Amalia's Bat Mitzvah Campaign
I’m Amalia and I live in Israel, which is a big and great privilege. I am
turning 12 on June 19 (ט״ז סיון).
My whole life I've wanted to do
something that helps others: helping other kids and families that maybe
have trouble. And now I am. In preparation for my Bat Mitzvah, I've
decided to raise money and build an exciting game center, that we are
calling Pinat Hakesem (magical corner), in the Afikim learning center in
I want the kids who are growing up in families that cannot
provide their needs to have a place to go that can make them happy and
feel at home.
I know that I am so lucky and blessed to have a loving family, good
friends, and so many things I get to enjoy - sometimes I even get stuff
when I immediately want them! But there are kids out there that have
Afikim centers give these kids classes, food and an
environment they can succeed in when they aren’t safe at home. I want
to make sure that these kids, like other kids, also have fun - a lot of fun -
because they are kids after all, and all kids deserve to have some fun!
Mostly, I just want to help as much as possible. So after all this Corona
business ends, I will be volunteering every month at the center to lead
fun activities with the Afikim kids.
Especially now, with Corona, it’s a very scary time. Many Afikim parents
have lost even the small jobs they had and have absolutely no way to
provide even food for their families. I think about how scared I am these
days and wonder how the kids who are not safe even at home must be
feeling. These kids are finally allowed to go back to Afikim in small
groups for a few hours each day and they deserve for those few hours to
So I aim to raise money to build a happy fun space for the
kids, and if we can raise even more, the extra money will go toward food
for these families during these very uncertain times.
Thank you for reading and for taking part in such an important cause in honor of my bat mitzvah!