Chores-For-Charity has been featured in The Bergen Record, The Asbury Park Press, The Suburbanite, The Jewish Standard, The Coast Star, Epilepsy.com, Justine Magazine and the Junior Achievement website: http://studentcenter.ja.org/aspx/PlanBusiness/stories.aspx#IlanaRothbein. Chores-For-Charity will be featured in Exceptional Parent Magazine in the spring 2006 issue.
Chores-For-Charity's Founder, Ilana Rothbein, has received awards from The State of New Jersey, Remax Certificate of Excellence, a President's Volunteer Service Award and was a finalist in New Jersey in the 2005 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.
What adults are saying about Chores-For-Charity
“The Chores-For-Charity program exemplifies how philanthropy can begin with America’s youth by rewarding them with the credit they need at their age.”
Hon. Tony Coelho, Former House Majority Whip and author of The Americans with Disabilities Act
“----By enlisting the support of your friends and community, you and your organization, Chores-For-Charity, were able to donate considerable funds to the NYU Medical Center – thereby making substantial inroads into the search for a cure for epilepsy. Indeed, your invaluable endeavor may just produce the medical breakthrough we need…..I commend your extensive effort and your generous spirit---.”
"The Chores-For Charity Program launched in New Jersey is a model program for epilepsy awareness and empowerment of high school students. I am proud that my home state of New Jersey has taken the lead in such an important program and hope that the program will become widespread throughout the United States."
Jon S. Corzine, Governor of New Jersey
Dr. H. Jennifer Flynn. CEO Flynn Educational Services. Formerly Assistant Superintendent Educational Programs for 17 years with Los Angeles County Office of Education.
“The innovative and selfless nature of Chores-For-Charity, coupled with your superb entrepreneurial spirit and drive make a placement on our online Student Entrepreneur Center fitting.”
“---In addition to compiling a distinguished academic record, you have made substantial contributions through your work with Chores-For-Charity. Your balance of intellectual curiosity and extracurricular interests equips you to take full advantage of the opportunities and challenges available at Simmons---."
Bob Borges, Manager – Web Marketing Manager, Junior Achievement Inc.
Jennifer O’Loughlin Hieber, Director of Admission, Simmons College-Boston, Mass
What students are saying about Chores-For-Charity
"The video showing the teenage boy having seizures was so touching, it made me realize how important it is to find a cure for the disorder. Chores-For-Charity is a great way to get teenagers involved in the epilepsy mission in a simple, yet very meaningful way, while it helps them get the credit they deserve by donating some of their part-time earnings for epilepsy research."
Samina Noorani, 18, graduate of Hebron High School, Carrollton, Texas
"I like the Chores-For-Charity program because it makes my summer job more important as an extracurricular activity. Now some of my earnings will go to epilepsy research."
Griffin Newman, 17, Dwight-Englewood School, Englewood, New Jersey
"Chores-for-Charity is an innovative program that's made me think of my babysitting job in a new way. My parents also like the fact that I'm using some of my own money to help a worthy cause."
Jessie Horowitz, 17, Friends Seminary, New York, New York
"Finding the time to do a community service activity is very hard because I have so many after school activities. With Chores-For-Charity, I can earn community service credit by donating some of my part-time job earnings for epilepsy research, which is really important."
Eric Josephs, 17, Teaneck High School, Teaneck, New Jersey