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A Gift that Changes Lives – The Joint launches the Gift Market

Buy a meal for a needy Jewish family in the former Soviet Union, send a Jewish child to summer camp in Europe, or build a well in Africa —  at The Joint’s GiftMarket, you can give a present that will change lives.

The Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) has launched a new online gift store that, for the first time, engages donors in the direct impact of their gift.

“Australian donors are increasingly identifying and contributing to the needs they want to support and have more control over their giving than ever before,” said Caryn Farber, Executive Director of The Joint in Australia.  “We wanted to provide the opportunity to tie donations to specific projects so that donors can not only see the impact of their gift and how it’s making a difference, but celebrate family and friends by honoring them with a gift of real meaning.”

The Joint’s Gift Market offers several gift tracks including food, health/medicine, daily survival, community/culture, education, and empowerment.

For $18, you can help keep a Jewish family in Siberia warm through the winter, feed an elderly person in Israel, or provide a free mammogram for a woman in Hungary to help detect breast cancer.

A $36 donation will assist in job training for youth at risk or Haredi Israelis, while a $100 gift will fund a free surgery or help fund a school in Ethiopia.

For global uniformity, the system lists gift amounts in US dollars but Australians can easily purchase gifts using Australian credit cards and PayPal.

Now celebrating its 100th year, The Joint remains the essential Jewish international humanitarian organization, putting into action the precept that all Jews are responsible for one another and for all humankind. The organization’s ten decades of rescue, poverty alleviation, Jewish community development, leadership training and cultivation, social innovation, and disaster relief work has benefitted millions of people and transformed countless lives in Israel and more than 90 countries since its founding in 1914 at the outset of WW1.

For more information about The Joint Australia, please email or call (02) 8324-1473.

About The Joint

The Joint Australia works locally on behalf of The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). JDC is the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization. JDC works in more than 70 countries and in Israel to alleviate hunger and hardship, rescue Jews in danger, create lasting connections to Jewish life, and provide immediate relief and long-term development support for victims of natural and man-made disasters.

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