Jacob and Zachary Robinson of Florida turned 13 years old in January, 2013.
On March 14, 2013 they celebrated their B’nai Mitzvah in Israel and will be celebrating with a party in Tampa, Florida at the end of April.
After the tragic Sandy Hook shootings, the boys read about an initiative launched by broadcast journalist Ann Curry. Using her extensive Twitter following and Facebook, she suggested Americans perform 26 random acts of kindness to honor each one of the victims.
The twins decided to do their own version of 26 Acts of Kindness for their B’nai Mitzvah project. They recently completed 26 separate acts of kindness in memory and in honor of the 26 victims of Sandy Hook.
We thought this was such a terrific idea and are excited to share this project with our readers. We hope this idea inspires others to do the same!
Pictured above (L-R): Jacob and Zachary in Israel for their B’nai Mitzvah
Here are just a few of the amazing Act of Kindness these boys have done so far. Read about all 26 here.
ACT #2 – In honor of Charlotte Bacon, 6 years old, Jacob and Zachary handed out 26 water bottles to police officers, walkers, and runners on Bayshore Blvd.
ACT #7 – In honor of Dylan Hockley, 6, the boys brought some requested snacks, peanut butter and crackers, into Metropolitan Ministries’ aftercare program. They talked with the kids and even played a card game with one of the younger children.
ACT #11 – In honor of 6 year old Jesse Lewis, Jacob and Zachary made vegetable lasagna and delivered it to a Tampa Firehouse.
ACT #12 – In honor of 6 year old James Mattioli, Jacob and Zachary’s Aunt Donna sent 26 cake pops and the boys distributed them to faculty at Williams’ Middle Magnet for making their school “awesome.”
ACT #13 – On a rainy Thursday afternoon, Jacob and Zachary sat on a couch in a living-room setting at Weinberg Village assisted-living facility, reading to the residents from “Chicken Soup for the Soul.” This was Act No. 13, in honor of 29 year-old Rachel Davino, a behavioral therapist gunned down at the school.
ACT#23 – Jake and Zach played with kids in aftercare at their old JCC preschool in honor of 6 year old Jack Pinto.
ACT #24 – The boys left a gift card in a random cart at a local Publix Supermarket to help a shopper with his groceries, in memory of 6 year old Allison Wyatt.
ACT #26 – Jacob and Zachary played with rescued dogs at the Humane Society in honor of 6 year old Benjamin Wheeler.
We thank the Robinsons for allowing us to share this great idea with our readers. To learn more about this family, check out the Website their Mom created at www.familyrob.us. After finishing the 26th act, the boys say they don’t want it to mean the end of doing random acts of kindness!