MARGATE — For many people, this past year has been about reliance. Whether that means relying on someone for assistance or helping someone in need. Either way, we now consider them a supportive friend. At Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties (JFS), our staff and volunteers provide that support to more than 8,000 individuals and families each year.
Whether it’s through the Food Pantry, which has assisted more than 7,300 people since March of 2020, over 6,000 tele-health counseling sessions, and 120 Village by the Shore virtual programs as well as supportive housing assistance, vocational services and more, JFS is committed to helping those in need. Yet, we cannot do it alone.
As some families and friends come together to celebrate Passover, it’s important to remember as a valued JFS Friend, each contribution ensures we can continue to provide assistance as well as programs, services and events for residents throughout our community, and with the current economic environment, your support is greatly needed.
When considering your donation, please know that every dollar helps. For example, $36 will feed a family through our food pantry; $50 will offset the cost of a counseling session for someone overcome with anxiety; $100 will assure a month of Kosher meals for a senior sheltered in their home; and $250 will provide emergency shelter for a family who otherwise might be homeless.
As JFS continues to meet the ever-growing needs of the community, we rely on donations from you, our Friends, to assure we can assist everyone who walks through our agency doors. We hope to be able to count on you for your support for JFS to achieve its $35,000 annual Friends fundraising goal.
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the JFS Friends Campaign. Your contribution can be mailed to Jewish Family Service, 607 N. Jerome Ave., Margate, or made online at JFSAtlantic.org. For more information, contact Susan Kotzen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-822-1108, ext. 218.