Lindsey Sklar from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, might look familiar because she’s one of our teen bloggers! When it came time for her to select a Mitzvah Project, it was easy….all she had to do was look at her own sister, Eva.
Eva was diagnosed at 6 weeks old with Ocular Albanism, a genetic birth defect that impairs her vision.
We thank her for sharing her Mitzvah Project with our readers.
Pictured L-R: Eva and Lindsey Sklar
MM: Why did you decide to take on this particular project?
LS: I chose this for my Mitzvah Project to raise money for The Noah Organization in honor of my sister Eva. The NOAH Organization stands for The National Organization for Albinism and Hypo-pigmentation. This organization supports research and development for children and families with Albanism and Ocular Albanism. This disease affects Eva’s eyesight and is a condition in which the eyes lack melanin pigment. Eva is highly functional in a regular classroom setting with special accommodations made for her including larger text textbooks and magnifying tools.
MM: Can you give us details of your Mitzvah Project?
LS: My family and I sold homemade chocolate chip cookies and lemonade on Saturday, September 21st in my hometown in Holland, Pennsylvania. With the help of generous family, friends and others who donated, I raised almost $900 towards a cause that is important to me! I was shocked at the amount of friends and family that came to support my family. I am so lucky to have so many caring people that took the time to stop by and donate. I also had many close friends stop by for cookies and lemonade including, Haley Schwartz, Amanda Hyman, Allison Reinhardt and Elizabeth Wolf. I am so happy I could do something to help others and it makes me feel so proud!
Eva’s best friend Abigail Levine brought her soccer team to the cookie sale. Eva was so excited!
Read Lindsey’s blog post about her experience being “on the circuit” here.