Gift giv­ing helps the less for­tu­nate

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY LIFE -

OVER 300 com­mu­nity mem­bers brought boxes and bags of chametz to a North-West Lon­don drop-off point on Sun­day for the an­nual col­lec­tion of the Gift char­ity.

Wines, bis­cuits, cakes, pasta and ce­real were among the 3,000kg of pro­duce do­nated. The food will be stored, sold through the Lon­don Beth Din and dis­trib­uted to lo­cal fam­i­lies and dis­ad­van­taged Jewish com­mu­ni­ties abroad af­ter the fes­ti­val.

The Has­monean, North-West Lon­don and Nancy Reuben pri­mary schools were in­volved in the col­lec­tion. More than 60 young vol­un­teers, some as young as six, helped fill the boxes.

One of the pack­ers on the full six­hour shift was seven-year-old Meno­rah Pri­mary pupil Rafi Yel­lon. His mother said that he wanted to take part in a project where he and his friends could help oth­ers in a prac­ti­cal way.

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