Get Involved

Get Involved!

There are loads of fantastic ways to be a part of our vision. Have a look through this list and see what catches your eye! Click on each for more details.

Make a Donation

Donate Now

Everything that The Together Plan does is possible only because of the generosity of people like you. With your help, we can continue our vital work.

Donate Now

We currently accept donations through the BT MyDonate service. The Together Plan receives 100% of all donations (less card charges).

If you would prefer to donate using a different payment method, please do get in touch.

Become a Friend

We're currently developing a friendship scheme and details will be displayed here very soon.

In the meantime, if you’d like to support our work, we invite you to made a donation.

If you would like to know more about the friends scheme or would like to become a friend, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Donate Unwanted Goods

We are very grateful for donations of any of the following:

  • Good quality clothes and shoes for all ages
  • Sheets, towels and pillowcases in excellent condition only
  • Toys and board games (with minimal English)
  • Stationery and supplies for arts & crafts activities
  • Sports equipment (e.g. balls, bats, hoops, cones)
  • Computers and printers (in working order)
  • Knitted or crocheted blankets
  • Judaica (candlesticks, chanukiyot, kippot, tallitot, challah covers)
  • Furniture (especially: folding tables, stackable chairs, partition screens)
  • Microwaves
  • Musical instruments

We have drop-off points at Finchley Reform Synagogue and Hendon Reform Synagogue during working hours. For addresses and contact details see their websites. We are sometimes able to collect items within North London; if you require a collection please get in touch and we can arrange this.

Unfortunately we are unable to accept the following: pillows, duvets, curtains, rugs, cushions, personalised clothing and uniforms, home-made knitwear, ethnic clothing.

Where your donations go

Donate Designer Products

The sale of donated designer goods is a valuable source of income for us. If you have unwanted good quality designer clothes or other goods, please consider donating them to The Together Plan.

We have drop-off points at Finchley Reform Synagogue and Hendon Reform Synagogue during working hours. For addresses and contact details see their websites. We are sometimes able to collect items within North London; if you require a collection please get in touch and we can arrange this.

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Sponsor or Fundraise

Come to an Event

Attending one of The Together Plan's regular film screenings, talks or quiz nights is an easy and fun way to support us. You'll also have the chance to meet our team of volunteers as well as like-minded supporters.

For a complete up-to-date list of upcoming events, and to book a place on one, please see our EventBrite page.

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We're currently developing a friendship scheme and details will be displayed here very soon.

In the meantime, if you’d like to support our work, we invite you to made a donation.

If you would like to know more about the friends scheme or would like to become a friend, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Sponsor a Sunday School student

The Together Plan has a strong focus on youth - they are the future leaders of their communities and their appetite for learning is strong. We have Sunday Schools in Polotsk, Bobruisk and Slutsk, and a big part of these are Hebrew Classes, where children learn using the Eize Kef system. Depending on the community, Sunday school classes also include tuition in English, Jewish traditions and festivals, and Jewish music and dance.

You can help to keep this project going. Would you be willing to sponsor a child to attend Sunday School for a year? You will know who you are sponsoring, be able to write to them and you will receive progress updates. You could even go and visit them as part of one of the trips that The Together Plan runs.

£300 will pay for a child to go to Hebrew classes for a year. It covers the cost of the space, the resources, and the teachers' time. Some children learn Hebrew as part of working towards their Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Supporting this project could make a real difference to a child's Jewish identity, and the revival of Judaism in the Former Soviet Union.

How to Sponsor

Sponsor an Aid Shipment

It costs us £3000 to send a lorry packed with humanitarian aid on the 1350-mile journey from London to Minsk. That’s £2.20 per mile. And we have to raise this figure once every six months or so.

We’re calling on you, our supporters, to help us send our next lorry on this week-long voyage. For just £2.20 per mile you can be proud to say that you paid for a small part of the journey. Whether that’s from London to the Belgian border or just a block or two! We’re hoping to send our next lorry in October or November, depending on how soon we acquire enough aid.

We currently accept donations online through BT MyDonate; The Together Plan receive 100% of all donations (less card charges). Simply put ‘Lorry Sponsorship’ in the ‘personalised message’ box and we’ll do the maths. If you’d prefer to pay by another method, please let us know.

Pledge a Birthday

Give the gift of charity. This year, invite friends and family to mark your birthday by making a donation to The Together Plan.

They and you can donate through BT MyDonate by clicking the link below. The Together Plan receives 100% of all donations (less card charges). If you'd prefer to donate using a different payment method, please do get in touch.

Make a donation

Host a Collection Box

Host a collection box in your office or shop and make it easy for your friends, colleagues, customers and clients to support us. It's also a great way of raising The Together Plan's profile.

We provide the collection box and collect it when it's full. If you'd like to host one, please get in touch so we can arrange to get it to you.

Sell For Us on eBay

Support The Together Plan every time you sell on eBay. Simply create an eBay for Charity listing with 'The Together Plan' as the beneficiary, and choose what percentage of the proceeds you would like to donate.

What's more, Every time you list an item for charity, you'll get a fee credit on your basic insertion and final value fees equal to the percentage you donate. So if you donate 50% of your selling price to a charity, eBay will waive 50% of your fees.

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Give in Memory

Please consider making a donation in memory of a loved one, or remembering us in your Will.

