Did you know one aspect of the recently passed CARES Act includes new charitable giving incentives? To bolster charitable giving in a time of economic downturn, a $300 above the line tax deduction for charitable giving, will be eligible to both itemizers and non-itemizers alike. The CARES Act also raises itemized charitable contribution deduction limits for individuals who itemize their deductions and claim the charitable contribution deduction.
The COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund was created to help ease the financial burden of the Jewish community in Guilford County as a result of the pandemic. To give to this fund, click image above or click here.
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the Greensboro Jewish Federation makes a difference in the lives of Jewish people near and far. We continue to work to repair the world and to keep Jewish life thriving, and we could not do it without support from people like you. It is both a privilege and a responsibility to repair our world and strengthen Jewish life. Please join us by making a gift to our Annual Campaign. Together, we put into action our shared values of tzedakah, generosity and compassion. Together, we do extraordinary things.
SUPPLEMENTAL DONATION OPTIONS
+ Matching contributions from The Leon Levine Foundation
Increase your 2021 contribution by a minimum of $100 over your 2020 contribution and The Leon Levine Foundation will match your supplemental donation.
YOU can choose how to designate your increase and match.
Humanitarian support for Jews around the world is also a core value of the Federation. Through partner agencies, Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), The Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), Greensboro stands strong as a Jewish community nationally and touches Jewish lives around the globe.
Your tax-deductible donations help support the Jewish people locally and globally, financially, emotionally, physically and spiritually. We encourage you to not only contribute, but get involved in our active and dynamic community.
You may make a gift of almost any size during your lifetime or through a bequest. The Foundation offers flexible vehicles to meet your charitable objectives, accommodating individuals of modest means as well as those of substantial wealth. Every gift is one of consequence to the Jewish people. CLICK HERE to find out more ways of giving through the Foundation.
There are many ways to contribute to Jewish Family Services—with your time, your willingness to volunteer, or your dollars. Monetary donations can be made to any of the following funds in honor of an individual’s birthday, anniversary, or other special event and will be acknowledged.
Food Pantry Donations: The David D. Fraizer Food Pantry at Jewish Family Services serves the entire community of Greensboro. Donations of food and food gift cards are always appreciated. To use the food pantry, contact Lolly Schweninger at (336) 852-4829 x222.
Good Will Donations: Clothing and small household items can be dropped off at JFS for our Goodwill bins. Goodwill regularly collects these items and issues vouchers to JFS which then distributes them to members of our community to use as cash to shop at Good Will. Receipts for tax purposes are issued. Contact Lolly Schweninger at (336) 852-4829 x222 to arrange for donation drop off at JFS or Betsy Gamburg, (336) 852-4829 x225 if you need vouchers for shopping.
Client Assistance Donations: JFS helps individuals and families in the Jewish community by maintaining a fund to assist in emergencies. Small loans and grants can be arranged by contacting Betsy Gamburg, (336) 852-4829 x225.
Van Donation Fund: The JFS Van is a familiar sight in the community as it transports our seniors or disabled adults to doctor appointments, shopping trips, religious services and to social and educational programs. While there is a charge for the van, contributions help us keep the van running. If you need to schedule a van ride, contact Lolly Schweninger at (336) 852-4829 x222.
Indigent Burial Fund: The Greensboro community created an indigent burial fund to fulfill the mitzvah of assuring every Jew a dignified funeral. This is one of the highest forms of tzedakah. Contact Lolly Schweninger at (336) 852-4829 x222 to make a donation or Betsy Gamburg (336) 852-4829 x225, if you know someone who has no family and needs this assistance.
Phyllis K. Jerome Fund for Children and Families: Established to assist children and families in extraordinary circumstance, a gift to this fund is always meaningful. Contact Betsy Gamburg (336) 852-4829 x225 if there is a critical unmet health need in your family.