Brooklyn Drive to Go on Until It Attains Goal
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Brooklyn Drive to Go on Until It Attains Goal

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The Brooklyn Federation of Jewish Charities’ $500,000 twenty-fifth anniversary campaign will continue indefinitely in an endeavor to raise what is declared to be the minimum amount necessary to meet the budgetary requirements of the twenty-five affiliated societies, it is announced by County Judge Algeron I. Nova, chairman of the campaign.

“In my opinion the campaign, in which a total of $500,000 must be secured, has just begun,” said Judge Nova. ‘I call on all our supporters not to lag in their Federation activities, but to bend every effort to obtain every dollar possible for our great cause. The welfare of thousands of destitute, sick, homeless and otherwise unfortunate people depends on the success of our drive.”

$250,000 SO FAR

Nearly $250,000 in cash has been raised thus far in the campaign including annual subscriptions, contributions and special donations. On Federation Day, an annual event in the yearly drive, $16,438 was secured. Harry Zeitz was chairman of the day.

The women’s division of the Federation has raised $12,029 of its $15,000 quota, it is announced by the president, Mrs. Clarence G Bachrach, and expects to obtain the remainder through a dance and bridge party to be given by the Ocean Front group at the Half Moon Hotel, Coney Island, Saturday night. Miss Mary E. Dillon is honorary chairman of the Ocean Front unit. Mrs. Nathan L. Goldstein, chairman of the women’s division roll call, which began May 21, announces that $4,022 was raised in that endeavor.

The Junior Federation has completed the $7,500 quota allotted to that group in the Brooklyn Federation drive. More than $6,000 had been raised before the marine sport dance held at the Half Moon Hotel, Coney Island, last Saturday night, and funds resulting from that affair brought the total above the quota figure, according to Stuart M. Miller, campaign chairman for the Junior unit. Samuel Weinberg was chairman of the dance committees.

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