The Blog of Jake Kelfer
The final month of 2019 has arrived! Can you believe it? There are less than 30 days left in the DECADE!!!
As we get ready for our final month, I can’t help but reflect on how awesome this experience has been. There’s no way I would’ve have been able to donate this much on my own, but together we’ve been able to donate over $3,500 to 11 charities across the globe. AMAZING!
For the final month which happens to also be my birthday month, I want us to ELEVATE our game to the next level and do 2 things.
Before we dive in, let’s look back at our year up till now:
The month of December is always one of my favorites. Selfishly, it’s because it’s been the month of presents - birthday and Hanukkah 🙂 With that said, it’s also an incredible time to give, to support, to set your intentions, to be the person you want to be, and to prep for the next 366 days. Yes, next year is a leap year!
Last week, I hosted an event called SCV Strong in response to the shooting that happened at Saugus High School which is in my hometown. When I first heard the news, I was flustered. I was mad, upset, scared, and a lot of other feelings.
So I created an event to bring together the community. We came together as one to talk about the challenges, the issues, and yes, the shooting. My mom who is a psychotherapist and USC professor spoke to help facilitate the discussion.
Following the talk, we all went out in the community and did random acts of kindness. Some people went to Starbucks and bought strangers’ coffees. Others went to fire stations and police stations and dropped off goodies and notes. Another group of people made hundreds of sticky notes with positive sayings and put them all over town.
For our final month of the 2019 Giving Challenge, we are going to raise money for Mental Health and specifically for Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.
You can donate here.
What is the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation?
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation awards research grants to develop improved treatments, cures, and methods of prevention for mental illness.
I am a motivational speaker on a mission to inspire people to achieve their own definition of success and reach the highest level of personal success and happiness.