American Zionists have raised a sum close to $350,000 during the past ten months for the benefit of the Jewish National Fund, according to a financial statement made public by Emanuel Neumann, president, covering the period from October 1, 1929 to August 1, 1930.
The statement shows a large increase in the collections as compared with those of last year. The Jewish National Fund, though not included in the Allied Jewish Campaign, and notwith-standing the fact that it has conducted no campaigns or “drives,” has succeeded in raising this amount due to the ever-growing popularity of the Fund among American Jews, Mr. Neumann stated, pointing out that the result, represented by the $342,317.42, is the outcome of efforts made by Jewish National Fund committees and groups of volunteers in 750 Jewish communities throughout the United States.
An interesting feature in the report is the almost even result of the street collections held by the Fund during the period under review. The report shows that the Flag Day collection held in December and the Flower Day collection held in June, brought in each a sum in the neighborhood of $23,000.
The total of $342,317.42 as compared with $258,941.54 of the preceding year, was derived from the following sources: Barondess Memorial Fund, $700; Bazaars, $2,000; Bequests, $25,067.04; Boxes, $47,572.64; Collections, $40, 323.73; Flag Day, $23,161.80; Flower Day, $23;763.48; Golden Book, $36,495.23; Kaarah, $2,186.85; Land donations, $41,944.15; Purim, $16,055.46; Rokeach Endowment Fund, $50,000; Stamps, $12,479.80; Tisha b’Av, $1,818.72; Tree donations, $13,523.26: Voluntary Tax, $200; Unspecified Items, $5,025.26.