Give them a hand! UK charities team up to help Israeli women and children
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Give them a hand! UK charities team up to help Israeli women and children

UJIA Women and WIZO UK are this week launching their new campaign, Joining Hands, asking people to donate £10 and post a photograph of hands joined together on social media

Francine Wolfisz is the Features Editor for Jewish News.

Ronit Ribak Madari, chairperson of WIZO UK with Karen Goodkind, trustee and chair of UJIA Women and Lion of Judah
Ronit Ribak Madari, chairperson of WIZO UK with Karen Goodkind, trustee and chair of UJIA Women and Lion of Judah

Two leading charities are asking everyone to literally lend a hand and help women and children in Israel’s most vulnerable communities.

UJIA Women and WIZO UK are this week launching their new campaign, Joining Hands, asking people to post a photograph of hands joined together on social media.

Funds 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 launches on Sunday and will continue until International Women’s Day on 8 March, 2020.

Those wishing to take part need to text ‘JOIN’ to 70577 to donate £10 and post the picture to 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 said: “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 sharing 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.”

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