Volunteering to the end!

14/01/20Volunteering to the end!

An incredible 150 volunteers attended an ‘End of 2019’ Volunteering Event initiated and project managed by a group of dedicated JFS students. The event was hosted by GIFT and held at the GIFT Giving Hub and the Jewish Futures building in Hendon. Inspired by the informal education that GIFT deliver to various youth groups and schools in over 100 venues, these students decided to create a family volunteering event themselves. 

Assisted by members of the GIFT team, the event saw a final wave goodbye to 2019 with a mixture of giving and fun activities such as food packing for families in need, making toiletry packs for the homeless, decorated mugs for nurses and carers and making Chanukah cards for the elderly. Shira Joseph, GIFT Educator commented ‘I have been running informal education sessions with this group from JFS for a while and it is amazing to see how they now want to give back and in turn are inspiring others to give. It was a really fabulous event!’ 

GIFT specialises in providing dynamic education that fosters a culture of giving and offers a range of impactful volunteer opportunities to all ages designed to offer practical support to those in need.

 

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"If there be among you a needy person, one of your brethren… you must not harden your heart, nor shut your hand from your poor brother. But you shall open your hand wide to him"
Deut. 15:7-8