Help Areyvut Meet the Challenge & Raise $50,000

Posted on December 1, 2011

I am excited to announce a Challenge Grant and Matching Funds opportunity. A donor has offered Areyvut $25,000 if we can raise $25,000 from other sources including you. Here is how it will work:

New and/or increased gifts with be matched 1 to 1. So if you gave $50 to Areyvut last year and you now give $100 your $50 increase will be matched and Areyvut will receive $50 from the donor. If you have never given to Areyvut and you give $180 your gift will be matched with another $180 from the donor.

This is already a wonderful opportunity but it gets even better.

For donors who commit to giving a gift for 3 years the donations will be matched 2 to 1. So if you gave Areyvut $500 last year and now commit to a gift of $1,000 for the next three years the donor will match -the first year increase- and Areyvut will get $1,000 from the donor as well as your gifts the next two years. This also applies to new gifts. So if you give $360 and commit to give $360 the next two years the donor will give Areyvut $720.

We have until the end of the month to raise the $25,000 to receive the $25,000 from the donor. Please make a commitment and gift today and inform your family, friends and colleagues about this challenge and match.

Donations at all levels are encouraged and appreciated and you can support Areyvut in a variety of ways:

You can give online at

You can send in a check made payable to Areyvut to 147 South Washington Avenue, Bergenfield, NJ 07621.

Areyvut also accepts gifts of securities and to donate securities and/or any questions about this please contact me at 201-244-6702 or at

Donors of $500 or more will receive admission for two to our upcoming Uncle Moishy Concert on New Year’s Day or to an event in February and/or March (details to follow, one announcement at a time).

The money we raise from this Challenge Grant and Matching Funds will support Areyvut’s programming including our Teen Philanthropy Program, A Kindness a Day Calendar (over 1000 people get it daily and we would be happy to add you to that list), Mitzvah Clowning, National Mitzvah Day (it would be great if your school, synagogue and JCC participate), and a variety of other programs and resources.

Throughout the month we will be blogging and sharing how Areyvut programs and your support impact participants, their families, educators and communities. So I invite you to come back to the blog and to visit our website to learn more about how we engage, motivate and inspire Jewish Youth to Give of Themselves.

I thank you in advance for your consideration and thank the donor for giving us this opportunity.

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