January Mitzvah (& Lemonade) Makers
We know the Camp Chi Family is full of people who love to do good. Even during tough times, our community always finds a way to spread joy to and help others. For this month’s edition of Chi Does Good we have a perfect example of this and we are proud to share with the entire Camp Chi Family.
Last fall, brothers Daniel Landler, Gabe Borkowsky, and Asher Borkowsky ran a lemonade stand near their home in Chicago. Not only did they spread happiness in the form of fresh lemonade and yummy brownies, but they also decided to donate all of their proceeds to our friends at Keshet!
The trio had run a lemonade/snack stand a few years ago and remembered how fun it was to work together and meet new people. The pandemic made it a bit more challenging, but they knew they were up to the task. Being Camp Chi campers, the brothers knew all about the amazing work Keshet does in supporting campers at camp, and they felt even more of a connection because their Great Uncle Jacob had benefitted from similar programs when he was growing up.
Armed with lots of fresh lemon juice, mint from their herb garden, and homemade signs, the brothers set up shop outside Hamlin Park for two days of fun. They sold gallons of lemonade, tons of treats, and met so many kind people. Passersby became customers and they loved hearing the brothers talk about their experience and love for Keshet. Some people even gave a little extra after hearing about where the proceeds were going.
Overall, the lemonade stand that Daniel, Gabe, and Asher ran was a huge success. The best part of the whole experience for the brothers: bonding with each other, donating to a great cause and seeing people smile after participating. Once the weather warms up, keep an eye out for these three do good-ers at Hamlin Park in the Spring!
Awesome work Daniel, Gabe, and Asher. Both the Camp Chi Family and Keshet are proud of the good work you do, and know you’ll be an inspiration for others to get out there and do great things!
Have you done good recently? Tell us how you are living by our values, and you could be featured in a future blog.