* * * * * Mitzvah Day * * * * *
22nd November 2015
The project for Mitzvah Day took place at The Hollies, one of the three houses at Tiphereth in Edinburgh's Colinton area, which is part of the International Camphill Movement - ten of these are in Scotland.
Tiphereth is a community which has among its residents adults with learning disabilities. The day was kindly organised by Susan Bard (formerly Gutteridge) and Helen Zollinger (who took the photos). Everyone worked alongside the house parents who had planned the day so that best use was made of the time.
Activities were tree felling, pond clearing, weeding and mulching flower beds and borders, pruning and general garden tidying. It was hard physical work but was tackled energetically and enthusiastically by seventeen members of the Sukkat Shalom Community!
There were tea, coffee, scones and home-made jam on hand all day which really kept everyone's energy and spirits up! Fortunately it was a day with good weather.
You can see by the smiles on people's faces just how much everyone enjoyed the day!
Photos: Helen Zollinger
The work done by the team was very much appreciated by the residents and house parents of The Hollies! It is just possible that there may be another opportunity to continue the good work later this year. I am sure everyone would look forward to seeing the results of their labours during the Summer months!
A huge "Thank you" to everyone who took part!
World-Wide there were 37,000 Volunteers for Mitzvah Day 2015
Anyone for this year's Mitzvah Day 2016?