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Project Give Back graduates stay involved with their causes
Village Living Magazine

Project Give Back graduates stay involved with their causes.









Events raise cash, and hope, for Haiti
Events raise cash, and hope, for Haiti

They will never walk a mile in their shoes, but students at nine Toronto public and private schools are making sure kids in Haiti won’t go barefoot.

More than 500 Grade 4 and 5 students from Allenby, Hillcrest, John Ross Robertson, Crestwood, Leo Baeck North and South, USDS Bathurst and Bayview, and Netivot HaTorah schools collected more than 5,000 pairs of shoes. Project Give Back and the students worked with shoe retailer Soft Moc and Soles4Souls to deliver the shoes to earthquake victims…


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Mount Sinai Recognizes its Youngest Supporters

These young students were inspired to raise awareness for Mount Sinai Hospital by a special school project. Project Give Back ……


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Cantor’s family raises $25K for breast cancer research

Cantor Eric Moses and his family decided to participate in the Sept. 30 CIBC Run for the Cure, presented by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, after his son, Sammy, a student at Associated Hebrew Schools, came home with Project Give Back.


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Jacob’s Ladder co-founder, Ellen Schwartz, explains why and how her newest project is inspiring young students across the city to make positive changes in their own lives and the lives of others.


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Kid philanthropists: Charity begins at grade school

For Mark Mannarn, coming up with the concept for his charity event was simple. “I love hockey. And I hate cancer,” the 12-year-old says.


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What’s with kids these days?

Project Give Back teaches community spirit: The learning-by-doing approach is helping these kids internalize the value and rewards derived from helping others


School Project Develops Future Philanthropists
School Project Develops Future Philanthropists

Project Give Back, a unique program for students in grades 4 and 5, has left an indelible mark on the students who participated in it, their teachers say. Ellen Schwartz, a Grade 4 teacher at Eitz Chaim Day School, developed the project in her general studies class four years ago. The goal was to teach children empathy, compassion, philanthropy and communal responsibility, all of which require the efforts of both the home and the school. It has received rave reports from educators and charitable organizations.