Caring teenagers make an impact

HELPING HANDS: Leeds Jewish teenagers on the city’s streets

THE Impact Care Awards got off to a great start on Sunday with teenagers launching into a variety of community care activities.

One group spent a couple of hours walking around Leeds city centre alongside members of Homeless Street Angels.

The organisation delivers food and clothing to homeless people and the boys offered hot food, warm clothing and waterproofs while engaging in conversation.

At Donisthorpe Hall, two groups of teens ran a quiz night and provided afternoon entertainment for residents.

Another group worked in the Leeds Jewish Welfare Board’s thewellfairshop.

Other projects include assisting at Leeds Jewish Housing Association, waiter duties at Donisthorpe and Adopt-a-Granny.

Sammi Shapero volunteered to supervise the group helping Homeless Street Angels.

“It was a huge privilege to spend time with the boys on Sunday,” she said.

“They were really cheerful and natural with our homeless friends.

“They engaged in great conversations as well as doing an excellent job of distributing much needed food, drinks, clothing, toiletries and dry sleeping bags etc.”

The teenagers will spend six weeks participating in care work, which will conclude with an awards ceremony.

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