FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LOUISVILLE, KY, February 14, 2012 – Even though the economy is officially rebounding, many local organizations still need help. The Jewish Community of Louisville (JCL) will hold its annual community-wide telethon,Super Sunday, on February 19 from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. at the JCL offices in the second floor of Shalom Tower, 3630 Dutchmans Lane. This year’s theme is “Energize Our Community,” and volunteers will ask the Kentuckiana public to join in this effort by supporting the Federation Campaign. For just under than $13 a month, a $155 donation provides a month of kosher Meals-On-Wheels for homebound seniors. A donation of a dollar a day can provide a month of respite services for a family with a disabled child.
The Super Sunday telethon provides two ways for community members to help. They can support those in need by making phone calls and/or they donate to the 2012 Federation Campaign when a volunteer calls. It’s not all work for Super Sunday volunteers, who also enjoy a fun day with lots ofenergy, prizes and food.
Funds raised by the JCL Annual Campaign help support the Jewish Community Center, Jewish Family & Career Services, Hillel, Jewish Community Relations Council, a number of educational agencies and Jewish communities in need in Israel and around the world. Funds also help strengthen Louisville’s connection with its Partnership with Israel region, the Western Galilee.
This year’s Super Sunday event chair, Helene Kramer Longton, says, “I am honored and thrilled to serve with so many of our city’s most passionate volunteers as they reach out to hundreds of people with infectious enthusiasm. Super Sunday is where the rubber hits the road because every dollar raised enables the Jewish Community of Louisville to do a world of good,” adds Kramer Longton. Last year, Super Sunday volunteers were able to raise more than $178,000.
About the Jewish Community of Louisville
Combining the efforts of the Jewish Federation of Louisville and the Jewish Community Center, the Jewish Community of Louisville serves as the collective body to preserve and enrich Jewish life and values in Louisville, Kentucky. The JCL aims to create a connection to the State of Israel, by providing the services and resources that meet the educational, recreational, social and cultural needs of the individual and affected organizations. Named a 4-Star Charity by Charity Navigator 4 years in a row, the JCL assists other organizations in Jewish communities throughout the world.