A phone-a-thon by the Jewish Federation’s Maimonides Society of health professionals brought in $82,000 on Sunday, January 29, as part of the Federation’s Mitzvah Day.
Dr. William Markson and Vicky Wax, cochairs of the Federation’s Annual Campaign for Jewish Needs, led the phone-a-thon, and volunteers closed 40 outstanding gifts, helping the Maimonides Society achieve its goal for the year.
As donors know, the money raised for the annual campaign will be distributed to the three Jewish agencies in the Lehigh Valley — the Jewish Day School, Jewish Family Service and the Jewish Community Center — to the synagogues, and to Jewish communities around the world that have been suffering.
The society’s next phone-a-thon will take place during Super FunDay on March 5 and will focus on closing the remaining campaign pledges for the year, giving the Federation a better estimate of the campaign’s final total so it can allocate funds beginning in early April.
Making solicitation calls can be intimidating at first, but it’s a rewarding opportunity for those who participate. They are helping the community to move forward and to be Here for Good! Please join us at the phone-a-thon on March 5 to help our community reach its full potential.