613 KIDS FOR CANCER
What is the 613 Kids for Cancer Project?
In Jewish tradition, you have a Bar or Bat mitzvah when you turn 13. For twin girls, it is called a B’not Mitzvah. For your B’not Mitzvah, you are required to do a mitzvah project. The idea of a Mitzvah Project is to help people in your community in a way that is meaningful to you. We have this tradition because it reminds us of important values in Judaism such as repairing the world and having compassion for others. We have chosen to help kids with cancer for our B’not Mitzvah Project. Sadly, cancer is a common thing that a lot of families have to deal with, and It affects them greatly. We want to help kids who are dealing with something harder than many of us will ever know. To do that, we are asking if you will join with us and contribute to The Childrens’ Inn at the National Institutes of Health, an amazing temporary home and support system for families whose children are being treated for cancer.
Why is it called 613?
There are 613 mitzvot which are Jewish rules and commandments. These commandments cover many different issues ranging from rules about food to different punishments. Because of this, 613 is a very important number in Judaism. Our goal is for each of us to raise at least $613 in total for our Mitzvah project, for the Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
What is Children’s Inn?
The Children’s Inn at National Institutes of Health (NIH) is located in Bethesda Maryland. It is located close to our house and is in our community. The Children’s Inn helps provide support for families of seriously sick children who are participating in research at NIH. People come from all over the United States. They provide housing, food, and all basic needs that people need to live and are free of charge. They have provided for people from 94 different countries. Since they opened in 1990, they have served over 15,000 families.
Ways to Donate
There are a few different ways to help us reach our $613 goals. All donations must be made by May 1st, 2021, as our B’not Mitzvah is on May 8th, 2021.
If you would like to donate an in-kind gift, we have put together a Wish List on Amazon that has items the Children’s Inn has specifically asked for.
Due to the health conditions of their patients, Children’s Inn asks that the gifts be new and unwrapped items. PLEASE include your donor information, i.e. (NAME & E-MAIL) as well as WRITE IN ELLIE & MARIN’S B’NOT MITZVAH, so that they may send a proper acknowledgement to you for your donation.
Once you are in the Amazon cart, please use the address labeled: Ellie and Marin | B’not Mitzvah. The packages will then be routed to our home so we can properly sort and organize them for the Children’s Inn.
If you would like to send a donation amount directly to us to have our family purchase items for Children’s Inn directly, you can Venmo Rachel at: @rachel-rosenthal-00. Please use the last four numbers of her phone number (1669), if this is your first time paying her..
*If you have any questions about our project, or about ways to donate, please feel free to email Rachel directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.