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10,000 Stairs for Stand Up

Supporting Stand Up: Jewish commitment to a better world

Stand Up: Jewish commitment to a better world

Stand Up

This year is Stand Up's 25th Birthday, and it is also 10 years since I joined the organisation as CEO. 

To mark these 2 anniversaries I've decided to raise funds for our capacity building programs by putting my legs through some serious pain. 

On Thursday the 28th March I plan to do the famous 1000 steps challenge in the Dandenong Ranges TEN times. #ouch

I'll be joined by the legendary Founder of Stand Up Arnold Shmerling. A great mentor and friend who also happens to be super fit. (When I first started we did a half marathon together, and last year we did a marathon, we like pain)

I've been fortunate enough to see first hand the incredible impact our programs have made on our volunteers and the communities we work with. 

I'll be transitioning out of my role at Stand Up in 2019, and I'm really focused on doing whatever I can to see this organisation thrive into the future.

Please consider making a tax deductible donation to Stand Up, and help me hit the ambitious $5,000 target. 

Please also consider joining us for a few laps of the 1000 steps. We'll be starting at 7am, and will hopefully finish with our knees still in good working order.

Thanks in advance for your support, It means a lot.


PS: Stand Up is a movement of Jewish Australians who seek to create positive change through building long term, meaningful relationships with vulnerable communities in Australia. I'm so inspired by our staff and volunteers who dedicate themselves wholeheartedly to the values of tikkun olam (repairing the world) and tzedakkah (pursuing justice).


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Logo Photo Anonymous
Logo Photo Lystie Brigade
Go Samo and Arnie
Logo Photo Brad Sewitz
Amazing effort Samo! Inspirational. All the best
Logo Photo Alex Kats
Well done Gary, Arnold and the whole team!
Logo Photo Gidon Weinstein
Good on you Sampsonite!!
Logo Photo Gavin Kotkin
As a fellow Tank “ eh ta ta we love stairs “ Great cause Samo, amazing achievements over the last 10 years.
Logo Photo Strous Ryan
10 years! Good innings - and great impact!
Logo Photo Ari Rutman
Stand Up rocks!
Logo Photo Jo Silver
Happy Birthday Stand Up
Logo Photo Ashleigh de Winter
Mazel tov!
Logo Photo Gary Samowitz
Proud to be involved in a movement of Upstanders. Looking forward to this challenge.

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