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Challah for Hunger at CU

Sophia Goldberg, C4H President

This fall CU freshman, Sophia Goldberg, decided to bring the international organization, Challah for Hunger, to campus. Each week CU students and community members order challah, for a $5 minimum donation each. Then every Thursday between 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. volunteers get together at CU Hillel to braid and bake the challot. Once the delicious bread is baked it is either delivered or picked up by the customer. All the proceeds from the donations go to non-profit organizations.

Half the proceeds at all Challah for Hunger clubs go to the American Jewish World Service’s Relief Fund in Sudan. This relief effort provides many services to the displaced people in Sudan and Chad. The efforts include: improving access to clean water; enhancing relief camps and sanitation facilities; providing emergency, preventative and basic healthcare; and lastly nutrition and reproductive health services and counseling.

The other half of the proceeds this semester is going to the international non-profit organization, First Book. First Book’s mission is to see that all children, regardless of their economic conditions, have access to an ongoing supply of new books. Every $5 in proceeds translates into two books for a child in need!

If you have any questions, want to learn more, or are interested in ordering challah, check out CU’s Challah for Hunger’s website or email Challah@Colorado.edu.

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