Baltimore, MD – Sept. 21, 2015 - The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore kicked off its 2016 Annual Campaign Sunday, September 20 with tremendous support from the community. When the Super Sunday Community Phonathon ended, The Associated had raised $1.4 million to support Jews in Baltimore, Israel and around the world

From morning through mid-afternoon, nearly 200 volunteers contacted potential donors to raise money for The Associated’s Annual Campaign. They touted the new #110DayChallenge, which matches any increases and new gifts made to the campaign by December 31. The match is made possible by the Kohn Rabin Family and the Nina and Stuart Rosenzwog.

This year, The Associated’s Annual Campaign goal is to raise $31 million. The money supports The Associated’s agencies and programs which provide a number of vital services to the community. CHAI: Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc. operates 15 affordable senior housing facilities with services and activities for 1,700 residents. The Baltimore Jewish Abilities Alliance website and online resource directory saw more than 84,000 visits last year from users seeking information for individuals with disabilities and their families. To prevent evictions and homelessness, 1,500 individuals received emergency cash assistance through Jewish Community Services.

In addition to the Community Phonathon, held at the Weinberg Park Heights JCC, an ice cream truck traversed Jewish neighborhoods, making stops at the JCCs, Greenspring Shopping Center and Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai’s Race for Our Kids, selling ice cream and sharing The Associated message with the community.