How to donate

Organise a Fundraiser

From the classic to the ludicrous, fundraisers are a great way to have some fun while raising valuable funds for us! They also bring people together and raise awareness of our work - who knows which of your attendees or sponsors will become a dedicated volunteer, or your lifelong friend?

If you have an idea for a fundraiser, we'd love to hear about it. We can provide you with any support and promotional materials you need, help with collecting sponsorship, and publicise your event among all our supporters.

In the past, supporters have organised films and quizzes. run marathons, undertaken sponsored hikes, and walked the length of London's Northern Line clad in animal onesies.

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Build Links

Be a Bar/Bat Mitzvah Twin

Bar/Bat Mitzvah twins are paired with a young person in Belarus currently preparing for their Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Twins communicate via email and Skype, and have the opportunity to meet face-to-face in Belarus, as they support each other through Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation and beyond.

Seventy years of Soviet rule in Belarus left traditional Jewish life was virtually destroyed. Recently, some people – mostly the youth – have begun trying to be Jewish again, but it’s a difficult process: they may be the only member of their family interested in Judaism, they may not have had any Jewish education before, and they will have no Rabbi to help them prepare for a Bar/Bat Mitzvah or to lead the service. They are trying to explore what it means to be Jewish in a society where Judaism barely exists, and become part of a community when they have never seen a real community before.

Having a twin in the UK means a young person in Belarus feels supported while preparing for their Bar Mitzvah. Often they will be inspired to take an active part in Jewish life: many past twins of the programme are now active members of their community, and run everything from Shabbat services to summer camps. What’s more, past UK twins have found the programme immensely enjoyable and rewarding, and many are still close friends with their twins and continue to support their twin’s community in Belarus in all sorts of ways.

Twins also donate £300 from their presents, or better still, organise a fundraiser. This money helps pay for Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation and other activities in the twin’s community.

If you would like to become a Bar/Bat Mitzvah twin, please contact project coordinator Jonathan Clingman at jonathan@thetogetherplan.com.

Join our Youth Movement

Youth for Youth is The Together Plan's virtual international community of young adults, set up in 2011 to encourage collaboration and sharing of ideas and expertise between communities.

Since then, it has planned and run six annual summer camps in Belarus, trained young adults to run various projects in their communities, and forged lifelong friendships and relationships along the way. It now numbers over 100 members from the UK, Belarus, Poland, Israel, the USA, and more.

If you're a young adult or interested in youth work, we'd love to welcome you. For more information, please contact Youth for Youth's coordinator, Sam Brunner, at sam@thetogetherplan.com.

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Discover your Roots

Do you have ancestors from Belarus? Our team in Belarus can help you traceyour roots in archive records and cemeteries.

We also work hard to preserve the legacy of older generations. We are currently working on several cemetery restoration projects in Belarus, both to return these memorials to a dignified state and to create a record of burials in these cemeteries. We are also in the process of translating the memories of survivors of the Minsk Ghetto from Russian into English, making them accessible to an English-speaking audience for the first time.

If you have family from Belarus that you would like us to research, or if you would like to know more about The Together Plan's work in Belarus, please contact director Debra Brunner at debra@thetogetherplan.com.

More on our heritage work

Visit Belarus

We believe that the only way to understand a place is to see it for yourself. That's why we run regular trips to Belarus for our supporters.

The trips usually last about a week and feature many of the towns in which The Together Plan works. You get to visit our communities, meet their members, and see for yourself the difference that your support makes. The trips also take in the top sights of Belarus.

We'll advertise upcoming trips here when applications are open. Alternatively, sign up to our mailing list to get news and updates from The Together Plan delivered to your inbox.

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Get Hands-On!

Join our Packing Team

We run “Chat n’ Pack” sessions every Tuesday, 10am – 1pm at Hendon Reform Synagogue. Our team of lovely volunteers always welcomes new members with coffee, biscuits and great conversation, all while providing a crucial service to disadvantaged communities in Belarus.

We’d love to welcome you to one of our sessions! If you’re interested in coming, please contact our project coordinator Lucille at lucille@thetogetherplan.com.

If packing isn’t your thing, there are other ways you can help:

  • Be a volunteer driver: we would love to hear from you if you can help transport donations for us.
  • Donate space: we are always on the look out for locations for sorting, packing and storing humanitarian aid – empty garages and warehouses are especially valuable. As the owner of an empty commercial property, you benefit from our presence with added security and a reduction in business rates (due to a non-profit occupying the building).

Volunteer on a Summer Camp

Youth for Youth is The Together Plan's virtual international community of young adults, set up in 2011 to encourage collaboration and sharing of ideas and expertise between communities.

Since then, it has planned and run six annual summer camps in Belarus, trained young adults to run various projects in their communities, and forged lifelong friendships and relationships along the way. It now numbers over 100 members from the UK, Belarus, Poland, Israel, the USA, and more.

If you're a young adult or interested in youth work, we'd love to welcome you. For more information, please contact Youth for Youth's coordinator, Sam Brunner, at sam@thetogetherplan.com.

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Offer your Business's Services

We rely on your goodwill for services including IT, media and advertising. Could your business help?

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Share your Knowledge

Distance education is invaluable – in Hebrew, English, leadership skills, and more.

The Together Plan organises training for community leaders, and lessons for Bar/Bat Mitzvah students, via Skype. If you can help with our distance education programmes - teaching Hebrew, English, leadership skills, or something else - we would love to welcome you as part of our team.

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