Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Three Ways to Support JRI-Poland.org #poland #lodz

Stanley Diamond
 

Dear friends of JRI-Poland:

This is the time of year when many of our supporters consider holiday and
year-end contributions, and so we ask you to give serious thought to the
three ways in which your help can be so important to JRI-Poland at this
time:

1) Contribute to a Town Project

There is more to do for almost every town in our database including adding
more years and supplementing existing indices with additional information.
Donations of every size are needed to keep each town project moving
forward. Please contact the Town Leaders or Archive Coordinators for
your towns to find out what additional indexing or records extraction
needs to be done or write to questions@.... Please give
generously to these worthwhile projects.

2) Give a Gift to our Next Generation Project

JRI-Poland has embarked upon an ambitious Next Generation project to make
our website even more productive in the coming year. The 'Next Gen'
Project requires significant donations. It entails the first overhaul
haul of our database and website in 25 years. It is our commitment to bring
you the very best ways to access and analyze the information you need to
build your family tree and retrieve the names of your previously unknown
ancestors and lost relatives.

I am proud to mention that several JRI-Poland board members have directed
significant grants >from family foundations to support the Next Gen project.
While not everyone is in a position to match their generosity, now we need
others to join our families with their support. We still have a long way
to go and we hope to raise a minimum of $10,000 a month over the next year
to make sure development proceeds at a steady pace.

For more information about Next Gen, please write to nextgen@...
and read more at: http://www.jri-poland.org/NextGeneration.pdf

3) Help Strengthen our General Fund

The JRI-Poland General Fund can also use your strong support. As JRI-Poland
has grown over the years, we've experienced increasing Computer,
Accounting & Auditing needs that require professional resources, and since
we are a completely independent organization that has never charged a
membership fee, we need to ask now for donations to administer our
basic support structure.

No donation is too small and every donation is greatly appreciated!
You can donate online at: www.jri-poland.org/support.htm

When donating by credit card, under "Town Name' please write
in which town you wish to support, or under Special Instructions write:
'Next Generation Project' or "General Fund"
depending on your intention.

If you are in a position to make a further significant difference towards
the future of JRI-Poland, please contact mitzvah@.... Your
exceptional generosity is needed now!

Remember, we now also provide a facility to make recurring donations. Small
donations >from you each month, can make a large difference to us.

Finally, JRI-Poland has been the recipient of a number of bequests >from
researchers remembering our organization in their final gift giving plans.
These bequests have given us the flexibility in the past to invest in new
indexing/extractions projects. We hope that those of you who are in position
to do so will consider supporting the JRI-Poland legacy with a bequest of
your own.

Note: JRI-Poland is an independent non-profit organization, a registered
501(c)(3) in the United States, with its own administration, volunteers
and fundraising. As a courtesy to researchers, JRI-Poland enables its
data search results to be displayed on JewishGen's All Poland Database.

Wishing each and every one of you a healthy and joyous 5780!

Stanley Diamond
Executive Director, JRI-Poland.org
On behalf of the board of JRI-Poland

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