It is a great tradition in Judaism to honor those we love by giving tzedakah (charity) in their names. In fact, we learn in Pirkei Avot that doing so ultimately brings honor to you, the donor.
Click here to donate in honor or in memory of someone special to you. It's a great way to acknowledge and extend good wishes on the occasion of a birthday, Bar or Bat Mitzvah, engagement, wedding – or just to say "I love you." Your contribution in any amount will be acknowledged with a beautiful card per your instructions, to inform the person you wish to honor - or his family - of your kind and generous gesture.
Giving tzedakah is a gesture filled with meaning. Your loved ones cannot help but appreciate your action, which will improve the lives of people in need and help to strengthen our community. And giving tzedakah in memory of loved ones makes a strong statement about their own good deeds accomplished during their lives.
Tzedakah is the gift that "always fits": when you give to the Federation, your donation touches lives here in Pittsburgh, in Israel and around the world. It touches the young and old, the hungry, the vulnerable. It supports educational and cultural programs and so many more vital services. And it's the gift that "keeps on giving," as help and compassion delivered to someone in need will instill in them enduring feelings of being cared for and valued.