CJE SeniorLife Joins #GivingTuesday & #ILGive Movements to Encourage Day of Giving on December 3, 2019

#GivingTuesday donations to CJE will help sustain vital programs and services for older adults in Chicago, and will make twice the difference thanks to a matching challenge grant!

CHICAGO, November 19, 2019 – CJE SeniorLife will again be participating in the #GivingTuesday movement, a global effort that harnesses the collective power of individuals and families, nonprofits, schools, religious organizations, small businesses, and corporations to transform how people think about the holiday season. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, December 3, 2019, the 8th annual #GivingTuesday will utilize the impact of social media to inspire a day dedicated to giving—similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become synonymous with holiday shopping days. CJE is also pleased to join other Illinois organizations in the state-wide #ILGive campaign.

CJE helps more than 20,000 older adults and their family members in greater metropolitan Chicago annually through a comprehensive network of care—including life enrichment programs, supportive resources, healthcare, research and education. Over two-thirds of CJE’s clients receive free or subsidized programs and services, and past #GivingTuesday donations have supported CJE’s mission to help older adults age with dignity and respect.

This year, gifts to CJE will make twice the difference to older adults in need thanks to The Retirement Research Foundation, which will again be generously matching up to $5,000 for CJE's #GivingTuesday campaign and will also be awarding participating organizations that engage the greatest number of new donors. A $36 gift will provide a home-delivered meal, a ride to a doctor’s appointment, or a free exercise program or health screening to an older adult in the community.

CJE is encouraging its Board, Associate Board, staff, volunteers, their friends and families and YOU to help spread the word this #GivingTuesday! Last year, generous donors helped CJE raise $55,280. You can help CJE reach this year’s $60,000 fundraising goal—and open doors to new donors—by sharing this news with your community today. Learn more about CJE SeniorLife’s #GivingTuesday campaign at www.cje.net/givingtuesday, and share CJE’s #GivingTuesday posts with the hashtag #GivingTuesday or #ILGive on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Thank you for your support on this day of giving!


Since 1972, CJE SeniorLife has enhanced the lives of older adults and their families through an innovative, comprehensive network that includes life enrichment programs, supportive resources, healthcare, research and education. CJE is a partner with the Jewish United Fund in serving our community. For more information about CJE services, call 773.508.1000 or visit www.cje.net.

Contact: Nicole Bruce
Phone: 773.508.1026
E-Mail: Nicole.Bruce@cje.net