Hundreds of young shluchos from the Nigri International Shluchim Online School joined a Mitzvah Challenge in honor of a shliach and father suffering from a terrible illness.
Girls from the 8th grade launched a program in the zchus of a classmate’s father to help speed up his recovery. The #345MitzvahChallenge set out with an ambitious goal: complete 345 new mitzvos. The girls each took on a hachlata and nominated another young shlucha or community member to do the same.
“Over the span of just three weeks, the girls reached their goal and completed 345 mitzvos,” one of the extracurricular staff supporting the initiative told COLlive. “But even though the goal was reached, it didn’t just stop there. It’s still going!”
“I realized that I started a chain! My nominee nominated someone else who did it and nominated someone else – like, eight times already!” said Rivky Litvin of G6. “That’s nine just from me!”
#345MitzvahChallenge was created by the 8th graders themselves, an entire initiative that swept through the school and their friends in record time.
“That’s really our mission at the Nigri International Shluchim Online School,” said Mrs. Malkie Gurkow, principal of the school. “We work to to empower our students. It’s a place where 8th grade girls can come up with and launch an entire initiative, and where young students feel empowered to participate and encourage others to do the same.”