The Friendship Circle of Cleveland is using the Aug. 21 solar eclipse to raise funds for children with special needs.
From 1:06 to 3:50 p.m. – during the eclipse over the entire United States – an anonymous supporter will match every dollar donated up to $10,000. Donations are tax-deductible.
“We are currently living in times where light is being eclipsed,” said Rabbi Yossi Marozov, executive director of Friendship Circle in Pepper Pike. “No matter what side of the political equation you are on, we are seeing disturbing signs of dark ideas from what we hoped was only in the past.
“The Torah teaches that the first thing G-d created was light. Light is symbolic of life, happiness, clarity and goodness. Part of the idea that we were each created in the image of G-d, is that we were given the power to create light, to dispel darkness.
“During the solar eclipse on Monday, Friendship Circle wants to give everyone the opportunity to create light. Particularly through brightening the life of a child with special needs in our community.
To make a donation, visit MyWalk4Friends.com/Light.