Help to refurbish Borehamwood’s new Mosque, provide food and litter pick for the wider community

Gratitude is based in Borehamwood, Herts and fights hunger and food waste. We take food that is good to eat but can’t be sold in shops because of packaging errors or overproduction. We then redistribute it to the community through various free meals projects, community pantry and our network of local charities. Gratitude’s regular users include those with disabilities, mental or physical health issues, in advanced age, those subject to or at risk of poverty or financial hardship, or in some other way disadvantaged or socially marginalised.

In this particular project for Mitzvah Day we want to celebrate our local faith communities and the importance they place on food as a means of bringing them together and in performing Mitzvot.

On Mitzvah Day 2020 we are looking for volunteers, who either already support our charity’s activities or who are new to them, to help refurbish the new Muslim Community Centre on Maxwell Road, Borehamwood together with our Muslim hosts and then perform Mitzvot and good deeds for the wider community by helping the environment. In line with government regulations, this will be performed in groups of up to six volunteers at a time and compulsory wearing of face coverings and social distancing. It will provide a space for learning, interfaith understanding and dialogue, self-development and social inclusion.

These activities will bring together volunteers from the Jewish, Muslim and Christian communities, those of other faiths or none. We will renovate the mosque’s garden, plant flowers, tidy its car park and go on a litter pick next door at Maxwell Park. You will also be invited to see the inside of the mosque to gain a better understanding of their faith.

Please volunteer to support this exciting and important initiative which we hope will strengthen longstanding bonds between Borehamwood’s faith communities.

To find out more about how to get involved and to register for the day please contact the project coordinator, Dan Ozarow danozarow@hotmail.com