Seri Roth and Arielle Joselson are high school students already making a difference in the world!
Meeting as freshmen in high school, they realized they shared a common interest to seek a cure for pediatric cancer. They decided to create a charity that everyone could be a part of and they made their dream a reality by co-founding the charity, “A Dollar Campaign.” All they ask of donors is for one dollar so everyone can be a part of finding the cure.
Pictured L-R: Seri Roth and Arielle Joselson
We got the chance to ask them a few questions and learn more about this Mitzvah Project.
MM: Can you give us details of your Mitzvah Project?
SR: Very early on in my life, I knew that I wanted to make a difference in the world. I would always hear my friends say “when I grow up I’m going to do this.” This frustrated me. I didn’t want to wait until I was a “grown-up.” I wanted to make a difference now! I didn’t want my age to stop me from doing amazing things in the world. When I was a freshmen in high school I met my soon-to-be best friend, Arielle Joselson. We realized we shared a common interest to seek a cure for pediatric cancer. Our hope is also to inspire others to make a difference, and to create a chain reaction of giving.
MM: Why did you decide to take on this particular project?
SR/AJ: Every four hours a child dies from cancer. There is nothing worse than a parent losing a child. At A Dollar Campaign, we believe that no child should ever have their life taken away from them due to cancer. Cancer is one of those things that you can’t control. Parents do not want to believe that it could happen to their child, when in fact it could happen to anyone at any time. Take action. Every dollar makes a difference. Join us. Together, let’s find a cure for pediatric cancer.
MM: In your own words, what does it mean to you to do a Mitzvah Project for your Bat Mitzvah?
SR/AJ: To us, a Mitzvah Project means that you have now reached an age that you can truly understand the meaning of giving back and what a Mitzvah truly is all about. We believe that a Mitzvah Project doesn’t end after your Bat Mitzvah is over, but is a message that travels with you for the rest of your life.
MM: What are you doing to spread the word?
SR/AJ: To get the word out we are using our Website: www.Adollarcampaign.org and through social media, events, and fundraising.
MM: For how long can people donate to this charity?
MM: Anything else we need to know about your Mitzvah Project?
SR/AJ: No matter what age, no matter what the circumstances, everyone can make a difference. We never turn away a person who wants to help. We offer many volunteer opportunities that you can even do from your own home!
Wow! You girls are amazing. Thank you for sharing your Mitzvah Project with our readers. I know you have inspired others.