Jacob's Bar Mitzvah Project to help people who are homeless

Jacob's Bar Mitzvah Project to help people who are homeless

Hi, I am Jacob, a current sixth grader at Or Chadash. My Bar Mitzvah date is March 16, 2019.  My Bar Mitzvah project is filling backpacks, and distributing them to people without homes who live on the streets, and to homeless people in shelters. My goal is to get more than 180 backpacks because 180 is a good Jewish number. I know it’s an ambitious goal, but I really want to make a difference in the world. My plan will be to collect everything in the next few months, but distribute it in late Fall or early Winter, so I want to start now.  I will assemble all the backpacks myself and will personally deliver the backpacks (with my family).

Created by:   Alison Kobey
 
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new or gently used backpacks

 
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Marci Nadler (2)
Joanne Zeidman (3)

socks (kids and adult size)

 
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Timo Reiter (5)

gum

 

non-perishable snacks

 

mints

 

bottles of water

 
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Marci Nadler

toothbrushes

 
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Marti Kerner

toothpaste

 
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Marti Kerner

dental floss

 

hairbrush

 

combs

 

shampoo

 
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Stephanie Ames (12)
The Ames Family

conditioner

 
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Stephanie Ames (12)
The Ames Family

bars of soap

 
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Laura Jackel (20)

deoderant (male and female)

 
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Marti Kerner (4)
Laura Jackel (20)
Stephanie Ames (12)
The Ames Family

nail clippers

 
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small mirror

 

washcloths

 
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Laura Jackel (24)

chapstick

 

handwipes

 

hand lotion

 

bandaids

 

ziploc bags (sandwich and gallon size)

 
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Timo Reiter (5)

scarves

 

hats

 

mittens or gloves

 

gift cards to Target so Jacob can purchase items

 
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Karen Dean


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