Student Voices: What I have learned about the importance of helping others…

What I have learned about the importance of helping others…

I have learned from a young age that there are many different ways to help those in need. Through my many years at Akiva, we have collectively raised money for a number of wonderful charities such as Feed the Truck, Keren Kayemet L’Israel, C'est dans le Sac and many more. One of my favorite charities, however, is C'est dans le Sac. It involves raising money and donating items in order for kids just like us, but less auspicious, to go to summer camp. There are so many kids who are unable to experience summer camp given how expensive it is. Giving back to the community by giving less fortunate kids the opportunity to enjoy their childhood seems worthwhile. I was very happy to be a participant in such a terrific initiative and hope that Akiva students carry on the tradition of helping those in need.

Matthew Vaitzner is an Akiva Grade 6 student.

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