In this time of uncertainty, there's a fundamental truth that gives us hope: that together we can do extraordinary things. Over the past few weeks and months, the entire world has been coming together to stand up, help out, give back and heal. Whether through donations to community organizations, celebrating doctors and nurses at shift changes, or reaching out to a neighbor to help with groceries, generosity has been helping the entire world get through this global pandemic. Together.
#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 – in addition to the regularly scheduled #GivingTuesday on December 1, 2020 – as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. The day is designed to drive an influx of generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world.
On May 5, the Jewish Federation of Northwest Indiana will be participating in #GivingTuesdayNow. Our Federation is answering the call to assist our most vulnerable community members and help bring our Jewish community together. We have expanded our roster of support services during this time:
Just a few weeks ago as my family and I hosted Passover Seder via zoom, we read how “in each generation” there are those who seek to destroy the Jews as a people.