Meals for Kids in Venezuela

$3,205 of $2,700 goal

Raised by 45 people in 20 months
Created October 22, 2017
(texto en español a continuación)

Dear friends and family,

After turning 13 and becoming a bar mitzvah (an adult in the Jewish tradition) I want to become more engaged in helping solve social problems.  I am asking you to please help me fight child malnutrition in Venezuela.  Venezuela, where my mom comes from, is in very deep crisis.  You will have probably seen the news of empty shelves in supermarkets, of hospitals with no medicines and of malnourished children.  I recently met a young man from the town of Barquisimeto who is deeply involved in a series of soup kitchens to feed school kids who don’t get enough food at home. This recent New York Times video describes the project very well.  The funds that I will raise through Gofundme.com will go to this project, called “Alimenta la solidaridad” in Caracas and “Alimenta la esperanza” in Barquisimeto.

Thank you for all your help!

Gabriel Bassat 

 

Queridos amigos y querida familia,

Al cumplir 13 años y hacer mi bar mitzvah (llegar a la edad adulta en la tradición judía) quiero empezar a involucrarme en resolver problemas sociales a mi alrededor.  Quiero pedirles que me ayuden a luchar contra la desnutrición infantil en Venezuela.  Venezuela, el país de mi familia materna, está sufriendo una crisis profunda.  Seguramente habrán visto las imágenes de supermercados vacíos, de hospitales sin medicinas, de niños desnutridos.  Hace poco conocí a un joven de Barquisimeto que ayudó a crear unos comedores infantiles para alimentar a niños que no tienen suficiente comida en casa.  Este video del New York Times explica bien el proyecto.  Voy a destinar todos los fondos que recaude en Gofundme.com a este proyecto, “Alimenta la solidaridad” en Caracas y “Alimenta la esperanza” en Barquisimeto.

¡Muchísimas gracias por la ayuda!

Gabriel Bassat Goldfarb
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One of the greatest joys of the Jewish tradition is when, after turning 13, your child becomes a bar/bat mitzvah, an adult morally responsible for his/her own actions. We are very excited that Gabriel will reach this milestone this Saturday. As part of this process, he has talked about becoming more involved in helping address social problems around him. We are looking at a couple of organizations to do volunteer work in the Washington area. But in addition, he wants to help address the malnutrition crisis that is affecting far too many kids in Venezuela, where Nathalie comes from. We recently met a Venezuelan young man who has started a series of soup kitchens for children who don’t get enough meals at home and Gabriel has launched this GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for them. The NYTimes recently posted a nice short video describing the project (you can watch it from the link below). Gabriel is not on Facebook so Nathalie and I are posting this for those family and friends interested in supporting this effort. Thank you in advance!!
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Raised by 45 people in 20 months
Created October 22, 2017
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