Looking for ways to do good deeds this summer at home and in the community? Join our Triple Mitzvah Event and make a difference.


The Butterfly Project combines Holocaust education with art to cultivate empathy and social responsibility.


Triple Mitzvah Event: 3 Good Deeds of Hope!


Thank you for joining us!


If you aren’t familiar with our work, The Butterfly Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to combine Holocaust education with art to cultivate empathy and social responsibility for people of all faiths and backgrounds. Our programming belongs in schools, community centers, houses of worship, universities and museums.

We've adapted our lessons for social distancing and are expanding our lessons to address current issues of inequity, justice, inclusion and empathy. The butterflies, painted in memory of the 1.5 million children killed in the Holocaust remind us that we have to do better and prevent suffering from outright racism and hatred today.


We need your help. Please support us by giving a gift of $54 (or more) to help us reach our fundraising goal this year.


Help the most vulnerable members of our community. Together we make a powerful difference to those currently facing food insecurity. Please join us on Sunday, July 26th from 10:00am -1:00pm by bringing your canned and dry goods in support of San Diego Jewish Family Service (JFS) Hand Up Food Pantry.

Triple Mitzvah Collection Site: 4950 Murphy Canyon Road, San Diego, 92123.


How To Participate


Participating in these good deeds is easy! Just follow the 3 steps and you'll be on your way to making a difference this summer.


Step 1: 1st Mitzvah
Donate a minimum of $54 (or more) by Wednesday, July 22nd to The Butterfly Project to support our work and reserve your mini butterfly kit. All mini butterfly kits include 6 ceramic butterflies, 6 individual biography cards of a child who perished during the Holocaust, glazes to paint your butterflies, and paint brushes. These materials are all yours to keep, except the butterflies once they're painted (we need those back for the planter boxes in the 3rd Mitzvah).


Step 2: 2nd Mitzvah

On Sunday, July 26th between 10:00 am-1:00 pm, please come to 4950 Murphy Canyon Road San Diego 92123 for a contact-free drive-through pick up of your butterfly kit. Be sure to bring some non-perishable food items to support the JFS Hand Up Food Pantry! All safety guidelines will be followed for social-distancing.

After picking up your mini butterfly kit, gather your family or friends to paint butterflies and watch our short film to learn about The Butterfly Project and the unique and diverse communities that have joined our mission.

Feel free to share pictures of your experience and painted butterflies on Facebook and Instagram. Tag us at @TheButterflyProjectNow and use #thebutterflyprojectnow #triplemitzvahevent #3gooddeedsofhope when you post.


Step 3: 3rd Mitzvah
Give your painted butterflies back to us so we can use them to help beautify several front-line service organizations in San Diego. On Sunday, August 2nd, a TBP volunteer will come to your house to pick up your painted butterflies or you can drop off to our office on this day between 11:00am-2:00pm so that they can be included on one of the mosaic planter boxes that will be installed in our community.


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