GIFT and Hampstead Garden Suburb Shul recently collaborated, putting on the wonderful event ‘Donate with Dignity’. A two-week drop off period at HGSS, of toiletries, household goods and gently worn shoes & coats demonstrated the community’s warm generosity and the period of giving culminated in a meaningful family fun day of giving, just prior to Pesach.
Members of the community from the age of 3 upwards helped sort the collections, preparing them for the recipients.
GIFT’s Events Coordinater Anoushka Goldman explained, “There was something for everyone, a bouncy castle, face glitter, and it was an absolute pleasure seeing the whole community getting involved, getting stuck into pairing shoes, packing toiletry bags and sorting coats, all going to a great cause.”
Hampstead Garden Suburb Shul’s Philippe Katz, who initiated the event told us, “It was a real pleasure working with such a wonderful and well organised team. GIFT’s ethos and everything they do are a key theme and in HGSS’s DNA regarding volunteering.”
Samantha Witkin, a long standing GIFT volunteer who is also a member of the Shul noted, “Getting involved in the GIFT HGSS event was very uplifting and meaningful for the kids and adults alike. It simultaneously gave me a glimpse into the generosity of our community as well as how significant this generosity is for the benefit and wellbeing of those in need both afar and close by.”
GIFT’s mission is to inspire & enable lifelong giving. To partner your shul / organisation event with GIFT contact firstname.lastname@example.org