Be a Friend of JFS Support the Agency’s Annual Campaign

Posted on September 27, 2016

As families celebrate the High Holidays, they reflect on the past year and the many experiences they have enjoyed. However, around the corner, an elderly woman must choose between buying medication or paying rent.  A community member worries when he will receive his next meal and our aging neighbors are isolated and lonely. Jewish Family Service of Atlantic and Cape May Counties (JFS) provides support to more than 8,500 of our neighbors, friends, colleagues and family members each year. Of those JFS helps each year, hundreds are older adults, like Philip.  

Philip, 85, lives alone and can no longer drive due to arthritis. JFS now provides monthly rides to his doctor’s appointments, errands and activities. Philip is enjoying his newfound freedom and meeting new friends.

Each year, individuals and families turn to JFS for services and support.  Thanks to the support of our Friends, we continue to rise to meet the needs of the people in our community. However, our work is far from done. Together, we can build a stronger, more vital community, greater opportunity, and healthier lives.

 Please support JFS by making a donation to the Annual Friends Campaign. Your gift, in any amount, will make a difference for community members. Please send your tax-deductible gift to Jewish Family Service at 607 N. Jerome Avenue in Margate, or donate online here.