Fruitful aid at Tu Bishvat

By Jay Grenby, February 12, 2009
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Around 1,500 children from London Jewish primary and secondary schools, nurseries and chedarim joined Gift’s Tu Bishvat initiative to help families in need.

The Hendon-based social action charity asked each pupil to bring fruit to school to be put into baskets by their class.

Volunteers delivered over 100 baskets to clients in time for the festival. Beis Yaakov, Hasmonean, Hertsmere and Yavneh College were among the schools involved.

“This initiative is exactly what Gift is all about,” said the charity’s director Michelle Barnett.

“It illustrates how by contributing just one fruit, a child can, together with others, make such a difference. We were overwhelmed by the support from the schools. The baskets were also so professionally decorated by the children.”

    Last updated: 3:09pm, July 6 2009