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Pro-Israel charity launches shopping app to counter falling income

This posting consists of the statement from UJIA about its wonder app, and is followed by material about the UJIA and Give4sure. The material in square brackets [] has been added by JfJfP postings.

Become a UJIA fundraiser

From UJIA website

UJIA Shop 4 Israel

Choose from thousands of online retailers including:

UJIA continued below

Or as chosen by

Chai (‘The Jewish Community’s Cancer care support organisation’)

[Also Toys R Us,  The White Company, Ocado, and Waitrose of course (as part of John Lewis) and more than 1,40o more.]

UJIA continued
Introducing the new UJIA App. A brilliant new way you can give more to UJIA, and it won’t cost you a penny. Our shopping App collects donations from retailers each time you shop online. You don’t pay any more than you usually would.

The money comes from the retailer and not from you, so it costs nothing. The more you shop online the more you can help.

Just download our UJIA shopping App. Then every time you shop online, up to 4% of what you spend will be given by the retailer directly to UJIA.

Browse and shop online as normal. Retailers that donate will be highlighted in Red.

As you do your shopping you can be giving even more than usual. It costs nothing,so go on, download now.

Click here to download our shopping app.

The new UJIA Fundraising Pack

We are proud to launch the first ever UJIA Fundraising Pack. Inside you will find all the tools you will need to become a successful fundraiser. We have lots of practical tips to help with your fundraising and imaginative ways to get friends, family and colleagues involved in your activities. So lets get creative and inspire others to do likewise.

You can download the UJIA Fundraising Pack below, alternatively if you would like your very own printed pack simply email with your full contact details and we will post one out to you.

Online fundraising

Introducing our new UJIA fundraising platform. Different to other online fundraising providers our technology allows UJIA and our supporters to create personalised, branded fundraising websites in minutes.

Once up and running you can share the link with your friends, family and colleagues and ask them to make a donation. Every donation is then recorded on your fundraising page along with a message of support from your donors.

We strongly recommend that you use our platform to fundraise online as this website ensure UJIA gets the highest percentage from every pound.

Get started now!

Spread the word

Remember keep us updated with all your fundraising activities. If you smash a target or do something funny for money let us know. Tweet @UJIAcharity or post on our facebook wall.

Thank you for your support.

Who are the UJIA?

From UJIA website

[The United Jewish Israel Association is a charity dedicated to strengthening Jewish identity as Israeli identity. Their income in the year ended September 2011 (latest figures available) was 12,214,000. It has been in continuous decline for some years. It was 17,232,000 in 2008 and 17,805 in 2006. According to the Jewish Chronicle the UJIA has recently  ‘shifted to concentrate more on Israel and reduce spending on home causes.’]

Strengthening Jewish Identity and the connection to Israel

A strong Jewish identity rooted in a deep connection to Israel, is the key to a strong community. Between 1950-2000, Britain’s Jewish community declined by 40%. We cannot take for granted that our children and grandchildren will be connected to their heritage and to Israel when they grow up.

Strengthening Jewish Identity and the connection to Israel

That’s why UJIA has spent the last ten years investing in programmes that make Judaism and Israel inspiring, relevant and accessible to our young people. We reach thousands of young people in traditional settings like Youth Movements, as well as Jewish pupils in mainstream schools who would otherwise have no Jewish content in their daily lives.

[We wonder whether Ofsted has assessed whether the many many millions of pounds which the UJIA has invested in this youth education has reached its targets? Is anybody counting?]

Who’s at the top of UJIA

Bill Benjamin

Bill Benjamin UJIA Chairman. [He is also a member of the Jewish Leadership Council and replaced Mick Davis as UJIA chairman. Mick Davis is now chairman of the Board of Trustees of the JLC.]

Bill is a founding partner of AREA Property Partners, a global private equity firm specializing in commercial real estate. A native of the United States, Bill moved to London in 2001 to open the office for his firm and he overseas its European and Asian activities.

Michael Wegier

Michael Wegier Chief Executive
Michael Wegier, who made aliyah from London in 1989, has spent the last five years as Executive Director of Melitz educational institute in Jerusalem, where he was responsible for setting and implementing the overall strategy of the organisation, fundraising and the development of strategic partnerships with major Israeli and overseas Jewish organisations.

The shopping app was developed by

Its founders were Richard Franks, (entrepreneur)  Jana Satchi   (entrepreneur)  and Oliver Searle-Barnes, technology and product development.

The company, started in 2012, has yet to file it accounts. So far, it has over 1,400 retailers signed up. It says on its website:

“It’s Easy to be Ethical
Your supporters can support your charity every dayHomeFAQMeet the team
Supporters raise money for your charity whenever they shop online
We had a simple vision; to match our charitable aspirations with the speed of our 21st century lives. So we have created our App; an ‘effortless ethical tool’.

By downloading the App your supporters will be rewarded with a donation for your charity every time they shop online. The App is white-labelled and customised by us to your charity’s requirements.

No cost to you or your supporters
Your supporters pay the regular price for their shopping. The retailer makes the donation to your charity. We do not charge your charity for our services.

Easy for your supporters to use
Our App is so clever, unlike other giving tools you do not have to change your supporter’s shopping habits. For example using your usual search engine e.g. Google, you look for ‘kids bikes’ and we’ll show you in colour which retailers are offering your charity donations. Unlike the majority of other Apps we do not collect any personal data from your supporters.

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