We read about Macy Kerner in the St. Louis Jewish Light and got an opportunity to hear from this wonderful 7th grader about her Bat Mitzvah project. Macy loves the quote, “Throw kindness around like confetti,” and decided to use it as her Bat Mitzvah theme, and as a guide for her Bat Mitzvah project.
Macy chose to perform 10 random acts of kindness and hopes that others will be inspired to do acts of kindness as well.
We will also being featuring Macy’s Bat Mitzvah to show how she incorporated this quote into her theme.
Pictured: Macy with her golden doodle Comet. Macy made dog treats for many of the neighborhood dogs as one of her “10 random acts.”
We spoke to Macy to learn more:
MM: Can you give us details of your Mitzvah Project?
MK: Here are some of the “random acts of kindness” I performed:
1. Sent a surprise care package to my younger cousins in Orlando, FL. They were so excited when the package arrived they immediately called to thank me.
2. I decorated a large tree in my front yard with streamers and a metallic star garland with a sign that read: “I hope when you pass this tree it makes you smile. Have a great day!”
3. Gave some of my friends a candy bar with a note to “Have a sweet day.” It definitely made them smile.
4. Wrote a note to my fourth grade teacher, letting her know she made a big impact on my life.
5. Paid for the person’s drink in the car behind me at a Starbucks drive-thru.
6. Baked chocolate chip cookies for my four team teachers and my Spanish teacher.
7. Baked chocolate chip muffins for the women and their families at the Room at the Inn, a homeless shelter.
8. Made dog treats for many of the dogs in her neighborhood.
9. Compiled the recipes of my mom’s best friend, Brooke Hirsch, who passed away from a brain tumor, and made a special cookbook/photo album for her family. Brooke’s family was very touched.
10. Made a dinner for Angels’ Arms, a nurturing temporary group home for foster children dedicated to keeping brothers and sisters together until a forever home is found.
MM: Why did you decide to take on this particular project?
MK: I chose this project because it was something that I could do that affected my local community; neighbors, pets, friends and family…and it was something that I could do myself.
MM: In your own words, what does it mean to you to do a Mitzvah Project for your Bat Mitzvah?
MK: For me it means that I can make someone feel happy and special and appreciated because of what I did. To me, it is one of the greatest gifts I can give to make someone feel valued and important.
MM: Anything else we need to know about your Bat Mitzvah project?
MK: It affected both family, friends and pets. Most important it affected my family in such a positive way. In addition, “I learned that all the little acts matter, and can make a big difference,” said Macy. “These were easy acts that anyone can do. It’s so easy to be kind. I hope you will feel inspired to perform an act of kindness.”
We thank Macy and the Kerner family for sharing this great Project with our readers.