Camp Yeka is once again ahead of the curve! After starting the GofundMe craze last Chanukah with their viral campaign. Camp Yeka is again ahead of the trend this time by selling unique “Yeka Yo Yo’s” with the camp’s emblem, for all who donate $200 or more to help fund the “Light Up Ukraine” Chanukah tour. “So far the unique Yo Yo twist has added much excitement to the fundraising efforts” says Yisroel Eichenblatt the trip’s organizer. The Yo Yo’s are also being distributed to over 1,000 children during the trip.
Since its inception three years ago, the annual Camp Yeka “light up Ukraine” Chanukah campaign has shown to be a great success. Each day of Chanukah a dedicated group of staff members travel throughout the country and bring the light of Chanuka to their campers, their friends and their families. The trip plays a vital role in accomplishing the camp’s shlichus by connecting the camper’s summer experience with their day to day lives. The Bochurim also Farbreng with the local Shlucihm and their families, some of which live in far out areas, giving them chizuk and chassidishkeit which they anticipate for the entire year.
The staff have already visited Kiev, Cherkassy Zhitomir and Odessa. They are currently on the way to Nikolayev, Kherson, Zaporozhya, Dneprpetrovsk, Dneprdzherzinsk and Kharkov. They will be visiting over 1,000 children in ten cities, 3 orphanages, 9 schools and 2 youth groups throughout the Ukraine.
Be sure to like their Facebook page for constant updates of the trip.
If you would like to be a part of this great Mivtzoim and purchase a “Yeka Yo Yo” of your own, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. To donate visit campyeka.org.