Age 12

Ryan B

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Ryan's Bar Mitzvah Project

Project Event Date(s): Memorial Day Weekend

Project Event Location: The comfort of your own home!

My project supports: Special Operations Care Fund (SOCF)

Project description

UPDATE:  I am amazed by the support to send a kid to Gold Star Camp. I have raised my goal to $15,000 to send three kids to camp! Can you help me reach my new goal?!

Our soldiers have been at war, non-stop, for almost 19 years.  Both the physical and emotional cost of this war has been beyond comprehension. I think about our soldiers and their families a lot.

There is a very special organization that addresses the needs of America’s Special Operation soldiers and their families called Special Operations Care Fund (SOC-F – pronounced sock-eff). SOC-F provides services and treatments to the soldiers, and their families, who have paid the high cost of war.

One of the programs that SOC-F funds that is very important to me is Gold Star Camps. Gold Star kids are children of soldiers who have been killed serving our country.

These ten-day, wilderness-based camps are held in Montana and pairs each Gold Star kid (age 8-14) with a service member who actually served with their fallen parent. The grown up volunteer serves as a mentor to give the child rare insight into their parent’s life and values.

In the years following their experience at Gold Star Camp, kids have the option to attend leadership training workshops, summer internships, and to receive ongoing counseling, which are all designed to help the child get into college and be successful in their studies and beyond.

SOC-F is committed to these kids and so am I.

I have pledged to raise $5,000 to offset the cost of the intensive and long-term program – $5,000 to support the well-being of a Gold Star kid – who has made the most costly sacrifice I could ever imagine.

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

I plan to raise the money by auctioning off an American Flag that was carried by a member of Seal Team 6 while on their deployment.  The silent auction will run from May 21 through May 25, 2020 at 1:00pm. If you would like to bid on this special item, please click here.

Also, for a minimum donation of $25, I will place a patriotic ribbon on your mailbox on the Friday before Memorial Day weekend. To make sure you receive a ribbon with your donation, please follow these instructions:

When you donate please put “a soldier” under the “in honor of” option and place your address for the “mailing address of the honoree.”  Please note: I am only able to deliver ribbons in the Atlanta area.
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All donations are appreciated!  If you would like to help me reach my goal, you can make a tax deductible donation though this page.

Thank you for helping me achieve my goal of changing the life of a Gold Star Child.

Why I want to raise money for Special Operations Care Fund (SOCF)

I want to raise money for SOC-F because I love and value going to camp. I want these amazing kids to feel the same about camp. I am also blessed to have both of my parents and can’t imagine having to through life without both of them. Another reason is that my family has been involved with SOC-F and has shared with me the amazing work that this organization does and the lives it has changed. These heroes and their families have made sacrifices I can’t even imagine.

Fundraising Goal
$15,000

Fundraising Progress

0%

Thank you to my donors!

  1. Ilana and Todd Cohen

    $36
  2. Silent Auction Winner

    $2,050
  3. Anonymous

    $25
  4. Laura Balser + Matt Smith

    $1,000
  5. Ilene & Steve Leff

    $100
  6. Michael & Kim Dinerman Family

    $50
  7. KEITH Benbenisty

    $100
  8. Jeff Rittman

    $25
  9. Rachel Hoffmeister

    $50
  10. liz lapidus

    $100
  11. KALMAN AND DEE BARUCH

    $50
  12. Judie Barkan

    $36
  13. Aliza Lipson

    $50
  14. Frankel David

    $36
  15. Perla and Miles Brett

    $100
  16. Jeff & Andrea Feldman

    $100
  17. Saranow Cousins

    $50
  18. Catherine Hansell

    $25
  19. Cathy Fiacco

    $25
  20. Ryan & Beth Claterbaugh

    $118
  21. Becky and Rick Mayo

    $100
  22. Barbara Cohen

    $54
  23. Jennifer and Scott Leibowitz

    $72
  24. Barbara Azizo

    $100
  25. Jacquelyn Williams

    $30
  26. Shoshi and Norm Lipson

    $100
  27. liann freeman

    $118
  28. Gregg Covin

    $100
  29. denny & gary ticker

    $50
  30. Emanuel Fialkow

    $100
  31. Alexander Family

    $50
  32. Vanessa & Isaac Frank

    $36
  33. Heather and Kevin Weiner - Berman

    $100
  34. Cathy Selig

    $72
  35. Ross and Taylor Weintraub

    $50
  36. Cheryl Lingerfelt

    $100
  37. Anne B Cohen

    $54
  38. Renée & Rich Capriola

    $180
  39. Arthur Spector

    $250
  40. Ike Stephens

    $250
  41. Mark Hackner

    $1,800
  42. David and Bette Brandenburg

    $100
  43. Matthew Broyles

    $200
  44. David Kramer

    $100
  45. Lesli Greenberg

    $25
  46. Randi & Billy Steuer

    $50
  47. Anonymous Donor

    $1,801
  48. Jay Kaiman

    $250
  49. SCOTT WALSEY

    $100
  50. Richard Jolley

    $100
  51. Adam Bressler

    $100
  52. The Feldman Triplets

    $100
  53. Traci Flome

    $25
  54. Traci Thaler

    $50
  55. Lynne & Jim Gabriel

    $100
  56. Kristina Engel

    $20
  57. John Mervis

    $50
  58. Shayne Walsey

    $50
  59. Andrew Abend

    $100
  60. Vanessa, Adam, Shayna, Daniel and Beny Leibowitz

    $360
  61. Ellie, Drew & Brody Fierman

    $36
  62. Amy Arogeti

    $100
  63. Audey and Craig Curtis

    $100
  64. Kelli Rosenwasser

    $72
  65. Joel Libowsky

    $50
  66. David Zalik

    $180
  67. Dana Shapiro

    $18
  68. Lenny Silberman

    $44
  69. Rachael & Jay Abt

    $100
  70. Cheryl Rosenberg

    $118
  71. Marcus Ruzek

    $50
  72. Elise Eplan

    $100
  73. Olivia Brill

    $100
  74. Scotty Heyman

    $36
  75. Jodi Rausch

    $250
  76. Janel Margaretta

    $100
  77. Allison Boaz

    $18
  78. Rick and Sharon Murphy

    $50
  79. Gayle Siegel

    $50
  80. Brady Keenan

    $50
  81. Bob Conconi

    $500
  82. Ron & Lisa Brill

    $500
  83. becca brett leish

    $18
  84. JC & Ginger Judge

    $100
  85. Arthur Blank

    $180
  86. David Schulman

    $100
  87. Shelley & Lou Milakofsky

    $500
  88. Charlotte Dixon

    $100
  89. Sally Mundell

    $36
  90. Kirsten and Jack Vangrofsky

    $50
  91. Steve Zisser

    $50
  92. Chanie and Scott Steinberg

    $50
  93. Jenna Cutler

    $50
  94. Tom Keets & Dottie Shipskie

    $100
  95. michael lascala

    $50
  96. Josh, Felissa, Jessica, Zachary Covin

    $180
  97. Marnie and Brian Nadolne

    $100
  98. Amy Bellin

    $50
  99. Sean Garnet

    $50

 

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