Sent pack­ing for sur­vival plan

The Jewish Chronicle - - Community - BY JC RE­PORTER

SCHOOLS, SHULS AND in­di­vid­u­als have re­sponded pos­i­tively to World Jewish Re­lief’s Op­er­a­tion Win­ter Sur­vival to pro­vide es­sen­tial items for im­pov­er­ished Jewish fam­i­lies in East­ern Europe.

Many or­gan­i­sa­tions have planned group “packathons” to fill sur­vival bags with do­nated warm clothes and toi­letries. Mem­bers of United, Re­form, Lib­eral and Ma­sorti com­mu­ni­ties have joined forces for a Herts col­lec­tion. In Ken­ton, So­bell Si­nai pri­mary pupils have adopted the project as part of a pro­gramme about the im­por­tance of help­ing de­prived and vul­ner­a­ble com­mu­ni­ties world­wide.

“The re­sponse has been fan­tas­tic,” re­ported Ros­alind Blue­stone, man­ager of WJR’s Gifts in Kind pro­gramme. “The need is great and our sur­vival bags are an easy way to make a big dif­fer­ence.”

WJR hopes to fill over 2,000 bags be­tween now and Jan­uary.

Well sorted: WJR’s Liz Jes­sel and Eric Brookes box­ing the sup­plies

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