We loved being part of a grand day in Jerusalem last week when two busloads of LA-based March of the Living participants took part in a tzedakah/mitzvah event we helped arrange with two of our programs. Ruthie Sobel Luttenberg of Birthday Angels arranged for ten simultaneous birthday parties at Neve Michael and we heard that the celebrants and their classmates, as well as the guests from California had a great time mingling with Sesame Street characters who were part of the festivities.
In addition, March of the Living teens also had a chance to interact with 200 survivors who reside in a local hotel. Darla Oz from House to House put together an amazing program which we are sure will not be forgotten by either group. As Darla shared with us this morning:
The event was fabulous!!!!
…the group brought all kinds of things for us to put in the gift bags. Also, I purchased for them one towel for each Survivor. It was truly "A DAY TO REMEMBER".
The kids were the best ever; they interacted with the Survivors and they loved it. One young girl spoke Russian and she taught them how to say a couple of words. They also wrote a little note in Russian and gave one to every Survivor.
It was pure joy for the Good People Fund to help make these arrangements. We know that everyone who participated benefited from the experiences.