Mica’s Cause

Written at the age 12, from Got Balz? Causes.com

Hello! I am Mica Jarmel-Schneider, Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider’s son. I am a seventh grader at Alice Fong Yu in San Francisco. I am becoming a Bar Mitzvah this upcoming year, and I am doing a community service project.

I have chosen a project that involves something that I love: baseball. I am collecting and sending baseballs, baseball mitts, helmets, and catcher’s equipment to poor communities in Cuba. I have found a non-profit organization, Global Exchange, that will bring the baseball equipment down there and make sure it gets to coaches who can use it with kids.

I am asking for help in a few ways. If you live in the Bay Area and have any equipment that you are willing to donate, that would be great. Also, if you don’t have any equipment, or don’t live in the Bay Area, then a small amount of money would be fantastic. A donation of $1, $2, or $5 will go a long way. I will use this money to buy used equipment at local thrift stores, because they are cheaper and I can get more of it for the same amount.

Even if you don’t donate, I would greatly appreciate it if you give thought to my project and try to make changes in the world everyday. Every person needs to help for the world to be a better place.

If you have any questions, please e-mail my mom or call me at home, xxx-xxx-xxx.

Thanks for your consideration.

Mica Jarmel-Schneider


1. Everyone should be able to do what they love.
2. Your ability to do what you want to do shouldn’t depend on your income
3. My goal is to offer kids in Cuba a chance to play baseball by providing them with gear and balls.