Featured Cause: JChoice.org

yoav@negevdirect.com 07/21/2010 Featured Cause, web 2.0
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Every once in a while we’ll feature a different Jewish cause here on the Jewish Donor Blog so you can get an idea of the wide variety of Jewish organizations and causes that thrive today.

Today, I’d like to introduce you to a cause that’s more of a window of opportunity for you to view and support a variety of different causes that you may or may not have known about before.

Today’s featured cause is JChoice.org

JChoice.org is the website of Jewish causes of Choice, Inc, a US 501(c)(3). This innovative social networking platform aims to encourage young Jewish giving through the Jewish tradition of Tzedakah.  The site features carefully selected non-profits and allows users to find, evaluate and support meaningful Jewish causes while connecting with a like-minded network of young Jewish donors.”

“Members of JChoice can create personalized accounts where they can blog about their favorite causes, email and invite friends, view and upload photos and videos, and share their Divrei Torah and Mitzvah Projects. By promoting Tzedakah to Jewish youth, we believe that this mentality of giving will be carried forward for the rest of their lives.”

The Barmitzvah Registryis another key component of the site which allows Bar and Bat Mitzvah guests to purchase donation gift cards. The platform also allows the honoree to create a registry with charities of his/her choice where guests can give their gift directly online! All donations are 100% tax deductible.”

Join JChoice.org today and experience the Mitzvah of Tzedakah!”

I really like this video featuring The Jewish Heart for Africa cause, one of the causes that you can give to through the JChoicep.org website.

It does a nice job of giving you a first hand look, through video, of the people who benefit from giving to this cause as well as some of the technology that is given to help the cause.  That is something a lot of non-profits actually miss in their fundraising appeals and something that is well addressed in the format of a video or in this case on the JChoice.org YouTube Channel.