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Shalom Schwartz

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Participating in The Get Into Geerz Two-Day Ride 2023

My Fundraising Goal: $3600. Raised: $105

$105 (3%)

Why I'm Participating

On March 27 I will once again be participating in a two day mountain bike ride in the hills of Israel’s western Galilee to raise money for a unique organization named Geerz. Geerz literally transforms the lives of hundreds of Israeli kids through a highly innovative and effective therapeutic mountain biking program. These kids suffer from a wide range of issues such as ADHD, PTSD, anxiety, eating disorders, anger management and autism and Geerz has created a customized curriculum to develop communication, self confidence, problem solving and team-work. Geerz works even where conventional therapy has failed. In fact, over 75% of Geerz participants are referred by education and mental health professionals.Over the last year and a half, Geerz has expanded its therapeutic mountain biking programs to Israel's periphery and development towns such as Sderot which is precisely where the kids need it the most but can afford it the least. The demand in these areas is enormous. However, since ... More