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.

 

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