With the holiday giving season right around the corner, we were beyond thrilled to learn about two MAZON supporters, Suse Cohen and Adam Cohen (not related), who are tapping into their creativity to help us fight hunger. Check out their neat projects:
Flipping over Chanukah and Fighting Hunger
Suse is a religious school educator in Iowa who works to deepen her students’ understanding of tzedakah (social justice), chesed (kindness) and tikkun olam (repairing the world). Her quest began a few years ago with a handful of 15 minute lessons centered on a unified theme: “Because the world is not fair, we must share.” The idea really took hold, and students started not only begging for Suse’s lessons, but also engaging in their own efforts to share. So inspired by her students’ embrace of chesed, she decided to take it to the next level and raise money for a charitable cause.
During this past High Holy Days, she was moved by a sermon about hunger given by Neil Salowitz, a MAZON board member. But it was a visit to San Francisco that opened her eyes to the prevalence of hunger and homelessness that is less apparent in her midwest hometown. She knew then that she should donate a portion of the t-shirt sales to MAZON.
A Nice Jewish Guy Makes Calendar to Support MAZON
Adam Cohen knows a challenge lurks for all of us at the end of every year: which calendar to buy for the upcoming year. But he thinks he’s hit on the perfect alternative to flowers, puppies and sports cars: mensches!
Forget the firemen and the nature scenes! Adam’s Nice Jewish Guys 2011 calendar showcases twelve down-to-earth, Jewish guys any mom would approve of and any guy would choose to befriend. What’s even better is that Adam has agreed to donate a generous portion of the profit to MAZON.
For more information or to purchase a calendar, you can click here.
As an anti-hunger advocacy organization, we love it when others to speak out and take action on behalf of hungry people! Use these people as inspiration and create your own project to raise money. Or if you or anyone you know is already doing something similar, please let us know. We want to applaud your efforts.