This Giving Tuesday, the Jewish Center for Justice community would like to direct your attention to several organizations and causes we have worked with this past year that are making a difference on important issues which we care about deeply. With so many amazing groups across the country doing impactful justice work, you may be having trouble deciding where to give. In an effort to help focus your options, we’ve put together a list of organizations that are making a significant impact in the following areas:
- Immigration and reuniting families separated at the border
- Fair housing and affordability
- The devastation from the recent California wildfires
The California United Fund, which officially debuts on Giving Tuesday, is the collective fundraising effort to help organizations currently engaged in protecting immigrants and refugees. Donations will be shared equally among the following eight organizations:
- California Immigrant Policy Center (Los Angeles)
- Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Los Angeles)
- Council on American-Islamic Relations (Sacramento)
- Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice (Ontario)
- Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance (Los Angeles)
- PICO California (Oakland)
- Services, Immigrant Rights & Education Network (San Jose and Fresno)
- United Farmworker Foundation (Los Angeles)
This diverse coalition is supported by the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, which has spent years improving grantees’ fundraising abilities.
Fair Housing and Affordability
Economic justice remains a top priority issue for JCJ. To help confront the lack of affordability vulnerable communities experience on a daily basis, we encourage you to support the St. Joseph Center. The St. Joseph Center seeks to provide working poor families, as well as homeless men, women and children of all ages, with the resources and tools to become productive, stable and self-supporting members of the community.
The California wildfires have left our communities devastated and in desperate need of repair. Fortunately, there are many ways to help individual families and centers that are hosting families. Click here to donate to one of the many causes working to provide aid and relief to wildfire victims across the state.