Helpers sent packing by Langdon
SIX LANGDON volunteers helped to distribute 1,000 Mitzvah Day T-shirts within 24 hours in the run-up to the annual day of good deeds, which this year will be on November 19.
The Langdon group — all with learning disabilities — joined six young professionals at Mitzvah Day’s Edgware hub to pack and hand out bags also including balloons, bunting, stickers, posters and even baby bibs.
Merchandise was delivered nationwide via centres in north and east London and Manchester.
Mitzvah Day has a partnership with Langdon, through which young professionals pair with Langdon members. Mitzvah Day executive director Dan Rickman was inspired by his own friendship with Langdon’s Andrew Pievsky, who he has known for seven years.
Mr Pievsky was among the Langdon packers, along with Charlotte Archer, Hannah Baruch, Robert Bluestone, Daniel Bourla and Jamie Pash.
Driving the supplies around the country was Mitzvah Day’s project co-ordinator Jacob Forman. He said that “as someone who has volunteered from a young age and now is able to facilitate others in their volunteering, I’ve seen how Mitzvah Day is such a positive experience for volunteers and those they are helping”.