Mitzvah Mummies (and Daddies) is just one of the many project ideas put forward by the Mitzvah Day team, encouraging parents to “bring your baby along to a care home to bring joy to the residents”. This certainly captured the imagination of Dr Debra Harris who coordinated a visit by mums and babies to Eventhall House at Heathlands Village.
“It was something I’d wanted to do for ages but used Mitzvah Day and the Mitzvah Mummies initiative as a springboard. After liaising with Jennifer Berger at The Fed, I contacted mums with younger babies…..and I was overwhelmed by people’s positivity.
We went unto the residents’ lounges and rooms and left smiles on everyone’s faces including the amazing Heathlands staff who were so good to us! The feedback was excellent and so we will be looking to repeat this in the New Year definitely.”
Other activities for Mitzvah Day included card-making by residents for other charities