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My Dream Israel: Teen Travel Initiative by JNF Fundraising Page

Gavin Friedman

Gavin Friedman

I am excited to be participating in the Dream Israel Teen Initiative and raising funds for important projects in Israel. Jewish National Fund is supporting Israel and Israelis in a number of different ways. The money that participating teens are raising will go towards funding several important initiatives: Inclusion for Israel’s special needs population, support for the Sderot Indoor Recreation Center, Israel’s Fire and Rescue Services, Environmental Studies scholarships for students at the Arava Institute and AICAT, and for Project Baseball.

If I meet my fundraising goal, JNF will provide me with a grant towards my own Israel travel experience, ensuring my opportunity to meet Israelis whose lives have been changed due to our support, and to explore my own connection to the land and people of Israel. Please consider supporting this important initiative and my efforts to meet my fundraising goal.
MAY
6

Just completed a 32-mile bike ride over the weekend! We are nearly there! Stay tuned for a special video of our journey! Remember to keep on smiling!!

APR
23

We have are half way done! Only 59.59 more miles left! Cool number huh... Anyways remember to keep on smiling!

APR
14

Currently we are at 24.48 miles completed! That is equal to nearly $500... looks like I got to keep on biking! We got another 106.27 miles more! We got this! I'd just like to thank you all for the generous donations and helping me reach way over goal! Remember to keep on smiling :)

Sorry I haven't been posting my progress! But here I am in Amelia Island during the early days of Spring Break getting those miles in! Keep on smiling!

APR
12

WE DID IT FOLKS! Over $2,500 raised for the children in Sderot! Looks like I got a lot of miles to bike... Remember to keep on smiling!

APR
1

Just biked the first $65! Stay tooned on this on the bike adventure to raise money for the children in Sderot! And remember to keep on smiling!

MAR
31

Hello everyone! My name is Gavin Friedman and I am raising money for Sderot Indoor Recreation Center. Sderot is an Israeli town (not a settlement) near the Gaza Strip. The Recreation Center is a combination of an indoor playground facility for children and their families and a bomb/rocket shelter. It is filled with swings, rock climbing-walls, slides, many more fun activities. It also provides life saving shelter and a sense of security against the threat of terrifying rocket attacks. Families only have 15 seconds to reach the safety of the shelter when the siren sounds. Everyone deserves a childhood and a safe place to play. Your donations help provide that for the children of Sderot. Families only need to pay 10 shekels, which is equivalent to 3 American dollars, for admission. However, this means the Sderot Indoor Recreation Center needs many donations for maintaining the building, activities, insurance, utilities, staff, and now with Covid-19, even more wipes and sanitary products to keep people from becoming ill. Although funded by JNF, the Jewish National Fund, every dollar helps! The Indoor Recreation Center has brought a sense of normalcy to children in Sderot. That's why I am fundraising. So the children can have a place to be a kid. For every $20 raised I will bike one mile just to prove my commitment for this cause. All donations are tax deductible! Every dollar helps! Even sharing the link to your family and friends helps! Help keep the smiles for the Sderot families!

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$2,615
raised of $2,500 goal
 

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