150 teens volunteered with Project ImpACT on Mitzvah Day at 3 events at 3 locations!
ImpACT Explore Year 8 volunteered at JW3 with Leket and entertained residents at the Spring Grove Care home, with music and Bingo games.
Project ImpACT Year 9 cooked dinner for 100 homeless people at our Cookathon at the JVS. The food that was made went to Crisis Shelter. They also heard a few important words from Georgina CEO of Mitzvah Day about the importance of giving to others and an inspiring talk from Gerald who was a homeless person and now works for Crisis. They watched powerful clips about the homelessness issue in the UK, and how people can become homeless through no fault of their home, such as being redundant or losing a business. Volunteers also collected bags of winter clothes for the homeless which will be distributed to people who are homeless.
Another fantastic session took place at Chai Cancer Care for Year 10 and 11 who took part in a Mega Challah Bake for Chai Cancer patients, led by Rebbetzin Kezi Levin from Brondesbury Park. They heard inspiring talks from staff at Chai and took part in a tour of the amazing facilities at Chai Cancer Care.
Participants were buzzing and enjoyed volunteering and giving back to the community in a hands on way with their friends.
Chayli Fehler, Founder and Director of Project ImpACT was delighted that so many youth turned up to 3 events that were filled to capacity.
‘It is wonderful to see so many young volunteers giving their time and energy to do good for others. We were delighted to launch our programmes on Mitzvah Day. This is the first of many upcoming inspiring volunteering sessions and events that we have planned this year.
We look forward to supporting numerous charities this year and engaging ImpACT volunteers from many across communities to be active and involved in the great charity work that happens in our community.’
For any further information or to sign up to our next events visit www.projectimpact.org.uk