Helpers sent pack­ing by Lang­don

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

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”.

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