Jubilee GIFTS in the community07/06/22
GIFT celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee & Shavuot in style, sending volunteers to Manchester’s Beenstock Care Home to celebrate & decorate British themed cupcakes with the residents.
In GIFT London school sessions, JFS and King Solomon students made bunting and decorations for Jewish Care homes, which was very much appreciated; and hundreds of primary school children wrote good wishes and thanks to the Queen using GIFT Jubilee postcards.
Scones were added to the hundreds of Giving Kitchen meals prepared and given out in the community and over 35 young professionals participated in a GIFT packathon making up Jubilee themed recipe boxes for GIFT recipient families to bake themselves at home.
Before Yom Tov, GIFT put on a celebratory evening for Batmitzva girls and their mothers, making flower boxes for GIFT families.
GIFT’s Bnei Mitzva Coordinator, Esther Zneimer noted, “It was a lovely opportunity for mothers and daughters to spend time together in a meaningful and giving capacity. The flower arrangements were beautiful and really enhanced the special Yom tov packages that went out to our recipients.”
In total over 500 volunteers were engaged, with over 1,000 benefitting.
GIFT wishes Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II a huge Mazel Tov on this momentous occasion and thanks the community for joining with GIFT fo make such a difference to so many.
Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility