Jolie Goldberg from Munster, Indiana will be celebrating her Bat Mitzvah in May, 2012 and has already started on her creative Mitzvah Project that she is calling, Pop Top Bracelets.
We spoke with her to learn more about her project:
MM: Can you give us details of your Mitzvah Project?
JG: For my Mitzvah Project, I am making Pop Top bracelets. They are made with ribbons and lanyards in all types of colors and patterns. They can also be made into school or team colors. All boys and girls love them because they are great ways to recycle and are a huge fashion statement. My sister helps me make them to get the process done quicker.
MM: Which charity is benefitting from your project?
JG: Susan G. Komen for the Cure. It is for breast cancer research and they can be contacted at 1-877-465-6636.
MM: Why did you decide to take on this particular project?
JG: I decided to do this charity because my Grandma died of breast cancer a couple of years ago. She was a brave fighter for 10 years and I admire her for that.
MM: In your own words, what does it mean to you to do a Mitzvah Project for your Bar/Bat Mitzvah?
JG: I think the whole reason we have a Bat Mitzvah is to become a Jewish adult. And with being an adult comes responsibilities such as giving back. But giving back should be fun, and mean something to you. That is why I chose this because of my beloved Grandma passing away, and I learned how to make these bracelets at camp, which is something I love.
MM: How are you getting tabs to make these bracelets?
JG: Because my family doesn’t drink much pop and each bracelet is made up of many tabs, I am asking synagogues, businesses, offices, schools, and friends for tabs. I am putting up signs at the places I am asking for tabs. Also, I just tell my friends and they spread the word. Each bracelet costs $5.00.
MM: If readers would like to send you pop tabs or buy bracelets, how do they get in touch with you?
JG: They can email me at email@example.com and/or send pop tabs to my Dad’s office:
Dr. Cary Goldberg
The Center for Dental Excellence
19615 Governors Highway
Flossmoor, Illinois 60422
Please be sure to write my name on the envelope so my Dad knows it is for me!
We want to thank Jolie for sharing her creative Mitzvah Project with our readers!