New York (Jan. 21)
– Some 21,000 New Yorkers, contributing an average of about $100 each, answered the Jan. 18 “Super Sunday” calls of more than 2,000 volunteer telephone solicitors with $2.1 million in pledges to the 1981 United Jewish Appeal-Federation Campaign in support of humanitarian agencies aiding nearly four million people in Israel, elsewhere overseas and here in the metropolitan area.
This was announced by “Super Sunday” chairpersons Daniel Andron and Linda Feinstone on the basis of a nearly complete tabulation of the results of the 12-hour marathon of calls from seven telephone centers to Jewish households in New York City, Westchester and Long Island.
The raising of $2.1 million in one day in mid-January from people who would not normally give until later in the year was seen by the chairpersons as an encouraging first step in an effort to speed the flow of dollars to UJA and Federation agencies before their purchasing power is eroded by continuing inflation.
The “Super Sunday” volunteer who, in a drawing conducted at the close of the day’s activities, won a pair of tickets and a trip to New Orleans for next Sunday’s super bowl football game, is Gladys Goldstein of New Rochelle, N.Y.