project

Sixth-grader Kayla Distenfeld of Teaneck, New Jersey created the perfect Bat Mitzvah project called, “Helping Hands with Rubber Bands.”

Kayla first discovered her love for weaving after she got a loom for her birthday a few years ago. Though she was having trouble weaving with yarn, she figured out how to do it with rubber bands. Kayla then began creating rubber band headbands. This hobby is now benefiting Chai Lifeline, an organization that finds ways to bring joy to the lives of young sick patients and their families. through family centered programs, activities and services.

Pictured L-R: Mom Rachel with Kayla selling headbands at the Sinai School Boutique.

 

We asked Kayla a few questions about her Mitzvah Project:

MM: Does your project have a start and end date, and if so, what are they?
KD: I started at the beginning of the summer last year and I would like to continue until I reach my goal of $1,800. So far I have raised $900. By raising $1,800, I can fulfill a special wish of a sick child through the Dare2Dream program of Chai Lifeline.

MM: Can you give us details of your Mitzvah Project?
KD: 
I am making headbands out of the rubber bands used in rainbow looms, which was a thing a year ago. I sell each headband for $10. The proceeds go towards the Dare2Dream Program. I want to fulfill the wish of a sick child. I am determined to reach my goal by the end of September 2017, just in time for my Bat Mitzvah. 

MM: In your own words, what does it mean to you to do a Mitzvah Project for your Bat Mitzvah?
KD: 
I feel like a Bat Mitzvah project is a chance for girls to make a difference in the world as they become a fulfilled Jewish woman.

MM: How long can people donate to this charity?
KD: Until I reach my goal of $1,800 and I am half way there!

MM: What are you doing to spreading the word?
KD: I am selling my headbands at Carly’s Craze in Teaneck, New Jersey and I also sold them at the Sinai School Boutique. I am spreading the word on Facebook courtesy of my mother. 

For further information about Helping Hands With Rubber Bands Bat Mitzvah Project, please email headbandsbykayla@yahoo.com or private message Mom Rachel through Facebook.

We thank Kayla and her family for sharing her great Bat Mitzvah Project with our readers and wish her much success in reaching her goal!

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