Pennies With Purpose

Today is Yom Hashoah. The day we remember the Six million Jewish men, women and children who lost their lives in the Holocaust.

Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks has spoken about the difference between history and memory. History is ‘his story’ something factual and not emotive, whereas memory is something personal. He said, ‘it is about handing on the flame of faith to future generations, together with the commitment that what the victims died for we will live for, until hate is banished from the human heart’. Yom HaShoah commemorates the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, ‘the message is that our Jewish identity can be active rather than passive’, which is why we set up Pennies With Purpose.

This year is not only the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, but it is also the first anniversary of Pennies With Purpose. Over the past year we have collected over £10,500 which equates to over 1,500,000 pennies. We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has helped us over the past year. Whether this has been through donating, coming to one of our events or simply liking our Facebook group to spread the word.

Although we are so proud of this achievement, there is still a long way to go until we reach 6,000,000 pennies. So why not today, for Yom HaShoah, in memory of just one person who died in the Holocaust, donate via our website