Hi family and friends. This is Carmen and I am humbly asking you to assist me in fulfill a personal dream of mine. I know that all of you and all of us get asked very often to participate in some sort of program or donation in order to help someone else accomplish their dreams and goals. This sometimes can get overwhelming and a bit tiring but I ask you to just read this to see if it is of any interest to you. If not, I respect it and I appreciate your time but if you think that you could help me out I would be forever appreciative and thankful for helping me.
My life changed last Summer when I was fortunate enough to go to Israel on a youth program, TJJ with NSCY. It was an experience that enriched my soul and my belief in my Jewish culture. Now a few months later I have again another tremendous opportunity to continue my Jewish education, my Jewish learning and to make positive changes in people's lives. I am proud to be of Jewish heritage and by going to Israel for a High School semester with NFTY's HIgh school program EIE. There beside going to school I will be able to do a lot of things in the community and around the country helping others and making sure that I am able to experience iIsrael in every way shape and form, in the sense that I want to show my love for my people and want to make a positive difference in every program that I participate on.
For instance, I am excited to be participating in Plant Your Way to Israel, raising funds to support Jewish National Fund’s critical forestry efforts while at the same time raising funds for my own visit to Israel! I have always wanted to visit Israel and the opportunity to raise awareness and fundraise for such a great cause at the same time is such a privilege.
The program is simple: Half of all the funds I raise will be put in a special account for my trip, and the other half will go towards JNF’s green initiatives in Israel. I’m raising funds to specifically support JNF’s forestry work – work that has helped Israel enter the 21st century with a net gain in its number of trees. But their work is not done and I hope I can count on your support.
Jewish National Fund began as a dream in 1901 to reestablish a homeland in Israel for Jewish people everywhere. In the years since, JNF has made the dream a reality by greening the desert with millions of trees, building thousands of parks, creating new communities and cities for generations of Israelis to call home, bolstering Israel’s water supply, helping develop innovative arid-agriculture techniques, and educating both young and old about the founding and importance of Israel and Zionism.
Please help me reach my fundraising goal for my Plant Your Way to Israel experience – make your tax-deductible donation today!
I will be forever thankful for whatever you can help me with. I will carry you in my heart and my thoughts forever!