We are taught mitzvah goreret mitzvah, one good deed leads to another. This #GivingTuesday, we hope you’ll consider donating to the Mitzvah Corps scholarship fund, giving a teen the opportunity to change the world.
Each Mitzvah Corps program connects teens with opportunities to understand the complexities of injustice around the world, to engage with local communities in a sensitive and respectful way, and to understand how Judaism empowers us to be agents of sustainable change. Part of the way we work toward sustainable change is to avoid the unintended side effect of draining communities of resources and finances as they welcome our groups.
Program tuition is used to support the costs of traveling to, living in, and working alongside, local communities.
While the benefits of engaging face-to-face with these communities is invaluable, it puts a financial strain on them to make it all possible; welcoming visitors includes spending time talking to and teaching them, giving them materials and supplies to work together, providing them food and housing, and more. Additionally, Mitzvah Corps hires and trains a global staff to ensure that the safety, security, and integrity of the programs are met, and that our engagement in communities lasts far beyond our summer visit. The cost of eliminating our “volunteering footprint” can be significant, and without financial aid, many families cannot afford to provide this life-changing experience for their teen. We’re doing our part to alleviate this barrier, but we need your help!
Your financial support toward our scholarship fund will help to subsidize these expenses, making the program accessible to more teens looking to make a difference in the world, while continuing to support the communities we work with year-round.
Having a trip like this one, where participants can go off-the-grid, meet amazing people, learn about innovative solutions to global challenges, and come home to be agents of social change, has never been more important. We hope that this #GivingTuesday, and throughout the year, we can count on you as a partner in our efforts to pursue acts of justice worldwide.
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