While the Annual Campaign supports the regular initiatives of the JUF, including subsidized health care and the provision of food and medicine to seniors, the organization also raises money in support of specific causes. In 2014, it responded to the outbreak of violence in Israel with an emergency campaign that raised $9.7 million. Funds from the campaign provided meals and supplies as well as activity kits and trauma support for people forced into shelters by rocket attacks and other vulnerable populations in Israel.
Thanks to the generosity of the Jewish community in Chicago, 2014 marked the fifth consecutive year of growth for the Annual Campaign. With the support of its donors, the JUF plans to continue doing what it has done for more than a century: help people in need all over the world.