Jesse's Mitzvah for Peru Orphanages

$1,628 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 31 people in 51 months
For my mitzvah project, I will be collecting new and almost new backpacks and school supplies for children in orphanages in Peru. This is especially meaningful to me because a family friend who has volunteered at these orphanages for the past ten years will soon be adopting one of the Peruvian boys. It would be great if I could help him and his friends by giving them some stuff they might need.  I have added this page because some friends and family members said that giving cash is easier than items or gift cards.

My goal is to fly to Peru and deliver these items myself and to volunteer some of my time to get to know these children. There will be collection boxes:

·      In the lobby of my school, P.V.C

·      Outside my home at 2056 Quaker Ridge Road, Croton-on-Hudson

·      Temple Israel of Northern Westchester on Glengary Road in Croton.

 I will also accept cash, gift cards to Staples, Kmart, and CVS so that we can purchase items for the children.  You can mail them to my address or post cash here. I hope to collect these items during the month of March and to head down Peru in April.  If you have any questions, please email me at

I am now under a tight deadline of 2 weeks and would really appreciate your gift - of any amount! $10, $18, $36.....

Thank you.

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$1,628 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 31 people in 51 months
Created March 15, 2015
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Diane Fishman
48 months ago

We love your mitzvah project. Congrats on raising so much money to help a worthy cause.

Adena & Jon Goldberg
50 months ago

Great job Jesse on this amazing project!! Mazel tov on your bar mitzvah!

meredeth glenn
50 months ago
Liz and Wade
50 months ago
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Lainie Parker
50 months ago

Great idea Jesse; good luck!

Marie Considine
50 months ago

Great project, Jesse!

Sharyse and Gary Eisinger
50 months ago

Go Jesse!

Todd and Aimee Pollak
50 months ago

This sounds like a great project. Good Luck.

Leah Abel
50 months ago

Best of luck with your mitzvah project!

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