Jewish Child’s Day has defied the economic downturn by allocating 15 per cent more to supported causes.
Executive director Daniel Burger reported that the latest JCD distribution to children’s agencies in the UK, Israel and Eastern Europe totalled £115,000. “I think donors realise that if they are feeling the effects of the credit crunch, then how much more must those children in this country and Israel that rely on our support be suffering?”
UK disbursements included £3,500 to Radlett and Bushey Reform Synagogue towards bringing over 19 children from Belarus.
Birmingham’s King David Primary received £1,800 for a programme helping children with emotional problems.
Among JCD’s allocations to Israeli children’s agencies was £7,800 to an organisation providing residential care for children with severe mental and physical disabilities.