UJA Federation - Emergency Relief October 2023
We are all deeply shocked and saddened by the brutal attack by Hamas on Israel and unequivocally condemn all acts of terrorism.
As the world watches the distressing events unfold in Israel and Gaza, we, like many of you, want to do something to help. This is a full-scale humanitarian crisis and the UBS Optimus Foundation has launched a fundraising appeal to help all those who are suffering.
We have seen a swift response, with USD 20 million pledged in donations and matching so far. With our matching pledge amount of USD 5 million reached, UBS will now continue to match your donations by 20 percent.
UBS Optimus Foundation has a long track record of responding to humanitarian crises, with a focus on helping children and families, and we have identified the first four relief partners to support our efforts. Clients and employees are able to choose to make a donation either to the UBS Optimus Foundation, to allocate capital where it is most needed, or to a specific individual partner. We are also thinking of and preparing for the future, and may continue to expand our network of partners over time to focus on the long-term, providing aid with resettlement and educational continuity for displaced families, and supporting community-driven approaches to a resilient recovery.
Your donation will be restricted to the UJA Federation, who will work with us to deploy funds to its extensive network of organizations on the ground in Israel providing humanitarian aid in the immediate term, as well as support for recovery and resilience in the longer term.