Posted on February 8, 2013
We pay for things we value.
Parents want only the best for their children and provide them with a variety of experiences to grow, achieve, learn more about themselves and the world around them. This includes but is certainly not limited to art, ballet, dance, drama, piano, SAT’s, swimming, theater, tutors and the list goes on and on. Parents pay for all of these things and sometimes pay as much as $150 per hour or session.
We charge a fee for our Mitzvah Clown program and for the first time have heard recently that people do not want to participate in this program because they should not have to pay to do chesed or service.
I don’t buy it.
I have said in the past that our Mitzvah Clown program is the gift that keeps on giving. What I mean by that is one can be trained as a 13 year old and learn and use a skill throughout the rest of their lives that powerfully impacts others. We structure our Mitzvah Clown programs so that participants pay a one time fee. Take Ari H. He was trained as an Areyvut Mitzvah Clown in 2010 and paid a fee at the time and he is still clowning around with our Bergen County group today. That is a great value.
We charge a fee because we have direct costs. We pay for the clown kit and clown outfit that each participant receives. We pay to have a program coordinator dedicated to all aspects of the program and to ensure the participants and the agencies we visit have a meaningful experience. We pay for the supplies for the monthly site visits and all other program related costs. We ask participants pay a one time fee for this unbelievable experience that they can continue the rest of their lives. The fee is a bargain!
We pay for things we value and if you value all that Mitzvah Clown has to offer I encourage you to register and join us.
FYI- Sunday’s training is still on as of now and if anything changes we will post it here. If you have not registered you can still do so at http://www.areyvut.org/events/?id=221 or you can show up on Sunday morning. If you have any questions please contact me at 201-244-6702 or firstname.lastname@example.org.