03/11/20GIFT GO GREEN!

GIFT's newest initiative ‘Go Green’ saw volunteers this week taking care of the environment around them.

GIFT’s litter-picking project encourages families not only to clean up their local areas, but also teaching the younger generation an important message about how they treat the world.

On Sunday, the group of GIFT volunteers started in local parks and branched off to pick litter in surrounding streets.  Many cars passing sounded their horns and voiced appreciation to the young volunteers. Despite the rain, everyone had a great time and In the spirit of friendly competition, a prize was awarded to those who collected the most litter.  

Shoshana, 12 from Hasmonean Girls’ School said 'I knew I'd be doing something good but had no idea how much fun it would end up being....I will definitely think twice before I throw an empty crisp packet or drink can on the street now'.

GIFT’s Shira Joseph, who spearheaded the initiative, said “This project is such a great way to give back to the community. All the equipment provided by Barnet Council means we can carry out this volunteering opportunity in a safe and effective way. We hope to continue this project with individual households during lockdown.”

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