In celebration of our great community and to energize and excite Jewish Atlanta as we launch the 2013 Community Campaign, Your Federation is launching a Community Tzedekah Box Project and we want your organization to be part of it!
This project is a great way to bring our community together and promote one of our core Jewish values: tzedakah. It’s through philanthropy that we can all care for one another and ensure that no Jew feels alone.
What is the Community Tzedekah Box Project? Have you ever walked through cities and noticed fiberglass statues of animals such as FISH or COWS or TURTLES that have been decorated by local artists or groups? The Tzedakah Box Project is our Jewish community’s version of this concept. It’s intended to be a fun, creative way to show your support for our community.
As a participant in this project, we’ll deliver a 4-foot tall tzedakah box to your organization for you to display in your lobby or other indoor public area during September and October. The fun part is that individuals connected with your organization will decorate the tzedakah box to create a unique piece of art. You’ll have a month to decorate your box – it’s a great team-building opportunity, something fun for a Bar/Bat Mitzvah class, youth group, committee activity, etc. – and then the project will really get started.
We will feature a different tzedakah box each week in our e-newsletter, along with a profile of the organization to which it belongs. We also hope to have the boxes on display at the Federation’s Community Event in January 2013.
For an example of what the tzedakah boxes will look like and a timeline for the project, please scroll to the bottom.
What’s in it for you? Prize money and the chance to have your organization’s tzedakah box mass-produced.
A panel of 3 judges will come see each organization’s tzedakah box and the winning design will receive a $1,500 grant AND the Community Grand Prize Winner (which also includes community organization submissions) will be recreated on “normal” size tzedakah boxes for community members to take home.
After the contest portion is complete (November 1), you can choose to keep your tzedakah box and make adjustments to it or you can ask us to come pick it up.
We hope you’ll take advantage of this project and RSVP for your tzedakah box today! Please click here to let us know you want a tzedakah box. The deadline for registration is Monday, May 21.
Questions? Please contact our Marketing Director Tali Benjamin at 404.870.1874.
Tzedakah Box Project RSVP Deadline: Monday, May 21
Tzedakah Box Deliveries: Monday, July 23-Tuesday, July 31
Tzedakah Box Decorating: Wednesday August 1-Friday, August 31
Tzedakah Boxes on Display: Saturday, September 1-Wednesday, October 31
Tzedakah Box Design Judging: Monday, September 3-Friday, September 7
Tzedakah Box Project Winning Design Announced: Thursday, November 1