Posted on June 3, 2011
Later this morning we will host our H.O.P.E. Check Presentation and Celebration at Yeshivat Noam. We are so excited and would once again like to thank Targum Shlishi for facilitating this extraordinary program! This program is one of Areyvut’s programming highlights and this day is one of my favorite days of the year because H.O.P.E. powerfully impacts participants and ignites a lifelong commitment to helping others and serving the community which is what Areyvut is all about. Here are some reflections from the participants that illustrate what participating in this program has meant to them and what they have learned in the process:
“With the help of Areyvut and Targum Shlishi, we gave hope-and gave ourselves knowledge of how to give that will last a lifetime.” -Oren O.
“The program also really inspired me to donate more money to help people who need it.” -Ariella R.
“…What really impacted me is that organizations need money and that I can make a difference. I wanted to help and this program helped me really help organizations and make a difference.” -Zachary O.
“When I first joined H.O.P.E. I was very inspired. As the sessions progressed I realized how much work and thought must be put into choosing an organization. When I look back at the organizations I feel proud…The H.O.P.E. Program really taught me how to distribute money with much thought.” -Arielle S.
“Participating in the H.O.PE. Program impacted me a lot; now whenever I give to an organization I will think what I learned in this program.” -Sophie D.
“During the program I felt more like a leader, contributor, and a role model. I feel very confident about giving more tzedakah in the future.” -David M.
“I’m really proud at how much this group has helped people. It inspired me to continue to help people and appreciate what I have…now I’m inspired to be that person who makes a change in someone’s life.” -Shoshana G.
“I now realize the massive amount of help that people need, and how important it is to help them. I loved the feeling of making a difference and can’t wait to continue doing it throughout my life. HOPE has truly inspired me to make a change, and I can’t wait to inspire others. ” -Rachel S.
Are you inspired by these words and the impact of this program? Please come out and/or support our bowl-a-thon to benefit H.O.P.E.