MONTREAL (Aug. 26)
The “Great Goldsweep” is the name of a unique fund-raising venture to be launched by the Hadassah-WIZO Organization of Canada from coast to coast this fall. The objective will be to collect unused, discarded metallic objects for conversion into much-needed cash for Israel, Hadassah-WIZO women in every community, 16,000 strong, will collect discarded items of gold, gold plate or filled, sterling silver, or silver plated, brass or items containing any kind of valuable metal capable of being recycled. The resulting concentrate will be sold at current market prices for re-use by industries requiring precious metals.
In announcing the “Great Goldsweep,” Mrs. B.M. Bloomfield, national president, urged every Jewish household to participate in this collection as a means of providing extra dollars to relieve the economic hardship suffered by many families in Israel. “This is literally a golden opportunity to help needy mothers and children in Israel.” Mrs. Bloomfield said.
Mrs. A.A. Keenberg of Winnipeg has been appointed national chairman of the “Great Goldsweep.” Her aim is to implement the project in every community across Canada, Detailed plans for collection, sorting and refining procedures have been worked out over the past six months, The campaign is being patterned on the highly successful drive carried out in Winnipeg following the outbreak of the Yom Kippur War.