Giving Tuesday meets Chanukah.
With the global day of giving and the Festival of Lights falling so close to each other on the calendar (Giving Tuesday is on Dec. 1 and Chanukah begins on the evening of Dec. 6), the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington this year is tying the two events together, launching its annual weeklong series of Chanukah dial-a-thons on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving.
“In addition to the e-marketing that we’re going to do, which is a series of emails to the community and social media posts and a video, we’re also going to provide that peer-to-peer aspect of Giving Tuesday, which is something that we have not done in the past,” said Zach Briton, campaign director at the Federation.
Briton explained that each and every new and increased gift to the Federation’s Annual Campaign made on Giving Tuesday will be matched dollar-for-dollar by an anonymous member of the community.
“Together, on this global day of giving back, we are able to make measurable impact with immeasurable heart by supporting the Federation’s work to improve the health, safety, inclusion and education of thousands of Jews in Greater Washington, in Israel and around the world,” Briton said.
To make a donation to the Federation, visit ShalomDC.org/donate.
The Federation isn’t the only option for donating on Giving Tuesday, during Chanukah or any time.
Jewish Social Service Agency
JSSA has been providing services and support to individuals and families across the Washington metropolitan area for more than 120 years. According to JSSA, a charitable gift helps the more than 30,000 people the organization serves and supports annually.
To make a donation, visit jssa.org/give.
Hebrew Home of Greater Washington
The Hebrew Home of Greater Washington has been providing care infused with Jewish values to senior citizens since the first Hebrew Home was established in Washington in 1910.
Donations help the Hebrew Home meet three critical needs: unrestricted support for resident care, ensuring facilities and programs adapt to meet the challenges of changing times and securing the non-profit’s future.
To make a donation, visit hebrew-home.org.
Jewish Council for the Aging of Greater Washington
JCA shuttles are visible around town zipping seniors to their destinations, but providing transportation isn’t all that JCA provides for the elder community. JCA helps more than 30,000 seniors of all faiths thrive through adult day services, technology training and other award-winning programs.
To make a donation, visit accessjca.org/donate.
Jewish Foundation for Group Homes
Inclusion is becoming a more important part of the Jewish community and beyond, and that includes people with disabilities. JFGH “provides programs and services, which increase the independence, dignity, choice, and community inclusion of the individuals it serves.” The nonprofit organization supports more than 200 individuals in more than 70 sites throughout the Washington area.
To make a donation, visit jfgh.org/donate-now.
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society
HIAS helps to resettle refugees. Since its inception in 1881, the oldest international migration and refugee resettlement agency in the United States has helped resettle nearly 4.5 million people – both Jews and non-Jews.
To make a donation, visit hias.org.
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces
Established in 1981 by a group of Holocaust survivors, FIDF provides support to IDF servicemen and women and also helps the families of fallen soldiers. An example includes the FIDF’s Wellbeing & Recreation Programs that offer rest and relaxation for citizen soldiers on the front lines of defending the Jewish state.
To make a donation, visit fidf.org.
Jewish National Fund
Since its founding in 1913, JNF has been a leading environmental organization for Israel, planting more than 250 million trees in the Holy Land. JNF builds the next generation of environmental and Zionist leaders to continue the biblical mandate of making the desert bloom. JNF also works on other projects in Israel, including developing the Negev and water renewal. JNF takes leadership roles in water management and conservation in Israel.
To make a monetary donation or plant a tree in Israel in honor of a loved one, visit jnf.org.