FROM collecting women’s toiletries for a refugee charity to gathering produce for a north Leeds food bank, community members donated their time and efforts to many worthwhile communal causes for this year’s Mitzvah Day.
As volunteers contributed to a variety of faith-based social action projects and schemes, the community centre was buzzing with activity.
The Knit and Natter groups were making and selling fidget muffs for older people, and taking the opportunity to appeal for donations of wool, buttons, ribbons and fabric.
The community also brought in books to support Langdon Specialist Further Education College for young adults with learning disabilities.
There was also face-painting for the children, a contribution from the Giving Voice Choir and a food bank.
Sinai Synagogue volunteers potted plants to distribute across the community.
A learning venture about the signs and effects of dementia was led by experts from the dementia services available at the Welfare Board.
Mitzvah Day was launched at the community centre, whose management had made the mitzvah of lending the centre’s facilities for the day.