Richmond twins Sarah and Amy Aginsky receive the Young Lamplighters Award of Hannukah 2015 Sunday from Centre for Judaism director Simie Schtroks (second from right)

Sisters celebrated for community service

Twins Sarah and Amy Aginsky received the Young Lamplighters Award of Hannukah 2015 Sunday in South Surrey.

Richmond twins Sarah and Amy Aginsky received the Young Lamplighters Award of Hannukah 2015 Sunday, during the annual menorah lighting at Semiahmoo Shopping Centre.

The award recognizes the girls’ community service this year, which focused on collecting and distributing clothing and footwear to the homeless and impoverished.

Their Street Store – a concept founded in Cape Town, South Africa nearly two years ago – involved collecting clothes and other items and organizing a pop-up, one-day store where ‘shoppers’ were given the opportunity to select apparel and shoes at no cost.

Between January and March, the sisters collected truckloads of donated clothing and footwear, then distributed them to the needy on March 6, at the Lighthouse Mission in Bellingham.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Surrey Police will replace RCMP, government confirms

City of Surrey has been authorized to set up its own city police force

Debris-clearing practices along South Surrey rail line concern SFN, naturist club

‘Discussion needed’ regarding sensitive areas along Crescent Beach railway: SFN chief

Free ‘Hockey FIT’ program aimed at overweight Surrey-area guys

Expanded ‘Hockey Fans in Training’ partners with WHL Giants and Surrey’s Tong Louie YMCA

Pedestrian killed on Surrey’s Highway 17

Police say the incident occurred around 6 p.m. Feb. 26

Suspect in naked crime spree to appear in Surrey court

Police allege he’s responsible for thefts and multiple collisions

B.C. residents in Wet’suwet’en territory have right to police presence: Public Safety Minister

Nevertheless, Bill Blair said officials remain ‘very anxious’ for the barricades to come down

First arrests made at BC Legislature after Wet’suwet’en supporters spray chalk on property

Legislature security arrested two people, allegedly for mischief

Canada’s 13th coronavirus case confirmed as husband of 12th patient

More than 81,000 cases of COVID-19 have occurred since the virus emerged in China

Shuswap boy wins hockey stick from NHL hero with rock, paper, scissors

Chase’s Payton Koch’s exchange with Minnesota Wild’s Kevin Fiala caught on camera

Vancouver 4/20 event to protest ‘intolerance of cannabis’ at Sunset Beach in 2020

The 2020 event is billed as a ‘protest and farmers market’

UPDATE: Son, 5, dies in hospital after crash that killed dad, older son on B.C. highway

Mike Cochlin and sons Liam and Quinn were travelling on Highway 5A

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs to meet today with federal and B.C. governments

Nationwide rail and road blockades have been popping up for weeks

Chinatowns across Canada report drop in business due to new coronavirus fears

Around the world, about 81,000 people have become ill with the virus

VIDEO: Province promotes ‘lifting each other up’ on 13th annual Pink Shirt Day

Students, MLAs, community members gathered at B.C. Parliament Buildings Wednesday

Most Read

l -->