Helping the Homeless - Jacob’s Mitzvah Project

Hi, this Spring I am having my Bar Mitzvah. For my mitzvah project, I will be addressing something that I and many others hate to see, which is homelessness.  I am setting up this GoFundMe campaign to raise money for a local charitable organization called Blessing Bag Brigade, which collects and distributes toiletries and other supplies to the homeless.  With the funds that I raise, I will purchase their requested items and deliver them to Blessing Bag Brigade .  I will also be volunteering for some of their sorting and distribution events. Feel free to check out their website and see some of the great work they do. 

Here are some examples of how your donations can help:

For only $20, you could give 10 people the most requested item in homeless shelters, socks!

For only $17, you could give 48 people a healthy breakfast bar!

For only $50, you could give a whopping 288 people shampoo and conditioner!

These are just a few of the many ways your donation can help those in need. With the funds that I collect, I will first research to find where I will get the most value, then I will purchase the requested items and bring them to the Blessing Bag Brigade. I will then personally help bag and deliver these items to those in need.

Thank you for your time and I hope you consider donating to those less fortunate.  Any size donation will help!

Donations (25)

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  • Molly Byock
    • $118 
    • 4 yrs
  • Ira & Yvonne Byock
    • $118 
    • 4 yrs
  • Jean Kim
    • $108 
    • 4 yrs
  • Saguit Saad
    • $36 
    • 4 yrs
  • The Mason Family
    • $36 
    • 4 yrs
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Jacob Olan
Rumson, NJ

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