Jewish tradition of charitable giving ‘alive and well’ as Norwood shops fill up with Judaica items for Pesach

26 March 2018

Norwood has welcomed a wealth of Judaica donations this year, with the items put on display across its charity stores. Norwood currently runs eight charity shops across North and East London thanks to the support of 150 dedicated volunteers.

One display, at Norwood’s flagship Golders Green boutique (see attached images) includes Siddurim, Pesach plates, Haggadot and other treasures.

Donna Sanders, Shop Manager at Norwood’s Golders Green boutique, expressed her gratitude at both the volume and quality of people’s donations.

“We’ve been bowled over by the donations we’ve received over the past week or two,” she said. “Some of the items people are giving are brand new, and others hardly used. There’s certainly never been a better time to come into a shop and treat yourself!”

Norwood Trading Operations Manager, Kayt Mendies, also welcomed the community’s generosity, saying: “We are delighted that the Jewish tradition of charitable giving, especially around Pesach, is alive and well. Having so many traditional Jewish items on our shelves at such a special time of year is fantastic.”

Norwood’s charity shops will be open as normal until Thursday 29 March. They are then closed on Friday 30 April from 2pm and reopen Monday 2 April for normal hours of 9.30-5pm.

They subsequently close on Thursday 5 April at 2pm, are closed on Friday 6 April and reopen on Sunday 8 April from 10-4pm as normal.

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About Norwood

Norwood is the largest Jewish charity in the UK supporting vulnerable children and their families, children with special educational needs and people with learning disabilities and autism.

Founded in 1795, Norwood is one of the UK’s oldest charities and the only Jewish charity to enjoy the Patronage of Her Majesty The Queen.

It helps children and adults to maximise their potential at home, at school and throughout their lives, through personalised services designed to enable choice.

Each year Norwood needs £35m to keep its services running, £12m of which comes through voluntary donations. These services include a total of 55 residential, supported living and family centres across London and the South East.

Norwood currently runs eight charity shops across North and East London thanks to the support of 150 dedicated volunteers.