Turning inward

As the Jewish Community Federation enters the last few days of the Annual Campaign, the impact of the downturn in our economy has become more and more pronounced.  We have had fewer donors, and thus might not be able to meet our present allocations.  This means that the programs that serve our community, from school children to seniors, from the Bay Area to Israel, from meals to scholarships are at risk. Our staff, recognizing the importance of these programs and wanting to help raise the needed funds, turned inward and started asking each other to make a contribution to our giving campaign. As of yesterday, over 60% of our staff had made a donation to the Federation this year, totaling over $73,000! The 60% participation rate is much higher than last year's and worth celebrating in a time when overall charitable giving is down. Speaking of which, we would love for you to help reverse the downward trend and to make a difference in our community.  For years, our community has helped send children to summer camp, provided career assistance to the unemployed, and given winter relief packages to those in need.  Please help us provide for the community by giving a gift to the Federation today. http://www.sfjcf.org/waystogive/donate/campaign.asp THANK YOU!

Categories: Community


June 25, 2009


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