GIFT CELEBRATES GIVEFEST WITH A RECORD 600 PEOPLE COMING TOGETHER TO GIVE AND HAVE FUN!

22/07/22GIFT CELEBRATES GIVEFEST WITH A RECORD 600 PEOPLE COMING TOGETHER TO GIVE AND HAVE FUN!

GIFT celebrated its second sold-out GIVEFEST last Sunday - a celebration of fun and interactive giving interspersed with inflatables, waffles, slushes, story telling and music.

Over 600 people came together for a day of family fun, to give back to the community at a series of inspiring 'giving stations and workshops'. Among the most popular giving opportunities was soup-making with volunteers from GIFT’s Giving Kitchen initiative, with all the nutritious meals going to families supported by GIFT. Attendees also came together at the stall run by Give. Help. Share., packing healthy snacks for disadvantaged school children.

As well as opportunities to volunteer and give, those at the festival enjoyed inflatables, popcorn, live music, and competitions with some amazing prizes.

Sandor Milun, GIFT’s Managing Director, said: ‘GIVEFEST was a resounding success, with hundreds of amazing volunteers getting involved. The feedback we have received has been universally positive and, on behalf of the GIFT team, I would like to thank the incredible volunteers who ran the stalls, braided hair, painted faces and welcomed everyone with the warmest, most giving smiles. We hope to welcome even more people to 2023’s GIVEFEST!

Natalie Fegin from Hampstead Garden Suburb told us - “my kids absolutely loved Givefest- my daughter, who is 8 years old said “Mummy - is this only on once a year?!”

Another attendee fed back “Beyond amazing! Priceless to have our son going to sleep last night and saying “Givefest was such a brilliant event”! Thanks for making it happen, as always with the largest generosity and love that GIFT knows how to teach giving!!

Daniel Mirwis told us “What a fantastic day out!! Thanks very much - we were overwhelmed at the amount that GIFT does and it was fabulous education for the kids to join in with so many giving activities. Keep up the super work and may you see blessings in all that you do.”

New additions to the festival this year included

- Decorating hot drinks cups for nurses and carers

- Making friendship bracelets

- Peeling vegetables for families supported by GIFT

- Collating cards and treats for children in Ukraine

GIFT was delighted to partner with local businesses to create a festival that was full of colour, delicious food and opportunities to have fun. Suppliers on the day included DJ Danny Maccabi, Ohbrownbear, Uncle Doovy, Kosher Deli, Waffle Me Up, PiO Gusto and Balloon Bar.

GIFT’s vision is a community engaged, supported and empowered by the gift of giving. GIFT does this by inspiring and enabling lifelong giving. For more information, please visit www.jgift.org.

 

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