As summer changes to fall, beach days drift away and students prepare for school, the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island is gearing up for its biggest fundraising day of the year, Super Sunday.
Every year, the greater Rhode Island community comes together in support of the Alliance’s Annual Campaign and the more than 300 programs it funds annually. This year, Aaron and Hillary Guttin will host Super Sunday as representatives of two Alliance-supported agencies, Camp JORI and the Jewish Community Day School of Rhode Island.
This year’s Super Sunday, on Sept. 17, will also launch “100 Days of Impact,” a community-wide effort to raise critical dollars for the campaign between Super Sunday and Dec. 31.
The Guttins have been busy this summer at Camp JORI, where Aaron is the assistant director and Hillary is an educator, and are also involved in (401)j, the Alliance’s initiative for the next generation – but that hasn’t stopped them from planning an exciting day for our community.
“Super Sunday is a time for our Jewish community as a whole to come together and support each other,” Hillary Guttin said. “We are all working toward the same goal, so it’s very important for all local Jewish organizations to unify around this important day.”
Super Sunday marks the kick-off of the 2018 Annual Campaign, co-chaired by Susan Froehlich and Jamie Pious. They shared, “Super Sunday acts as an exciting day to catalyze our community around tzedakah in order to support our many programs and beneficiary agencies. Hillary and Aaron are a great asset to our community as volunteers and community professionals, and we are excited they will bring this commitment to Super Sunday.”
Aaron Guttin said, “We hope you can join us between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Super Sunday as we raise essential dollars for the community we all love so much.”
Whether you make phone calls on Super Sunday, volunteer in other ways to support the day or answer the call, you are adding to the strength of our community in Rhode Island and around the world.
TO LEARN MORE about Super Sunday and the Jewish Alliance’s Annual Campaign or to donate online, go to jewishallianceri.org.
TO VOLUNTEER for Super Sunday, make your gift before Super Sunday or get more information, contact Michele Gallagher at 401-421-4111, ext. 165, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
STEPHANIE HAGUE is the philanthropy officer at the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island.