Janney Linwood Collects More Than 250 Hats for Homeless

Posted on August 22, 2014

The Linwood Office of Janney Montgomery Scott LLC has collected more than 250 hats for the local homeless population during their first annual hat drive. In partnership with Jewish Family Service, this hat drive was a great way for Janney Linwood to interact with the community and give back to those in need. Hundreds of hats were distributed to the homeless during the annual Project Homeless Connect held on August 15th at the Atlantic City Rescue Mission. In addition to hats, Janney Linwood and JFS collected other necessities such as sunscreen, water bottles, chapstick and flashlights.

“We appreciate the community supporting this new initiative by donating their new and gently used hats,” said Steve Marchel, Janney Linwood Branch Manager. “As a result of this successful hat drive, we are happy we are able to provide those in need with items they can use on a daily basis, hopefully making their lives a little easier and more comfortable.”

As a respected local business, Janney Linwood, a JFS Builder Donor, is committed to giving back to the community. With the support of many generous donors, like Janney Linwood, Jewish Family Service serves more than 5,200 local individuals per year through a variety of services. Responding to the needs of the community, JFS offers counseling, case management, and an array of other services including family and children’s programs, older adult assistance, autism support, Kosher Meals-on-Wheels, a community food pantry and diabetes advocacy.

“The hat drive was a great and innovative way for local business and community supporter Janney Linwood to give back to those in need in our community,” said Andrea Steinberg, CEO of Jewish Family Service. “This is just another example of how individuals and businesses can think outside of the box and come up with different ways to help support the community.”

For more information about Janney Linwood please visit www.janneylinwood.com. For more information about Jewish Family Service programs and events please call 609-822-1108 or visit www.jfsatlantic.org.