The Jewish Chronicle
Zac’s plea to school brings food aid boost
FOR SINAI Primary pupil Zac Goldsmith, joining his family for a packing session at food aid charity Gift was an eye-opening experience.
Shocked to learn that so many community members were in need of support, the eight-year-old resolved to do more to help.
So he penned a letter to his headteacher, Juliette Lipshaw, asking for the Sinai motto — “a big school with a big heart” — to be brought to bear for Gift’s benefit.
“I thought about how big Sinai School is and how all the families could make a difference,” he wrote. “Please can you allow me to write to the parents asking to bring in food.”
The result was a highly successful food collection. “We are so very proud of Zac,” his mum Viviane said.
“He was genuinely moved when he came to pack food at Gift and even though he hates writing, he was determined to do whatever it took to help those in need.”
And inspired by his namesake, ten-year-old Nancy Reuben Primary pupil Zac Stross has also written to his school requesting that pupils bring in food donations.
Gift’s activities include providing weekly food parcels to more than 230 households where occupants are experiencing financial and/or health issues.
He was so moved when he came to pack at Gift ’