This Purim, Chai Cancer Care delivered over 50 hand packed Mishloach Manot boxes to their younger clients and their families across North London.
The boxes of goodies included pretzels, a variety of chocolates and handmade biscuits lovingly baked by dedicated volunteers in the Chai kitchen. Once boxed up and ready, a second group of volunteers set about delivering the treats to families to enjoy.
One recipient said: “I wanted to thank everyone at Chai for delivering a wonderful box of Mishloach Manot. It was such a beautiful and unexpected surprise that brought smiles to us all.”
Vicki Morris, one of Chai’s volunteers said: “You knock on the doors as a stranger and when you say you’re from Chai, it was so lovely to see client’s faces light up when I said the Mishloach Manot was from Chai.”
In Manchester, long-term Chai supporters, the Myerson family dressed as marathon runners and armed with collection buckets raised over £90 for Chai as part of their Purim Shtick. Timothy said: Chai is an incredible charity who do so much for the Jewish community. As a family, we felt that we should combine the fun of Purim with the importance of Tzedakah. And what better charity to choose than Chai, who are real lifesavers for so many people, just like Esther and Mordechai. Even the name matches perfectly for Purim!!