There's still time. But not much.
JUF's 2013 Annual Campaign is just days away from closing. But those who haven't yet made their 2013 gift still can be counted, simply by donating online at www.juf.org/donate, or calling (312) 357-4805.
What difference does beating the deadline make? All the difference in the world, to the 300,000 people in the Chicago area who get critical help from JUF-supported agencies. And to the two million Jews in Israel and around the globe aided by JUF's international partners.
The budgets of more than 70 local agencies that feed, shelter, counsel, educate, and care for those in the greatest need in our community depend upon the support they get from JUF. That's why it is critical that the Campaign reaches its goal.
Even as some see signs of an improving economy, the lines of those seeking help continue to grow.
"The support this community has shown so far is amazing," said Michael H. Zaransky, who chairs the 2013 Campaign. "But even with the tens of thousands who have said 'Count me in,' we aren't yet where we need to be."
"In these last few days of the Campaign, we need everyone to step up and make a difference in the lives of those who need help," said End-of-Year chairs Adam and Debbie Winick. "Just as Chicago's Jewish community always has."