The GIFT of time

GIFT’s twin objectives are to inspire and educate people to give while simultaneously helping those in need.

By KEREN PREISKEL
October 27, 2016 17:47
GIFT Israel

A GIFT-organized trip to Leket Israel last Passover, where participants – who included parents and grandparents; Israelis and tourists; singles and families – picked kohlrabi. (photo credit: GIFT)

 
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 In today’s fast-paced world where we spend an ever-increasing amount of time in front of a screen, the concept of personal contact is cherished. Charities have been quick to recognize this with many offering not only the opportunity to donate money but also to donate time and participate in an experience that enriches both the charity and the volunteer.

GIFT (Give It Forward Today) is one such charity. Originally established in the UK in 2003, GIFT Israel, run by British-born Hannah Cohn, has been in operation for the past two years, during which time it has grown exponentially. GIFT’s twin objectives are to inspire and educate people to give while simultaneously helping those in need. Cohn states that she “enjoys the constant challenge of creating new and innovative ways to enable people of all ages and backgrounds to give,” as well as the feedback she receives from both the giver and the receiver.

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