Members from the Bushey Synagogue lent a help in hand by volunteering for the Small Acts of Kindness charity in the lead up to Mitzvah Day (annual good-deeds day).
More than 300 ‘warm in winter’ bags are packed and distributed every year by the charity to the elderly in Watford, Three Rivers and Hertsmere, who are often lonely and socially isolated. Blankets, hats, socks, cup-a-soups and hot drink sachets are included in the bags.
Founder of the charity Lynn Misner said: “At the heart of this charity is the incredibly simple belief that a small act of kindness can make a huge difference.”
A coordinator of the Bushey Synagogue’s Mitzvah Day, Sarah Zackheim, said: “Our members had an extremely rewarding time packing the ‘warm in winter’ bags.
“Small Acts of Kindness really fits in with the general Mitzvah Day message this year ‘from generation to generation’ and we can’t wait to embark on the rest of Bushey Synagogue’s projects on Mitzvah Day itself towards the end of November. These include a seniors and juniors joint tea and an interfaith project with St Peters Church visiting elderly members of their community.”