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Sam's Park Run 4 Souper Troopers

Sam's Park Run 4 Souper Troopers

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My name is Sam Gootkin and I am soon celebrating my Barmitzvah, a Jewish coming-of-age ritual for boys when they turn 13. In honour of my Barmitzvah, I have decided to do something to push me out of my comfort zone to raise funds for Souper Troopers, a non-profit organisation that works to uplift homeless people.

Those who know me know that, unlike my dad, I am not an exercise lover. But, to show my commitment to Souper Troopers, I will run the Green Point Park Run on Saturday 29 December 2018 with my family and other Souper Troopers supporters. 

For over four years they have been bringing dignity, love and respect to the homeless and now they are setting up the Souper Market, a social enterprise that will sell products made by the Troopers. This will create an income for the Troopers and the organisation. They have already planned a beautiful range of beaded jewellery and glassware that they will sell online and at markets. 

I'm raising funds to cover the costs of a second-hand glassblowing machine and the raw materials they need to make their first batch of products – balls of glass, beads and other accessories. Please help me help Souper Troopers by donating to my campaign.

We are all human. We all have a story. Together we are the change. 

 

 

 

 

Donations

  • Jan 04, 2019 - R 411.28
  • "Congratulations Sam on the great park run and for your Barmitzvah!" - Lucas

  • Dec 29, 2018 - R 370.15
  • "Well done for finishing. Great time. Mazeltov for your forthcoming Simcha" - Arelisky family

  • Dec 29, 2018 - R 370.15
  • "Mazeltov Sam!" - Dana Lieberman

  • Dec 27, 2018 - R 370.15
  • "Mazeltov to all the family" - Moritz family

  • Dec 27, 2018 - R 370.15
  • "Good luck Sam. Such a powerful way to start your barmitzvah year. Xx" - Tamara Kolevsohn

  • Dec 27, 2018 - R 185.08
  • "Mazal Tov Sam from M, T, E, J & J" - Sproats

  • Dec 20, 2018 - R 257.05
  • "You can do it Sam! " - Gerrie Berner

  • Dec 06, 2018 - R 365.40
  • "Mazaltov, Sam!" - Lara Marks

  • Dec 06, 2018 - USD $ 379.87
  • "Go Sam!!!" - The Swerling Family

  • Dec 06, 2018 - R 203.00
  • "Best of luck" - Paige

  • Dec 06, 2018 - R 210.00
  • "Go young Sam, great stuff x" - Nancy R

  • Dec 05, 2018 - R 2 056.40
  • "Just do it!" - BFG

  • Dec 05, 2018 - USD $ 37.87
  • "Mazeltov. Fantastic way to celebrate your bar-mitzvah. " - Jonathan Mayers and family

  • Dec 05, 2018 - R 210.00
  • "What a lovely thing to do!" - jen

  • Nov 12, 2018 - R 260.00
  • "We are really proud of you Sam, Mazeltov and good luck with the run!" - Myers family

  • Nov 05, 2018 - USD $ 31.43
  • "Mazaltov on the occasion of your upcoming Barmitzvah! Sam, what an incredible "Mitzvah Project idea". Go for it Sam x " - Mark N Allen and Tracy Diamond Allen

  • Nov 04, 2018 - R 2 056.40
  • "You can do it!" - Fran & Michelle

  • Nov 02, 2018 - R 185.08
  • "PG this "chai" donation will just multiply.........." - Cuz (assuming) #1

  • Nov 02, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "What an awesome thing to do! Mazeltov on your barmitzvah" - Ruth Levin-Vorster

  • Oct 30, 2018 - R 370.15
  • "Enjoys your run! I hope that your fundraiser is a success!" - Deena Foulkes

  • Oct 30, 2018 - R 1 708.40
  • "Good luck Sam with this great initiative! " - Selwa, Theo and Alex

  • Oct 30, 2018 - R 185.08
  • "What a s(o)uperb idea!" - Lustig crew

  • Oct 30, 2018 - USD $ 40.14
  • "Wishing you a big mazeltov on your barmitzvah, Sam! And well done on using this special occasion as an opportunity to do good for others." - Gottschalk family

  • Oct 29, 2018 - USD $ 12.97
  • "Mazeltov!!! " - G Lyons

  • Oct 29, 2018 - R 1 850.76
  • "In honour of a true Mensch, Theodore Yach for his invaluable support and wise counsel for Souper Troopers" - Tony and Charlene Shapiro

  • Oct 29, 2018 - R 370.15
  • "Happy birthday to our cousin Michael, a very great supporter of Souper Troopers and a runner himself." - Tony and Charlene Shapiro

  • Oct 29, 2018 - R 180.00
  • "Go well Sam! " - Glenda

  • Oct 29, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Way to go, Sam. We are so proud of you!" - Mom, Dad and Billie

  • Oct 29, 2018 - USD $ 36.00
  • "Mazaltov Sam on your upcoming Barmitzvah! And congratulations on not only leaving your comfort zone, but doing it to benefit others. " - Leeman family

  • Oct 29, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "This is such a beautiful gesture. All the best." - Ashleen

  • Oct 27, 2018 - R 370.15
  • "What a meaningful run this will be. Mazeltov Sam from the May Family " - Beverley May

  • Oct 27, 2018 - R 180.00
  • "'A Simcha shared is a Simcha doubled', Mazal Tov Sam, its a wonderful gesture to share your Simcha with Souper Troopers." - Tamar Lazarus

  • Oct 27, 2018 - USD $ 36.02
  • "Go for it dude we got your back! Stick us on your Playlist when you run :) " - Goodluck Band

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Donations to date

R 22 599.05

Fundraising target

R 23 000.00
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Kerry Hoffman spent a day sharing soup and sandwiches with people living on the street and that experience led to the establishment of Souper Troopers, a level 1 B-BBEE contributor, registered NPO and PBO that aims to restore dignity to homeless people and help them reintegrate them into society, thereby achieving its purpose of eradicating homelessness.

To set up your own fundraising page for Souper Troopers click here.