Project Connect is a unique Bar and Bat Mitzvah program that encourages kids to make a positive difference in the world and in the land of Israel.
Project Connect is a division of American Friends of Meir Panim, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is committed to providing relief to the impoverished of Israel, while preserving their dignity.
Meir Panim was established to provide a realistic solution to the growing poverty crisis in Israel by maintaining a network of free restaurants and food distribution programs that offer hope to Israel's poorest.
Sadly, innocent young children are often the most unfortunate victims of Israel's economic crisis. These youngsters leave for school with empty stomachs and go to bed hungry.
Meir Panim distributes hot, nourishing meals to thousands of poverty-stricken children in schools throughout the country ensuring that these students benefit physically, emotionally and academically.
The cost of providing these meals is quite expensive. But the end results are absolutely priceless.
Just how important are Meir Panim's vital services?
According to Israel's former United Nations Ambassador Dan Gillerman, they are crucial. "As one of the most charitable humanitarian organizations in Israel today, Meir Panim is committed to providing basic needs and services for those less fortunate," he wrote.
But it's not just those who are living in Israel recognize the value of Meir Panim's work.
United States Senator Charles E. Schumer is a strong advocate of the organization as well, stating: "Through their programs, Meir Panim has been able to positively change the quality of life for thousands of Israelis in order for them to live dignified and better futures."
By teaming up with Project Connect and Meir Panim, you can make a real difference in the lives of others.