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J-Serve International Teen Philanthropy Campaign, in collaboration with JTFN

March 29, 2020
(All day)

The Jewish Teen Funders Network is teaming up with BBYO to create the LARGEST Online Jewish Teen Giving Experience in the World! 

Teens globally will be able to raise and allocate funds, showcasing their capacity to affect change in the world today. 

Utilizing the incredible new BBYO On Demand platform, this experience will be hosted as part of  J-Serve, the international day of Jewish youth service. The day of online events is planned for Sunday, March 29th where teens from all over the world can attend workshops, partake in group projects, learn about philanthropy and fundraise for organizations that are doing work specifically to address the current COVID-19 crisis.

The program will conclude on Sunday evening with a live J-Serve Prime Time: A Worldwide Celebration of Service and Philanthropy where they will hear from amazing speakers and will get to decide which organization they would like to support from the funds that have been raised throughout the day.

All teens and organizations are welcome to participate! In our world gripped today by the global spread of COVID- 19, we will unite to fulfill the Jewish values of charitable giving (tzedakah), acts of loving kindness (g'milut chasadim), and the responsibility to repair the world (tikkun olam). 

Share this opportunity with your teens! Communities from around the world are participating in the J-Serve International Teen Philanthropy Campaign. Let your teens know that there are multiple opportunities and amazing online sessions available throughout the day on Sunday March 29th.  

Where will the donations go?

A committee of teens worked together to research and select four organizations that are addressing the spread and impact of COVID-19 near and far. The funds raised will be allocated across four organizations: Doctors Without Borders, JDC, Jewish Federations of North America, and Mazon. The percentage of allocation will be decided by teens during J-Serve Prime Time event.

How can teens participate in the fundraising campaign?

We will use the J-Serve Giving Hub, a platform to fundraise and collect donations. See below for more details on what you can do as a program leader to support your teens fundraising efforts and how to share specific instructions with them on how they can join this campaign.