Monday, March 26, 2012

Our Place Foundation's 5K Run Fundraiser for Trouble Jewish Youth

I have been involved in helping Our Place for 15 years and was delighted yesterday to see over 500 New Yorkers lace up their sneakers to run three miles around the Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn in support of the organization.

Our Place has numerous drop-in-centers for counseling, camaraderie, a home-cooked meal, and referral services for troubled Jewish youth. Located in Midwood, NY, Our Place has been a beloved safe-haven since 1998 for at-risk teens--a place for them to break addictions to alcohol and drugs. Current members and alumni of Our Place are passionate about the program, as several participants credit Our Place with saving their lives.

I love these kids. They are our kids. They come to my Shabbos table, they eat with us--we all have to help and do our part.

You can visit Our Place online at  or on Facebook.

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