Luke Schwartz's Mitzvah Project
Let's purchase a wheelchair for someone with a disability in Israel!
Hi, my name is Luke Schwartz and Im in seventh grade.
I have been playing basketball since I was four years old. I have loved basketball ever since then. I used to play on an AAU team but I'm not currently on a team because I've been dedicating my time to study for my Bar Mitzvah. When I grow up, I want to be a player in the NBA.
When I was trying to find out what to do for my mitzvah project I knew I wanted it to be something that had to do with basketball. While I was looking I saw that people with disabilities or people with permanent injuries in Israel can't play basketball unless they have a wheelchair. The problem is that there are not enough wheelchairs so not everyone can play. This made me feel very sad. Then I found the Israel Parasport Center which raises money to buy more wheelchairs, in addition to providing physical and holistic therapy to those in need. They also have competitive teams and even send athletes to the Paralympics. When I saw this I knew I wanted this to be my Mitzvah project.
I'm trying to raise $2,000 dollars so I can help them buy more wheelchairs. I want to make it possible for people of all ages with disabilities or permanent injuries to be able to play basketball. Please make a donation to help me raise money for the Israel Parasport Center.