January 9, 2009
A True Birthday ANGEL
It is only 6:52AM as I write this and my day has already been "made"! With Israel seven hours ahead on the clock there are always early emails waiting in the dark, cold morning of winter in New Jersey.
This morning’s email actually brought two "gifts" but we will save the story of the second one for another day. The message I received that truly made my day was from Ruthie Sobel Luttenberg, the creative founder of Birthday Angels who we have written about before. (Tzedakah Diary, April 29, 2008 and December 10, 2008) Earlier this week, Ruthie shared that she was going to help some of the kids from the south of Israel cope with the trauma of living in a place where rockets fall indiscriminately from the sky. This was nothing new for Ruthie. In the summer of 2006 she could be found in the shelters in the North of Israel trying to distract and cheer those kids who spent so many hours each day confined to the shelter.
With her usual warm and caring personality, it was no surprise to find the following story on my screen. Click through this link and see how one person is making life better for kids who could use some joy in their lives right now. You won’t be disappointed. http://www.birthday-angels.org/site/detail/detail/detailDetail.asp?detail_id=1210387&depart_id=70698