Stepping up as a man: Teen donates 800 Nikes using $25k from bar mitzvah

Texas youth also donated footware to a local orphanage and a YWCA center for women and children.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
December 1, 2016 14:39
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Woman lacing shoes (illustrative photo). (photo credit: INGIMAGE)

For his first step into manhood, one US teen donated all $25,000 of his bar mitzvah money in order to buy shoes for the less privileged.

Drew Frank, 13, teamed up with the Braden Aboud Foundation in order to purchase more than 800 pairs of Nikes and 800 pairs of matching socks for elementary school students in a lower income neighborhood near his home in El Paso, Texas, ABC 7 News reported on Thursday.



In order to accomplish this, he asked that his bar mitzvah guests bring donations rather than gifts to celebrate his debut as an adult member of the Jewish community.

Additional, shoes were donated to a local orphanage and a YWCA center for women and children.


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