09 Nov A Teen Donated More Than $30,000 Worth of Shoes to Children in Need
While many 13-year-olds are showered in gifts at their bar mitzvahs, a teenager from El Paso, Texas, decided to use the opportunity to give back to those in need instead.
In lieu of gifts, Drew Frank asked his bar mitzvah guests to make donations, which he then used to buy new shoes for Beall Elementary School students in South Central El Paso.
“I’m giving sneakers to these kids who may not otherwise have these sneakers,” Frank explained to the El Paso Times. “I wanted to give back to these kids who are less fortunate than me.”