On June 10, the Jewish youth philanthropy group J.Team announced the recipients of this year’s philanthropic funds. J.Team’s 19 teen members awarded $11,750 of community-donated dollars to six organizations:
• $1,000 to New Horizons Ministries, which offers services to youth on the street
• $2,000 to International Justice Mission, which helps oppressed people and victims of injustice
• $2,000 to Teen Feed to help youth on the street and expand services to Auburn
• $2,000 to the Polycystic Kidney Foundation to be sole sponsor of the 2012 Walk for PKD in Seattle
• $2,000 to the Friendship Circle to help start Teen Scene, which will focus on teens with special needs, and
• $2,750 to Hope for Heroism, which has earmarked the funds for an injured Israeli soldier to attend university.
Hope for Heroism’s Chaim Levine addressed the audience, noting that Jews give four times more charity than the average American, and two of the teens, Molly Dubow and Robbie Ellenhorn, spoke to the power of J.Team’s effect on their understanding of philanthropy.
Applications for next year’s J.Team are accepted through July 1.
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