Help make every day better for each member of our community, including yourself!


When you sign up to receive texts and/or emails, we'll send you tips, inspiration, and ways you can take action through happiness, kindness, and charity. 

As part of the opportunity to do a mitzvah (good deed) each day, we will provide you with an empty can (if you don't already have one) that can be filled over and over again with your spare change. If every one of our volunteers put a dime a day in their can every day, it would cover our entire food costs!  That’s right - your spare change can truly change lives and revitalize our entire community.  


Yet, there's still another reason to join the CANpaign, and it has nothing to do with our organizational needs or our 3,000 recipient families. It's about giving something priceless to every one of you, our volunteers: an opportunity for a daily mitzvah through small change and tzedakah (charitable giving) as part of a community effort. Our text/email reminders will inspire and enrich your life by helping you to participate in tzedakah every single day.  Why? Because that's what being human is about - it's about giving from your heart every single day and the light it brings to you and everyone around you.


Together, we CAN make a difference in our community!

Sign up to receive CANpaign emails and/or text messages*:

JRA cans are available at our office in Bala Cynwyd and at our warehouse in northeast Philadelphia during our food distributions.  In the future, we plan to have the ability to mail you one of your very own!  Email melanie@jewishrelief.org with your name and address and we will be happy to mail you a can when that time comes.


Once your can is full, just bring it to any of our food distributions to have it counted on the spot!  To make your donation count even more, Beneficial Bankis generously matching the first $10,000 collected in our coin machine.

You may also sign up to receive text messages* by texting @JRACan to 81010:

*Standard text message fees may apply, so check with your carrier.  Some cell carriers may show an alert that there might be costs when you text to 81010.  This is a pre-emptive text for all short codes (81010 is a short code), since some often do have additional costs.  81010 is not a short code that will cost more.

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