HOW TO GET STARTED:
Contact: Rachel Zelunka
Phone: 647-430-5933 ext. 1813
Chai Lifeline Cananada gratefully acknowledges all of the donations we receive on behalf of the bar and bat mitzvah program. Each young adult will receive a personalized certificate of recognition for their participation and generosity. Tax deductible receipts will be issued accordingly.
Mazal Tov! This is a really special time for you and your family. You’re to be commended for wanted to do something special for other children in honour of this milestone.We at Chai Lifeline Canada can help you create a Bar/Bat Mitzvah project as unique as you are.
GATHER YOUR FRIENDS, HAVE A PARTY, AND A MITZVAH – ALL AT THE SAME TIME!
SHARE YOUR SIMCHA
Share your birthday or special day with a child who is suffering from an illness in the hospital or at home.
Each birthday celebrated by a critically ill child is a special milestone celebrating life. For the children in our programs it not only marks another year, it demonstrates a great achievement.
Share your celebration with a sick kid and your act of
kindness will deliver joy and hope.
MAKE A TOY TOWER
Instead of flowers or balloons, skip the ordinary and do something extraordinary. Toy Towers do more than decorate, they give back. When your party is over, they will brighten the lives of children whose lives have been impacted by serious illness.
PACKAGED WITH LOVE
Create personalized gift packages or kits made with love for sick children. Here are some of the ideas we suggest would help benefit our kids and families:
Sweet Dreams (provided to children spending an overnight in the hosiptal): Cotton pyjamas, stuffed animal, colouring books, crayons, age-appropriate portable games and/or pacifiers.
Cup of Cheer (provided daily to parents and volunteers comforting sick kids in the hospital): Decorate and fill a coffee mug or travel mug with biscotti/cookie, Tim Horton’s or Starbucks gift card, snack, hot cocoa, coffee or tea.
Shining Star Kits and Snack Packs (given to children participating in our weekly Shining Stars Program): Stickers, crayons, drawing pads or colouring books, small games and age-appropriate books.
Hospital Comfort Kit (for children undergoing treatment in the hospital): Travel size toothpastes and brushes, combs, gift cards, slippers, games such as word searches, toys, comfy socks, snacks and stickers.
Summertime Camp Kit (just the thing for children headed to Camp Simcha and/or Camp Lifeline): Beach towel, sunscreen, poncho, portable fan, sunglasses, flip flops, small games, shampoo and body wash.
Welcome Back-to-School* (help a child returning to school for the first time following an extended absence): Backpack, pencil case, coloured pencils, markers, notebook, Staples gift card, fun pens and erasers.
Big Sibling Welcome Packages (Our Big Brother/Sister program pairs up a child and a mentor one on one): These packages can be made targeting different ages and genders, focusing in ice breakers for the sibs. Items that can be included: gift cards to exhibits and venues ie Cineplex or iTunes, selfie stick, cake mix, scrapbooks, friendship bracelet materials, finger paint, Play-doh , science kits, colouring books and crayons, Mad Libs.