United Way increases 2012 Jewish Federation allocation to nearly $180,000

The United Way of Greater St. Louis has allocated $179,475 to Jewish Federation for 2012-$12,500 more than last year’s allocation. The added funding has been designated for ElderLink St. Louis, a free community senior information and referral service, administered by Jewish Family & Children’s Service.  “Continuing to focus on the increasing needs of the growing older adult population in the St. Louis region is a major priority of the United Way,” said Cassandra Kaufman, United Way Vice President, Community Investment. 

Jewish Federation supports some 60 agencies, programs and services in St. Louis and worldwide that build and maintain a thriving and vibrant Jewish community.  Many of these services are also available to the public at large.

“We are truly appreciative of the trust and confidence United Way has shown,” said Bob Millstone, Jewish Federation Chair. “We offer our most sincere appreciation for this generous funding and look forward to another year of a rewarding partnership.”

Since its inception in 2009, ElderLink has reached out to more than 5,500 isolated and at-risk seniors. Lori Goldberg, Coordinator of Senior Services, JF&CS, said the funds for ElderLink “will bolster our vital information and referral phone line. As our senior population-with baby boomers now hitting 65-continues to surge, the United Way allocation will enable us to help more seniors and their younger caregivers.”

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For more information about ElderLink, call 314-812-9300 or email [email protected]