The Big Birthday Appeal aims to encourage children of all ages to think about others who aren't as fortunate as they are by raising money for Jewish children in need throughout the year. Marking a birthday by making a donation to Big Birthday or requesting donations from others instead of gifts is a lovely way to share a celebration with children who really need our help.
The Big B'Mitzvah Appeal allows Bat and Bar Mitzvah children to share their simcha with children in need. If you're celebrating your Bat or Bar Mitzvah, you can donate a little bit of your gift money to help children with special needs.
Friends and family members of a Bat or Bar Mitzvah child can help too by giving a donation on behalf of the Bat or Bar Mitzvah child instead of a present (or alongside a smaller gift).
For more information visit: http://www.thebigbirthdayappeal.org/