The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit has secured a match from the Bellinson family for all donations received on Giving Tuesday.

By Becky Hurvitz, Special to the Jewish News

If you haven’t yet made a donation to the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit this year, Giving Tuesday is the day. Federation has again secured a match, this time from the Bellinson family, for this global day of giving on Dec. 3, allowing matches of up to $180 dollar-for-dollar.

From providing seniors with the resources and care to age with grace and dignity to ensuring children have access to Jewish education in safe environments, the Federation is committed to taking care of the community’s most vulnerable members while also working to building a vibrant Jewish future.

Launched in 2012, and taking place the Tuesday after Thanksgiving each year, Giving Tuesday has become an international event that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and celebrate generosity.

In 2018, people from more than 150 countries globally donated on Giving Tuesday, with an estimated $400 million given online alone.

“Giving Tuesday has proven to be an incredibly successful day for our fundraising efforts,” said Lisa Cutler, Federation’s senior director, philanthropic operations. “Many community members know about Super Sunday, Giving Tuesday has really taken on a similar role.”

Federation volunteers will be calling community members on Giving Tuesday to collect pledges. Community members can also take advantage of the match and donate online at jewishdetroit.org/donate beginning Friday, Nov. 29, through Giving Tuesday, Dec. 3.

“After all the shopping and sales of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it’s nice to have a day dedicated to giving back,” said Marianne Bloomberg, Federation’s associate director of philanthropic engagement.

“Our community is extremely generous on Giving Tuesday, and we’re excited we can make their generosity go even further by matching gifts once again this year.”

To have your 2019 gift matched dollar-for-dollar, answer the call on Giving Tuesday or go to jewishdetroit.org/donate.

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