Joe Sondock of Houston, TX, chose Hadassah to receive the proceeds of his bar mitzvah project. What made him perform this act of tzedakah?
"This past year, I volunteered with the West U Little League Challenger Division. This annual six week program gives every child a chance to play baseball, regardless of their limitations.
'As a result of this experience, I will be donating a portion of my bar mitzvah gifts to Hadassah in their honor.
'These funds will be designated to Hadassah Medical Organization's efforts in Israel and around the world to research and develop therapies for injuries and conditions that cause physical and mental disabilities."