"Origins of Mercy" - a project in which volunteers help lonely elderly people
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Charitable Jewish Center "Hesed Yaakov" - Origins of Mercy RVC
The Origins of Mercy is a project in which volunteers help lonely elderly people around the house, accompany them on the street and in the store, carry out various assignments, help with minor household repairs, communicate and spend leisure time together.
Coordinator: Borsiova Svetlana
E-mail: [email protected]
Address: st. M. Pinkenson 5
Last news and events from volunteer centers
Sukkot is a time when Jews celebrate the harvest and thank God for His generosity.
Volunteers from the "Origins of Mercy" project, as part of the "Cooking Together" project, baked teiglach for the holiday!
Volunteers from the "Origins of Mercy" project in Beltsy attended an event commemorating the opening of a memorial.
With the initiative of the Union of Israeli Veterans was issued an anniversary commemorative medal in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Day of the Victory.
On the territory of the “Hesed Yaakov” CJC, volunteers of the “Origins of Mercy” project prepared apple jam within the framework of the “Good Jam Day” campaign.
Volunteers of the "Origins of Mercy" project delivered honey, food kits and personal protective equipment to clients
The "Hesed Iaakov" CJC in cooperation with the volunteers of the "Origins of Mercy" project arranged an exciting excursion for children to "OrheiLand"
The "Hesed Yaakov" CJC in cooperation with the volunteers of the "Origins of Mercy" project, arranged an excursion for children to an equestrian club.
Stories from volunteers
Valentina is a retiree, but that doesn't stop her from actively taking part in the volunteer movement.
Her desire to connect with people, help them, and provide support led Valentina to volunteering. Since childhood, she has been very sociable, always surrounded by people. Loneliness is a significant issue for Valentina. Back in 1991, when almost no one had heard of volunteering, Valentina contributed a lot to the synagogue.
She learned about the volunteer movement at Hesed while attending the Day Center group. Valentina participated in the "Equals for Equals" program, having two wards whom she regularly visited. When the project "Origins of Mercy" started in Beltsy, she gladly agreed to be a part of it.
Currently, Valentina has four wards with whom she regularly communicates over the phone, assists at Hesed, and willingly responds to any request. She is constantly evolving, attending volunteer seminars and educational sessions with a psychologist, gaining even more experience and the right approach to elderly people.
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