November Mitzvah Makers
At Chi, we pride ourselves on helping our campers understand the power of living in a community. We talk about how to live our values of respect and kindness within our camp and home communities. This month’s Mitzvah Makers are twelve-years old. They are sixth graders who just completed their third summer at Chi, and they give of themselves to better their community and do so for no personal gain.
We are proud to introduce Ethan and Charlie Goldstein. They take giving back to a whole new level. And their preferred place to give back: Cradles to Crayons, an organization dedicated to fighting childhood poverty. Cradles to Crayons does this primarily by collecting gently used children’s items, sorting and packing them before distributing them to disadvantaged children through. But how do they do that? By relying on volunteers like Ethan and Charlie.
Chalie and Ethan have a drive to give back and that’s what they do. In the 3 months since camp has ended, they have volunteered multiple times at Cradles to Crayons. These 12-year-old twins took advantage of the Chicago teacher’s strike and organized an outing to Cradles to Crayons with more than 5 of their friends. And then, when school was closed for CPS again for the end of the grading period, the boys were back with their friends at Cradles to Crayons again, doing what they do best- giving back.
We talk a lot about living the Chi values of kavod (respect), chesed (kindness) and kehillah (community). Clearly Charlie and Ethan embody exactly what we talk about. Their work at Cradles to Crayons demonstrates their desire to help others. So we say Kol Hakavod, or good work, to Ethan and Charlie as we name them our November Mitzvah Makers.
Want to be a mitzvah maker?
Doing mitzvot and giving back to the community are cornerstones of living a Jewish live and we want to support your efforts to give back. Click the link below to tell us what community service you are involved in, what volunteering you are doing, what mitzvot you are doing, and we just may feature you in an upcoming Mitzvah Makers blog. Why? It’s simple, by truly living the Camp Chi Values, Chi Does Good.