Hannah and Libby, two 13-year-olds raised more than $1,000 for the AECDC.  They undertook this project in preparation for their Bat Mitzvahs, which they celebrated this fall.  In the Jewish tradition, the Bar (for boys) or Bat (for girls) Mitzvah marks the transition to Jewish adulthood.  As part of this transition, the new adults take on the responsibility of doing good deeds for others.

After discussions with family, teachers and Norka Torres, Director of the AECDC, Hannah and Libby were convinced that the mission of the CDC to help the elderly, disabled, working poor and other low income individuals provided the perfect opportunity for fulfilling their community service responsibilities.  Hannah and Libby composed a letter explaining the reasons for their choice to concentrate on the B-Fed (Baby Formula and Emergency Diapers) Program.  They solicited donations for baby products (disposable diapers, wipes, baby formula, clothes, etc.) from local stores.  They also created a website featuring the letter and a place to make a donation.

We are all very proud of Libby and Hannah.  Their dedication and involvement in community work is an inspiration to us all.

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