Pledge 13 is a voluntary program for Jewish students preparing for their Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Students commit to giving a minimum of 13 hours to acts of Tzedakah.
Rebecca Lustig chose to help Blessings in a Backpack, a unique program designed to feed elementary school children whose families qualify for the federal free and reduced meal program, and may not have any or enough food on the weekends. Every Friday, students receive their backpacks at school with staples that require little to no preparation. They return to school with their backpacks on Monday ready to learn.
Rebecca collected baked goods from various local establishments and sold them this past weekend at the Kentucky Fair & Expo Center, where three large events were taking place. â€œWe had an absolutely fantastic weekend with my bake sale,â€ said an excited Rebecca. â€œMy goal was around $1500 for all 3 days, but the grand total reached $2,090!â€
Rebeccaâ€™s proud parents are Joan and Craig Lustig and grandparents, Marjorie and Robert Kohn, whose gift to JFCS annually supports the Pledge 13 program.
Thanks to the following bakeries, restaurants, hotels and catering businesses: Breadworks, Costco Bakery, Comfy Cow, Desserts by Helen, Fresh Market, The Galt House, Great American Cookie Co., Java Brewing Co., Krispy KrÃ¨me, Mertâ€™s Bakery, Miejers, Mirabelle Catering, Panera Bakery, Plehnâ€™s Bakery, Proof on Main (21C Hotel), Seelbach Hotel, Starbucks, The Bakery at Sullivan University, Whole Foods.
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