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Q:What is StandWithUs?

A:StandWithUs, is an international, non-profit organization. We believe that education is the road to peace. StandWithUs is dedicated to informing the public about Israel and to combating the extremism and anti-Semitism that often distorts the issues. We believe that knowledge of the facts will correct common prejudices about the Arab-Israeli conflict, and will promote discussions and policies that can help promote peace in the region. Through print materials, speakers, programs, conferences, missions to Israel, campaigns, and internet resources, we ensure that the story of Israel's achievements and ongoing challenges is told on campuses and in communities, the media, libraries, and churches around the world. Based in Los Angeles, StandWithUs has sixteen offices across the U.S., and in Israel and the UK. Please visit our websites for more information.

StandWithUs was founded in 2001 in response to the misinformation that often surrounds the Middle East conflict, and the inappropriate often anti-Semitic language used about Israel and/or the Jewish people worldwide. StandWithUs has offices and chapters in Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Davis, Denver, Detroit, Chicago, Seattle, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Canada, France, the UK, Australia, and Israel.

Q:How can I make a donation?

A:Many of our members are simply unable to work on the front lines, but they CAN support those who do. We do not require a membership fee because we feel that everyone should receive our alerts, but we have a multitude of critical projects that need funding and generate ongoing operational costs.

If you wish to make a donation, please visit our website: www.standwithus.com/donate OR call our office at 310-836-6140.

StandWithUs, also known as the Israel Emergency Alliance, is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your gift to StandWithUs is fully tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

Q:How much of my donation goes to help Israel?

A:Your donation is applied to the work being done by StandWithUs in high schools, on college campuses, and in communities. Through our sixteen offices worldwide, including our significant presence in Israel, we focus on countering anti-Israel propaganda and promoting Israel.

Q:Is it possible to send a memorial gift in honor of or in memory of another person?

A:We happy to assist you in making a memorial gift to honor a departed loved one, or to remember a friend or family member. You can make a tribute donation (in memory of, or in honor of) through the donation page on our website, or by calling our office at 310-836-6140. With a minimum donation of $18, a tribute card will be sent at your request on your behalf.

Q:Is it safe to donate online with my credit card?

A:Yes. All information provided to StandWithUs online is secured in our system. We protect your personal information, including credit card details, by keeping it on a secure external database (rather than on the website) that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of StandWithUs.

Q:How can I opt out of StandWithUs mailings, phone calls, and/or email?

A:Please call our office at 310-836-6140 for assistance with opting-out of receiving solicitations.

Q:Can I make a contribution of Gifts in Kind?

A: Many of our members and benefactors contribute gifts in kind to StandWithUs on a regular basis. To make a contribution of Gifts in Kind, please contact Gary Ratner at GaryR@standwithus.com or at (310) 836-6140 ext. 101.

Q:How can I arrange a planned gift?

A: Yes, we graciously work with donors and benefactors to organize a planned gift, whether in the form of an endowment, stock, or as part of a will. To arrange a planned gift, please contact Gary Ratner at GaryR@standwithus.com or at (310) 836-6140 ext. 101.

Q:Do you accept donations of stock?

A: Yes, StandWithUs will gratefully accept donations of stock. To donate stock, bonds, or options, please contact Gary Ratner at GaryR@standwithus.com or at (310) 836-6140 ext. 101.

Q:Can I donate my car or other vehicle to StandWithUs?

A: Yes. Our work depends on being able to provide the community at large with resources, often depending on transportation. We are continuously seeking working vehicles to be donated for our efforts, and to assist us in increasing the geographic scope of our work. To donate your car or other vehicle, please contact Gary Ratner at GaryR@standwithus.com or at (310) 836-6140 ext. 101.

Q:How do I request a tax receipt? Are donations tax-deductible?

A: To request a tax receipt, please contact our accounting team at 310-836-6140. StandWithUs also known as the Israel Emergency Alliance, is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your gift to StandWithUs is fully tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

Q:Does StandWithUs maintain a social media presence?

A: Yes, our social media presence is one of the largest of all pro-Israel organizations. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube.

Q:How can I volunteer with/for StandWithUs? (volunteer opportunities)

A: We can always use more help in our vast efforts, locally or internationally. Please contact your local StandWithUs chapter to get involved and volunteer at events or with various projects. You can also fill-out our online volunteer form.

Q:Can I attend a local StandWithUs event in my community?

A: Yes. StandWithUs chapters nation-wide continuously hold events in local communities. Most events are open to the public, and some require a small fee to cover costs. Please visit our Events page at www.standwithus.com/events to view a calendar of our events by chapter, and for more information on upcoming events.

Q:Can I advertise on the StandWithUs website?

