As the first online Jewish giving day piloted by Jewish outreach organizations from around the world ends at 12 Noon EST today, six of the 19 organizations’ fundraising goals remain unmet.
The organizations joined an ambitious online fundraising venture called #millionforoutreach to raise anywhere from $20,000 to $180,000 each in 24 hours, raising a collective total of $1.2 million. All donations donated online during the event would be quadrupled. However, all organizations must reach their goals in order to collect.
Now, with the 12 Noon EST deadline looming, not all campaigns have been funded, but more than $1.2 million has been raised.
Six organizations have not met their goals. All donations must be returned according to the terms of the campaign, if they do not meet their goals by Noon today, according to the online platform: charidy.com and event organizers.
“We are confident they will get it done by 12 Noon EST! This is all part of the excitement. We’re counting on YOU!” comments Rabbi Yitzchok Lowenbraun, National Director of AJOP (The Association for Jewish Outreach Professionals)