Mazel Tov on your upcoming B’nai Mitzvah and thank you for considering Save a Child’s Heart as your Mitzvah Project.
Who Are We and What Do We Do?
Save a Child’s Heart is an Israeli-based international humanitarian organization based in Holon, Israel at the Wolfson Medical Center. Our mission is to provide lifesaving cardiac surgery for children from developing countries. Without this open heart surgery to correct both congenital and acquired heart problems, the children would not survive. Since 1995, SACH has provided care to over 3,000 children from Africa, South America, Europe, Asia and throughout the Middle East.
Why Is This Important?
Save a Child’s Heart is motivated by the age-old Jewish tradition of Tikkun Olam – repairing the world. By mending the hearts of the children, regardless of their origin, SACH is contributing to a better and more peaceful future for all of our children. Save a Child’s Heart believes that every child deserves the best medical treatment available, regardless of race, nationality, religion, gender or financial situation.
What You Can Do?
For your Mitzvah Project, you can set up your own fundraising web page with your photo and personal message to send to your family and friends Donations can be made directly through your site and you’ll be able to track your progress. $10,000 is required to save the life of one child suffering from heart disease. This amount covers the costs of hospitalization plus room & board at the Legacy Heritage Children’s Home for Save a Child’s Heart. Children stay for an average of 10 weeks at our Children’s Home.
Visiting Israel for your Bar/Bat Mitzvah?
Please come visit us. We would be honored. This is a great opportunity to see where your donations and hard work are going. You’ll have an opportunity to take a tour, meet some of the children and even take pictures.
Need Some Fundraising Ideas?
Bake some delicious treats & sell them to your friends and family.
Ask your friends and family to help you run a car wash at a local community centre or gas station.
Make tzedakah boxes and distribute to your friends and family. Tell them you’ll be collecting them within a certain time frame and then count up your coins!
Raise money and awareness while playing your favorite sport. Ask friends and family to sponsor your team.
Ask friends and family to sponsor you for every sit-up, push-up, jump rope, etc…
Run-A-Thon, Bike-A-Thon, Dunk-A-Thon
For every mile you run/ride, or basket you make you will receive donation.
Have a favorite local restaurant? Ask them to partner with you for a night to benefit your Mitzvah Project. When a costumer comes in and mentions your name and/or SACH, 20% (or an agreed upon amount) will go directly to your mitzvah project.
Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt
Ask your favorite dessert shop to create a special flavor for your Mitzvah project. When a costumer comes in and orders your flavor, 20% (or an agreed upon amount) will go directly to your mitzvah project.
Make friendship bracelets and sell them to benefit your Mitzvah project.
Are you a musician? Create a ‘Battle of the Bands’ event and ticket sales will benefit your Mitzvah project.
Jump Rope for SACH
Mitzvah Project Testimonials
Ashley from Toronto, Canada
"At the Holy Blossom Mitzvah fair, I saw many different organizations talk about what they did as a charity. They were all very inspiring. They talked about helping others and our environment, but there was one that stood out to me; Save a Child’s Heart."
Tyler from Toronto, Canada
"“Save a Child’s Heart was the only charity that actually saves children’s lives. The Talmud says “Whoever saves a life; it is as if you have saved the entire world.” Save a Child’s Heart and you saved not only their world, but the world of those who love them. With the generosity of friends and family we save not one life but TWO! I was so incredibly thrilled! Each one of these children has a family who loves them, and each has a life ahead of them that would not have been possible without Save a Child’s Heart.""
Jacob from San Diego
"“At the time of my Bar Mitzvah, the opportunity to tangibly save a life was far and above the most significant justification of such a great cause. It did not seem fair that a child's right to life would be determined solely on geography, and Save a Child's Heart echoes this sentiment in their mission. My eagerness to be involved with SACH was further solidified by the organization's ability to see every child equally, regardless of religious, ethnic, or political background; the sign of a true humanitarian organization.”"