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Launch of Joining Hands Campaign to Help Israeli Women and Children

By February 18, 2020 Leeds Community News
Chairs of WIZO UK and UJIA Women join hands to promote their Joining Hands campaign

Two UK charities – UJIA Women and WIZO UK – have joined forces to help Israeli women and children, via their new campaign Joining Hands.

UJIA Women and WIZO UK recently teamed up to launch a new campaign, Joining Hands, asking everyone to lend a hand in helping women and children in Israel’s most vulnerable communities by donating £10 and posting a photograph of hands joined together on social media.

The money raised from the campaign will go towards Al Sanabel, a UJIA project supporting women’s employment and empowerment, as well as WIZO’s Warm Homes programme, which provides counselling and social assistance to young women suffering emotional neglect and living in vulnerable situations. The campaign launched on in December 2019 and will continue until International Women’s Day on 8th March.

Those wishing to take part can text ‘JOIN’ to 70577 to donate £10 and post a picture of their own hands, someone else’s hands or a group of hands on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, using the hashtag #joinhandswithus.

Ronit Ribak Madari, chairperson of WIZO UK, which supports vulnerable and disadvantaged people living in Israel, regardless of race, religion or gender, says the organisation has been “committed to empowering women” since its establishment 100 years ago. She added: “Teenage girls at risk, single mothers and women living with violence are given the tools and support to change their lives, while our unique leadership programme successfully develops women leaders of the future.

“We are delighted to be ‘joining hands’ with UJIA Women – both organisations share a common goal to make the world a better place for those women who depend on us.”

Karen Goodkind, trustee and chair of UJIA Women and Lion of Judah, added: “The Join Hands campaign is an exciting partnership between UJIA Women and WIZO.

“WIZO and UJIA Women have come together to apply fresh and relevant thinking towards women’s philanthropy for Israel. By working together to support two incredible life changing projects, we are charting new and exciting ground and demonstrating how two organisations can share resources and positively collaborate.”

Featured Image: WIZO UK Chair Ronit Ribak Madari and UJIA Women Chair Karen Goodkind

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