jOURNEY FOR THE LIVING cHALLENGE
Mark Schonwetter along with his mother and younger sister walked 15 miles to escape their hometown in Poland to go to a ghetto where they thought they would be safer.
We invite you to take the journey and walk (run or ride) in Mark’s footsteps.
Raise money for Holocaust education while bringing awareness to this important topic.
Take the Journey
Become a Sponsor!
Support the Mark Schonwetter Holocaust Education Foundation (MSHEF) and help provide grants to schools enabling them to teach the lessons learned from the past and how they relate to today.
Be a part of the Journey
Participation is free of charge and fundraising is not required, though it is encouraged.
Registration is required for all participants
Get the Journey For The Living t-shirt with a donation of $50 or more!
Registration opens on September 1, 2021
Sign up to be added to the registration reminder e-blast
What your Donation Can Do:
$100 brings 5 books into a classroom
$250 allows a teacher to bring in a Survivor Speaker program
$500 Subsidizes the cost of a museum trip or program
$1,000 pays for transportation for a class to visit a Holocaust museum
In just two grant cycles MSHEF has reached almost 20,000 students nationwide
With the funds raised by events like this.
Help bring programming and materials into schools to continue to teach and learn from the lessons of the Holocaust.
Why your support is so important in making a difference...
“Thanks to the Mark Schonwetter Holocaust Education Foundation…books were sent to Yancey County North Carolina. Yancey County, NC, is quite poor and rural. The 88 Club, a notorious Nazi Youth group, actively recruits members from Yancey County. Two classes in the middle school can simultaneously read the book! Your foundation is pushing back against pro-Nazi youth groups and is reaching into Yancey County, NC!!!!”
- Michael Abramson, North Carolina Council on the Holocaust
Thank you to our generous #jftl sponsors
LEADERS IN THE JOURNEY
Nancy & Andrew Wayne Family
The Lapkin Foundation/ David Gutwetter
Mark & Luba Schonwetter
PARTNERS IN THE JOURNEY
SELTZER FINANCIAL STRATEGIES
BMW of WESTCHESTER
HAYLEY AND ROSS DINERMAN