Update – Unfortunately we have found that Mitzvah-Project.or is no longer in service. We have found many projects similar to those that were on this niche platform on the larger crowdfunding sites like GoFundMe and Indiegogo.
Tikkun Olam is defined on Wikipedia as Tikkun olam (Hebrew: תיקון עולם or תקון עולם) is a Hebrew phrase that means “repairing the world” (or “healing the world”) which suggests humanity’s shared responsibility to heal, repair and transform the world. In Judaism, the concept of tikkun olam originated in the early rabbinic period.
Many temples ask young people to conduct a Mitzvah Project prior to their bar or bat mitzvah (The celebration of becoming an adult in the jewish religion at age 13)
The founder at Mitzvah-Project.org has established a niche crowdfunding website established to help young people to expand the reach of their bar mitzvah project using crowdfunding. Many “Mitzvah Projects” are efforts to raise money for a charity that the young person is interested in. In the past the activity included setting up a table in the temple or outside a retail store and asking for charitable donations.
Crowdfunding a Tikkun Olam Mitzvah project allows for the project to become global and use the power of social media to increase the reach of the fundraising activity.
Crowdfunding is the perfect option for the tech savvy younger generation to leverage facebook and twitter to bring their mitzvah project to the next level.
Have a look at this easy to use crowdfunding platform based on the technology of Mimoona.com.
We believe this is the perfect forum for crowdfunding, growing the reach of charitable activities utilizing technology and social media to leverage the power of fundraising activities.