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I’m raising money in support of Canadian Hadassah-WIZO (CHW) by participating in the CHW Calgary Centre Walk. This is the second annual walk and because I'll be in the city this year, I'm going to lace up my sneakers and join in this meaningful 5K walk along our beautiful Glenmore Resevoir. This event goes, rain or shine...so I'm preparerd for whatever the day holds.
I want to tell you about the other reason I'm walking. On Friday May 15th, 2015, a Jewish teenager was leaving his home in Paris when he was attacked by four young men. He was harassed for wearing his kippah, and subsequently beaten. During the attack, the assailants used the teen's own cellphone as a weapon, smashing it into his eye, leaving him with partial vision loss. The attack was unprovoked, it was malicious, and it was a blatant case of anti-Semitism. I'm walking and asking for your support so our remarkable CHW Hadassim can remain a home to Jewish youth from around the world. We are currently receiving and accepting numerous requests from French families to provide an education and home for their children at risk in France. Many students living at the youth villages come from families unable to protect and care for them. It is the hope that by living in a vibrant and safe environment that these children will feel at home and excel in their studies.
I believe in what the organization supports in Israel and Canada. Did you know that CHW recently supported a group of nearly 100 Canadian Young Juedeans who visited two CHW Daycare Centres in Israel to see what a day in the life of an Israeli child is like in daycare? The participants had a first-hand demonstrations of the WIZ Kids program which is changing the way children learn, one computer game at a time! This innovative program provides pre-kindergarten and kindergarten-aged children with hands on computer experience aimed at enhanced learning. WIZ Kids focuses on school readiness – teaching numbers, letters, colours and basic vocabulary – all through exciting and enjoyable computer games. The CYJ participants have dedicated their time and effort to raise money towards Wiz Kids and the Rhythm and Movement Program! This was a chance to see the impact of their support! This is my chance to support our Canaidan Jewish Youth in action and expand the connection between Canada and Israel for a new generation.
By supporting the Calgary CHW Walk in the Park and making a donation, you are helping CHW provide children a safe home at the Hadassim Youth Village and a bright future. I'm proud of our impact on daycare centres, schools, hospitals, womens shelters. and anywhere that CHW gives care, hope and worth.
I would love to expand my team and invite YOU To JOIN ME in the walk. Invite Your friends to join the Passion & Purpose team (you and me). The more the merrier! Please make a donation today and help me to reach my fundraising goal!
Together, we'll make great things happen,
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