Mitzvah Project To Benefit Pediatric Cancer

Here’s a terrific example of being creative when it comes to selecting a Mitzvah Project and getting friends involved to help!

Jordana Cohen from Briarcliff Manor, New York celebrated her Bat Mitzvah on Sept 17, 2011.

When it came time to decide on a Mitzvah Project it was easy because she’s always been involved with the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.

We spoke with Jordana (pictured above) to get more details:

MM: Can you please give us details of your project?
I created a club at school and got the help of 50 kids in my grade to participate in this Mitzvah project. We took shoe boxes, and decorated them in “themes.” For example: cars, Barbie, Justin Bieber, planes and sports. Then we sold Jak Vanek type bracelets and with that money raised, we bought and put into the shoe boxes, activity books, mad libs, markers, crayons, stencils, lego, art projects and bracelets.

MM: What did you do with all the boxes?
The boxes were donated to the Maria Fareri Children’s hospital last month and were very well received by the patients in the hospital.

Jordana Cohen

Jordana and her friends with the TLC boxes

MM: Why did you call your project TLC?
: I called my project TLC because we created “Tender Loving Care” boxes.

MM: Why did you decide to do this particular Mitzvah Project?
I decided to create this project because I’ve always been involved with Pediatric Cancer and wanted to do something by myself. I think it is important to take on something to your best ability and do a good deed.

MM: What else are you doing to raise funds for
I will be riding in the Pediatric Bike-a-thon on May 22 and taking donations. Will do it every year.

Thanks Jordana for sharing your terrific project with our readers!

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