AJWS Summer Roundup

 

AJWS Summer Roundup

August 26, 2009

Once again, the summer season has been a busy time for AJWS! Here are just a few of this summer’s highlights:

As a result of the generosity of our donors, we made grants totaling more than $3.2 million to 151 grassroots groups in 28 countries. In the current economic climate, we are proud to provide meaningful support to the people in the developing world who have been most affected by the financial downturn and who are counting on us now more than ever.

Throughout the summer, we ran our Just Aid campaign, which is dedicated to promoting a new system of U.S. assistance for the world’s poorest countries. Please take a few moments to test your foreign aid knowledge or sign our petition – or forward them to a friend!

AJWS’s new community for professionals ages 25 to 40, Global Circle, went from strength to strength and is planning a special film screening at HBO in New York City on September 14. Please share this information with the young professionals in your lives!

AJWS Volunteer Summer provided 61 young people with the opportunity to travel to El Salvador, Ghana, India and Uganda, helping to transform the world and create the next generation of Jewish global citizens.

As we look ahead to the fall, we are working on an exciting new campaign to fight global hunger, From the Ground Up – coming soon to a community near you! In addition, we continue our work to bring an end to the crisis in Darfur.

In other developments, AJWS is mentioned in “Half the Sky,” the new book on women’s empowerment co-authored by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nicholas Kristof. For more on this, please check out this article in the New York Times magazine.

None of this work would be possible without friends like you. Thank you for all you do to support AJWS.