The “Nike Sneakers” project for Galilee kids
A Bar-Mitzvah initiative by Jamie Frank from El Paso in Texas warmed our hearts. He decided that with the gifts he received for his coming-of-age celebration, he would contribute to impoverished kids in Israel. As he loves wearing Nike footwear, he used the gifts received to purchase Nike sports shoes and personally distribute them to kids in Israel. One of our ‘Galila Fellows’, Sharon Shalev-Mayer, together with participants of her running groups, volunteered to distribute the shoes to kids in boarding schools and after-school ‘moadonit’ clubs across the Galilee region.
This wonderful gesture by Jamie and his family gave hundreds of kids a special gift they would never had received and we at Galila were honored to be able to partner with the Frank family to implement the purchase and distribution of these Nike sports shoes for kids who need and appreciate the gift.