Due to his love for basketball and desire for world peace, Daniel Shane, a boy from Toronto, Ontario, chose to team up with PeacePlayers International for a project to accompany his Bar Miztvah.
Reports the Canadian Jewish News:
“I was trying to find an organization that combines my favourite thing to do, which is basketball, and create a difference in the world in some way,” he said. “I did a bunch of research with my dad, and after a few weeks of searching, we found Peace Players International.”
Since beginning his relationship with PPI, Daniel has collected $2,000 and 80 basketballs, which he wishes to send directly to the Middle East.
Daniel has been involved with PPI in more than one way. When PPI heard about his interest, they put him in touch with three children in the program in the Middle East, which Daniel has been in close contact with through e-mail. He’ll travel to Israel later this year to meet his new friends.
Daniel also made a presentation to his school about PPI’s work, which you can see here.
For more on his story, visit the Canadian Jewish News.