Since mid-March, your Jewish Federation has been in active crisis management mode as the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every aspect of Jewish life. That’s why together with Leichtag Foundation and Jewish Community Foundation, the San Diego Jewish Community Covid-19 Emergency Fund was established to respond to immediate needs, understand emerging challenges, and plan for the future. Hundreds of donors have come together to contribute a collective $2.3 million to support our Jewish community. To date, more than $1.9 million has been deployed, helping more than 18,000 people and 40+ organizations. The effort has been tremendous but we have more to do.
Today, the need for Jewish human services relief is growing at an alarming rate. An estimated 1.2 million Jewish adults across the United States will soon be unable to afford housing, and millions more will be unable to feed their families – unless we find the resources to fill the gap to support the unmet needs.
That’s why The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) in partnership with Jewish Federation San Diego County is launching the Human Services Relief Matching Fund – a campaign to raise $54 million nationally, with $480,000 of direct support for San Diego.
Every new/increased dollar above your annual campaign gift from now until December 31, 2020, will be matched by 50%.
Your new/increased gift will be matched by 50%.
Your gift* will enable us to help 50% more people in our community like Anna, the single mom of a seven-year-old daughter, who through no fault of her own, found herself unemployed due to the COVID-19 crisis. As Anna put it, “I didn’t know how I’d be able to pay bills and put food on the table, with no end in sight. Thankfully, I was able to turn to Federation and now feeding my daughter and keeping a roof over her head is no longer one of my worries.”
Remember, you have the power to help 50% more people in our community with housing, food, medical care, and assistance with mental health issues – but to make this happen, you must make your gift by December 31, 2020.
There are no words to express the extent of our gratitude for your continued generous support – particularly at this moment when so many in our community are in critical need.
For more information, please contact Jodie Graber, Senior Director of Philanthropy at (858) 737 7139.
*The fund is intended only for new and increased gifts that are over and above previous donations. The HSRMF funders’ intent is to spur and incentivize increased giving for the benefit of human services.