Serving as co-chairs of the 2015 Jewish Federation of Ottawa Annual Campaign is an honour. We are fortunate to have a dedicated group of canvassers and volunteers, and a generous community.
We are committed to making this the most successful campaign to date. There are more than 23 beneficiary agencies that receive funding from this campaign, each one equally important. These agencies depend on Federation, and in large part, the Annual Campaign to ensure they can continue to run programs that help Federation in enriching lives.
The campaign is their life blood, and we want you to understand exactly what your generosity provides.
Federation Is … supporting our community!
“Whether it’s for quality kosher food or needed extra time and additional skilled nursing/professional attention for some of the Lodge’s most frail and vulnerable, the funds received make a tangible difference in the lives of our residents,” says the Bess and Moe Greenberg Hillel Lodge Chief Executive Officer Stephen Schneiderman.
“Tamir is the sole Jewish organization in Ottawa dedicated to ensuring people with developmental disabilities live with dignity and respect. Thanks to Federation, we can ensure some of our most vulnerable citizens, who live alone, are kept out of harm’s way, and children and teens with developmental disabilities have opportunities to enjoy March break and summer camp experiences,” says Tamir Executive Director Mark Palmer.
“The Tikvah allocations from Federation support over 550 individual Jews in the community living below the poverty line. We are able to provide direct financial relief, case management, and advocacy services,” says Jewish Family Services of Ottawa Executive Director Mark Zarecki. “Federation funding for the Thelma Steinman Seniors Support Services leverages $250,000 of provincial funding that is critical for hundreds of Jewish seniors to remain and live independently in their homes while reducing the risks associated with isolation.”
Federation Is … strengthening our community!
We are very aware of what is happening in Israel, and we must continue to demonstrate our unwavering support.
This cannot happen without an incredibly united community. It is incumbent upon us to “do our part” and further enhance our support of the community. Federation does more than just raise money; Federation is the foundation upon which our community stands.
We need to continue to strengthen the community in order to continue supporting Israel.
Federation Is … grateful to our community!
We want to thank our volunteers who dedicate their time. We understand how difficult it is to ask people to give, but it is a lot easier when you believe in the cause. Do not think of it as asking for money, but rather as asking for a building block as we continue to strengthen our already solid community.
We are so proud to see the involvement of our emerging generation, as both canvassers and donors. They are the future of this community.
Plan to attend the official Kickoff for the 2015 Jewish Federation of Ottawa Annual Campaign with Ben and Jerry’s founder Jerry Greenfield on Sunday, September 14, 7:30 pm, at Centrepointe Theatre. And there will be other events like telethons and Mitzvah Day where you can get involved.
Federation Is … forever our community!