US Chesed News

Project Chesed's Most Successful Toy Drop
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Monday 19th January 2015

Our recent campaign, Donate a Toy to light up a child’s face this Chanukah, has really touched our members, many of whom have been hugely generous in donating toys, books, games and teddies that will be given to children, both Jewish and non-Jewish,  in need in the Ukraine, the Philippines and the UK. Contributions have already been received from many US synagogues. They have been joined by subscribers to the Jewish Baby Directory and Gift, both of whom have also given a huge number of items. The toys in the photo show just a tiny proportion of the toys collected, which are either in the warehouse ready to be shipped out or are in Shelley Schachter Kahm’s (who set up and runs the Toy Drop)  house prior to being sent out. Readers may remember that Shelley recently received a Point of Light Award from the Prime Minister, David Cameron, to recognise her achievements in volunteering. Thank you to all our donors – both we and the eventual recipients are so grateful to you.