Sharansky Genesis Prize Funds Help Jewish Care Fight COVID-19

04 May 2020

Jewish Care chosen to receive Sharansky Genesis Prize funds to alleviate coronavirus suffering

Legendary human rights activist Natan Sharansky has chosen Jewish Care as one of 15 charities to receive support through the prestigious $1million Genesis Prize. Former Chair of the Jewish Agency for Israel, Sharansky was awarded the prize in December, and chose to direct the funds to organisations fighting the coronavirus pandemic and supporting individuals most affected by it.

The funds will be used to purchase protective equipment for staff engaged in providing support to vulnerable residents in care homes including those receiving end of life care. The grant will supplement Jewish Care’s emergency COVID-19 appeal, launched to support the increased demands and challenges for care providers during the coronavirus crisis.

The Genesis Prize Foundation (GPF) announced today the names of all 15 recipients of this year’s Genesis Prize grants.

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