Charity sending Jewish children’s books to families raises £250k

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Charity sending Jewish children’s books to families raises £250k

PJ Library supported by 1,100 donors from Belfast to Brighton and Wimbledon to Glasgow

Pic: PJ Library 2023
Pic: PJ Library 2023

A charity which sends a monthly book about Jewish values and traditions to young families raised more than a quarter of a million pounds in its annual fundraising campaign. 

PJ Library was loyally supported by match-funders including the model Caprice Bourret, 1,100 donors and 100 young PJ Library Champions, who shared personal stories of what the books mean to them.

They all received a special message of support as the campaign launched from TV presenter Rachel Riley.

Dad Ben Waidhofer said: “Our children love reading the books which have become a wonderful tool for us at home, school and even during festivals.  As each book arrives through our postbox, it provides our children with what we consider to be perhaps the most important message of all: that they really are part of a much larger family than the community on our doorstep.”

Sharon Blackstone, Director of Development, said: “As well as raising the funds needed to support the programme, it has been so heartwarming to receive messages from families about what PJ Library means to them in so many places – from Belfast to Brighton, Wimbledon to Glasgow. PJ Library is helping families stay connected to the Jewish community through timeless stories about our shared heritage.”

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