Jamie and Andie’s Tikkun Olam – Repairing the World

Rebecca’s Gift is honored to be selected by Jamie and Andrea Fields as their Tikkun Olam project for their B’nai Mitzvah.  Below, they share their thoughts on why this was important to them.

If you are interested in helping Rebecca’s Gift as your Tikkun Olam project, please contact us for more information.

 Jamie Darah Fields

For our Tikkun Olam project Andie and I chose to honor Rebecca Meyer and the charity created in her memory called Rebecca’s Gift.

Rebecca was someone I only met a few times. BUT, she left a strong impression!  Rebecca was sassy, silly, and so cute!  Rebecca passed away from brain cancer on her 6th birthday. The charity for the siblings left behind. For the survivors of the loss of a sibling, to begin the process of moving forward. To provide vacations for the families so they can begin to make new memories and create a new “norm”!   As much as I fight with my sister Andie and brother Erik….I couldn’t and wouldn’t want to imagine life without them. They are my safe place that I can go to, and be myself!  I think that this means so much to me because I know Joshua and Carolyn and can’t even imagine what they are going through.

My Bat Mitzvah is not just about me…It is about me learning what it means to be a Jew. Being a Jew is about helping others.   I hope you can help me do just that!

 

Andrea Graysen Fields

Tikkun Olam means repairing the world…If I can help repair someone’s heart just a little with a vacation to begin healing and accepting their new lives without their sibling…well, then that to me is a mitzvah I’d love to do!

Like Jamie said, I too only met Rebecca a few times. BUT, I always talked to her when Jennifer, my big cousin, was watching her. Rebecca always made me laugh!  My sister and my brother Erik are my world! Truly! They help me hear things (because I am deaf). They watch out for me. They protect me! They really are my world. I can’t begin to imagine how Carolyn and Joshua feel.   If this helps others like them…then I feel like we are doing a great thing!

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Rebecca’s Gift is officially part of Amazon Smile!

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization.

Follow this link to sign up and support Rebecca’s Gift.

 

Thank you, Speedpro Imaging!

Jumpstart poster

Thank you to Speedpro Imaging – Cleveland East for providing fantastic poster printing services to Rebecca’s Gift!  We are so pleased with the quality and speed of their work.  Check them out at their website or on Facebook.

Birthday Lemonade Stands Raise Nearly $100!

Thanks again to Marla Korenstein Wolf’s and Angela Byun Robinson’s kids who held lemonade stands on June 7, 2015 in memory of Rebecca on her birthday. Your kids are amazing!!!

Mark your calendars for fundraisers at JumpStart!

On Sunday, August 23rd, JumpStart will hold an open house from 1-4pm featuring a raffle to benefit Rebecca’s Gift. Stop by to check out the fun at JumpStart and to say hi to Lisa and Ruthie, who will be representing Rebecca’s Gift. For more information, visit the JumpStart page.

On Tuesday, December 22nd, JumpStart is sponsoring HANDSTANDS FOR HELP, a Rebecca’s Gift fundraising Handstand Clinic to be held on Dec 22, 2015 from 9:30 – 12:30! Please see the JumpStart website for additional information.

Thank you, Beckie and GE Foundation!

Special thanks to Beckie Ackerman for registering Rebecca’s Gift with the GE Foundation Matching Gifts Program! Through programs like this, donations are increased (often doubled) and organizations like ours greatly benefit.

If your company has a program like this, please contact us to get Rebecca’s Gift registered with them.

Thank you, Lisa Green!

Thank you so much, Aunt Lisa, for your incredibly generous gift in memory and honor of Rebecca. It will go a long way towards helping Rebecca’s Gift provide families with getaways that will give them an opportunity to reconnect, rebuild, and relax.

Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Segal!

Many thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Barry Segal for their amazingly generous gift of $1,000 to Rebecca’s Gift! This donation will cover a significant portion of one of our 2016 families’ getaway that will give them an opportunity to reconnect, rebuild, and relax. We are so grateful for this giant boost to our fundraising efforts!

Thank you, Bustafeltz Designs!

Special thanks to Audrey at Bustafeltz Designs for her gorgeous design work. She is the genius behind our beautiful logos and we couldn’t be happier with them. She’s a pleasure to work with, quick to respond with high quality work. If you are looking for someone to do graphic design or photography work, we recommend Audrey without hesitation!

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