At Shabbat Walk we aim to inspire the youth of our community to become givers.
In doing so we are able to help and assist those who are struggling or are lonely
in our community. Our dedicated young volunteers assist families in need such as
families with special needs children, new born babies and any other struggling families
that may gain from some extra volunteer support. Our older volunteers provide visit and
shifts in hospitals 24/7.
“Just wanted to mention that …. came on Shabbos afternoon in the pouring rain.
I cannot begin to describe to you the feelings that went through me and my
husband when she walked in the door. Shabbos is particularly challenging with …..
at the best of times as we cannot do a lot of the activities we would usually do
during the week she gets really frustrated and bored quickly and needs a constant change
of activity and people all the time. When it rains it’s a million times more difficult.
I know it was probably a challenging visit for …. but I just want her to know, for me it
was a time out where I could regroup gather the physical, emotional and mental energy to
get back in the game and finish up the day in one piece. Thank you to all of you at the
Shabbos Walk who make all our lives that bit more manageable and enable us plow on knowing
that we at various points there will be people to help us out.”
Mother of special needs child
” I just wanted to say… Thank you so much for organizing everything for us.
You sort all the details. I feel so organised when I get informed where I can volunteer.
Its so simple and clear, everything runs smoothly. Thank you for the taxis.
It feels so cool to volunteer.”
“The residents are amazing, they are so nice, they teach us valuable life lessons, they really
treat you as if you were their grandchildren. We love singing to them and they sing along.
We end up leaving with a smile on both our faces.”