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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Go Mitzvah!?
Go Mitzvah! is an exciting bnai mitzvah program that lets you sponsor summer programs and activities for very sick children and teenagers. As a Go Mitzvah! participant, you can get events at Camp Simcha and Camp Simcha Special* NAMED IN YOUR HONOR.
2. What is Chai Lifeline?
Chai Lifeline is the international children’s health support organization that provides crucial emotional, social, and financial assistance to seriously ill children, their families, and communities. Chai Lifeline’s two-dozen, free, year-round programs and services bring joy and hope to children’s lives and allow each member of the family to cope with the crises and daily challenges of pediatric illnesses. Among Chai Lifeline’s diverse offerings are art therapy, counseling, family retreats, recreational and social programming, crisis intervention, sibling programs, insurance support, family days and holiday parties, and, of course, Camp Simcha and Camp Simcha Special*, incredible overnight summer experiences designed to meet the medical and social needs of children with life-threatening and lifelong illnesses. Chai Lifeline is an acclaimed leader in pioneering new solutions to the challenges facing sick children and their families.
For more information on Chai Lifeline’s programs and services, visit the Chai Lifeline website at www.chailifeline.org.
How do I create and promote my webpage?
You can sign up and create a personal webpage to raise money for a specific program, or contact a Go Mitzvah! representative to create your own, original camp event. Promote your webpage through email, fliers, bake sales or sporting competitions. You can be as creative as you’d like.
I’m old (like, you know, 20) can I still participate in Go Mitzvah!?
Yes, the Go Mitzvah! master’s division is open to all ages. Some members have biked, run marathons, and competed in triathlons, to raise support for Chai Lifeline. While personal camp sponsorships are limited to the bnai mitzvah division, lots of people join in memory of a loved one, or just for fun.
What happens if I don’t meet my fundraising goal?
Participants who do not meet their fundraising goals are not personally responsible to make up the difference. You may even qualify for a different sponsorship, depending on the amount actually raised. The mitzvah, of course, is yours to keep! All you have to do is try your best.

*Camp Simcha is named in memory of Dr. Samuel Abraham and Camp Simcha Special is named in memory of Zvi Dovid Obstfeld

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