With over 50 members of Mill Hill Youth, 25 adults, 15 shopping trolleys,
knocking on approximately 1000 doors, collecting well over 3,000 toys,
creating over 30 large sacks, put in 1 van and 8 cars and donated to 6 charities,
we are pleased to announce that the Mill Hill Youth Mitzvah Day Toy Drive was a roaring success.
However, the best thing of all, was that 75 people went home happy and uplifted
in the knowledge that by giving up their time on a Sunday morning
they helped put a smile on the faces of hundreds of less fortunate children.
NW7 KIDS MITZVAH DAY
What a successful afternoon!!
Over 120 people participated in NW7 Kids Mitzvah Day celebrations which took place at MMK. This was a fantastic opportunity to do something amazing for our local and wider community and it brought Mill Hill shul, MMK and Etz Chaim Primary schools together.
The room looked fantastic with balloons and bunting, the atmosphere was great and Chanukah music filled the air.
Reuth Medical Centre, an Israeli Charity was being represented and the children made gorgeous personalised Chanukah Cards which were going to be delivered to the children at the Centre. We also collected new baby clothes to provide warmth this winter for TIKVA, a charity which rescues the abandoned and neglected children of the Ukraine and surrounding areas of the former Soviet Union.
Sparkling Chanukah decorations were made for the shul and local schools and funds raised for SPARKS charity helping all babies to be born healthy and grow healthy.
Everyone came away with only positive things to say about the day and all the children were already looking forward to Mitzvah Day 2012.
Since the event, we have received some lovely feedback Reuth Medical Center.
Click the link below to see the emails and photos:
Chanukah Cards for Reuth Medical Center
Here are the photos our Mitzvah Day event:
SUNSHINE TO SENIORS
Thanks to the many who came along and helped to bring
singing, sweets and sunshine
to the seniors at Sydmar Lodge.
The pictures and video below hopefully capture the great atmosphere
that was enjoyed by all.
INTERFAITH SHOP COLLECTION
Mill Hill Synagogue and St Michael's Church jointly collect non perishables
on Mill Hill High Street to give to homeless shelter of Barnet.
Led by Rabbi Schochet and Father Steven:
The response the community to the mitzvah day blood donation drive was truly fantastic.
60 potential donors registered.
Although some could not donate on the day for various reasons, a total of 45 donors managed to donate on the three days and several more will donate in the coming month.
The blood transfusion service was impressed by the response to mitzvah day, which increased their weekly donations at Edgware Donor Centre by 25%.
Just as important is the hope that all the registered donors will now be sparked to give regularly and so increase furthermore the mitzvot prompted by the day itself.