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Volunteers are people who make a difference to other people's lives.
Economically, they undertake activities that would otherwise have to
be funded by the state or private capital, and thus add to the overall
economic output of a country and reduce the burden on government
Socially, volunteering helps build more cohesive communities,
fostering greater trust between citizens, so essential to building a
more stable populace. It can bring entirely different sections of
the population together, encourage greater understanding, and provide
the glue that binds society, making people feel an important part of the
The League of Jewish Women was founded in 1943, in desperate wartime
conditions, and its members have worked tire since then in making an
effective contribution to the solution of problems confronting the
general community, Jewish and non-Jewish. Since its earliest days
it has embraced diversity, providing support wherever necessary,
regardless of colour or creed.
Like other welfare organisations, it has brought comfort to many
thousands, and its history to date is an inspiring story of selfless
devotion for the well being of others.
"It has fired my enthusiasm to join" Ann Elmer
"A very good read" Rosalind Preston
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