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FOR THOUSANDS OF OUR LOCAL JEWISH COMMUNITY’S MOST VULNERABLE, THE PANDEMIC HAS BEEN MORE THAN DIFFICULT.
IT’S BEEN DANGEROUS.



AS THE PANDEMIC GOES ON, THE MENTAL HEALTH AND FINANCIAL STRAIN WILL INTENSIFY FOR MANY AS GOVERNMENT BENEFITS AND SAVINGS RUN OUT.

This year, UJA’s Annual Campaign is an Emergency Campaign
for Community Resilience, which is rooted in two core goals:

1

Ensuring that no community member in need is turned away from our Jewish social service agencies due to a lack of community resources.

2

Ensuring that no Jewish child or teen becomes disconnected from essential Jewish experiences due to the financial crisis.

Our strategy includes a bold plan to double our investment in our network of Jewish social service agencies. Since no one program or agency can meet the needs of the vulnerable alone, we are uniting our partners to collaborate and innovate together.

MAKE YOUR GIFT GO FURTHER WITH UJA

 

From now until December 31, any new or increased gift to UJA’s Annual Campaign will be matched by 50% by Jewish Federations of North America’s Human Services Relief Matching Fund.  If your new/increased gift enables 20 families to keep food on the table and a roof over their heads, we can help 10 additional families thanks to this matching opportunity.

OUR PROGRESS SO FAR

Thanks to our donors and volunteers, we have managed to meet the needs of those hit hardest by the lockdown, including isolated seniors, Holocaust survivors, and community members with special needs.

1,700+

VOLUNTEERS MOBILIZED

37,000+

CALLS MADE TO IDENTIFY THE VULNERABLE

50,000+

KOSHER MEALS ON WHEELS DELIVERED

WE ARE NOW PREPARING TO MEET A SECOND SURGE OF REQUESTS FOR HELP.

Vulnerable community members who have just been getting by until now will need the community’s support with:

  • Temporary food relief
  • Financial assistance to pay for basic needs
  • An interest-free loan to get their small business back up and running
  • Addiction and mental health counselling
  • Employment services
  • Emergency interventions to support families in crisis, such as those requiring help with domestic violence and urgent foster care placement

By providing a suite of services to those impacted temporarily, we can ensure they do not become trapped by long-term poverty.

A mother and children wearing masks

But we cannot do this without the support of generous and caring community members. Through the power of community we can ensure that those struggling can emerge stronger than ever.

CAN YOU HELP?