A: Yes. As one of the most popular pro-Israel organizations, and as a portal of information and resources on Israel worldwide, our website experiences high levels of international web traffic. To advertise on our site, please contact Jerry Rothstein at JerryR@standwithus.com or at (310) 836-6140 ext. 122.

Q:How can StandWithUs help me combat anti-Israel activity in my community?

A: StandWithUsís professional staff, members, and volunteers are available to provide you with resources and information to combat anti-Israel activity in your community. Our staff of campus professionals work with students on college and university campuses throughout North America, providing them with training and education, resources, and funding for events. In communities, StandWithUs is present and available to provide you with information and resources to combat anti-Israel events and activity. Please view our resources (brochures, flyers, signs, factsheets, etc.) on a plethora of topics and issues online at www.standwithus.com/resources, or contact your local StandWithUs chapter for further support.

Q:How can I best support StandWithUsís mission?

A: By making a donation to StandWithUs, you enable us to continue our work to combat anti-Israel propaganda and defend Israel by educating the public. Donations made to StandWithUs are applied directly to continuing our work, including creating more print materials, supporting our research, videos, web and social media departments, campus professionals, and funding for our fellowships.

Through print materials, speakers, programs, conferences, missions to Israel, campaigns, and internet resources, we ensure that the story of Israel's achievements and ongoing challenges is told on campuses and in communities, the media, libraries, and churches around the world. Based in Los Angeles, StandWithUs has fourteen offices across the U.S., and in Israel and the UK. Please visit our websites for more information HERE.

Q:How can I give on a consistent basis?

A: We can help you set up a payment plan to contribute to StandWithUs on a consistent basis. To contribute to StandWithUs on a consistent basis through a payment plan, please contact our office at (310) 836-6140. You can also make scheduled monthly, quarterly, or annual recurring payments online at www.standwithus.com/donate.

Q:How can I fundraise directly for StandWithUs?

A: We appreciate your desire to help StandWithUs grow and expand our efforts to support Israel worldwide. To fundraise directly for StandWithUs, or host local donor events, please contact Gary Ratner at GaryR@standwithus.com or at (310) 836-6140 ext. 101.

Q:Can I support an individual campus or Israel group through StandWithUs?

A: To support an individual campus or Israel group through your donation to StandWithUs, please contact Gary Ratner at GaryR@standwithus.com or at (310) 836-6140 ext. 101.

Q:What other ways can I contribute?

A: There are numerous other ways to contribute to StandWithUs, including hosting an event at your house, introducing us to your community and friends, and by supporting a specific project or initiative undertaken by StandWithUs. If you have any other ideas on how to contribute, or if you want to contribute to StandWithUs, please contact Gary Ratner at GaryR@standwithus.com or at (310) 836-6140 ext. 101.

Q:What other ways can I support StandWithUs?

A: In addition to monetary contributions, you can support StandWithUs by visiting our online store and making a purchase from our variety of items, including printed material, e-books, Judaica products year-round, and gift baskets for all occasions. Visit our online Shop for Israel.

Q:What naming opportunities does StandWithUs provide?

A: Many of our donors and supporters want to honor a living or departed loved one by making a sizeable donation to StandWithUs over a multi-year period, and naming a project or department after that individual. StandWithUs is continuously working on developing new and existing projects, and expanding our efforts worldwide. We are happy to help you with a naming opportunity, and develop a longstanding relationship with StandWithUs. For more information, please contact Gary Ratner at GaryR@standwithus.com or at (310) 836-6140 ext. 101.

Q:How can I help StandWithUs in applying for grants and major gifts from various foundations?

A: If you know of anyone who can help us apply for a grant, or know individuals at various foundations that would be interested in funding our work, please contact Gary Ratner at GaryR@standwithus.com or at (310) 836-6140 ext. 101.

Q:How can I start a chapter in my city/community?

A: We are continuously expanding our efforts to different cities around North America and worldwide. If you are interested in opening a StandWithUs chapter, and believe that your city/community has the right amount of passion and resources to support our efforts, please contact Jerry Rothstein at JerryR@standwithus.com or at (310) 836-6140 ext. 122.

Q:What is a Herzl Dinner, and how can I attend one?

A: Each year, StandWithUs members and donors generously host private dinners and events at their homes in an effort to increase momentum in the lead-up to the annual Festival of Lights gala in December. Herzl Dinners are hosted by board members, donors, or local members, gathering an intimate group of StandWithUs supporters to discuss the organizationís efforts and hear from high level speakers. To learn more about Herzl Dinners and further involvement with our organizationís fundraising efforts, please contact Gary Ratner at GaryR@standwithus.com or at (310) 836-6140 ext. 101.

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