JFS Flamingo Fundraiser Brings Smiles During the Winter Blues

Posted on February 05, 2021

Kevin Hamm and Lee Watson, of Event Sponsor Geoscape Solar, help close out the successful fundraising campaign.

As JFS’ unique blue flamingo migration comes to an end, 77 residential homes throughout Atlantic County were flocked as part of the Jewish Family Service fundraiser. The two-month program, which raised more than $8,600, showcased these vibrantly colored birds adorning lawns and porches throughout the region. The proceeds support JFS’ commitment to helping children, families and seniors in the community.

“It is thrilling that this distinctive fundraiser was so wonderfully accepted by community residents and businesses. The positive feedback from people who have been flocked has been tremendous. Besides the revenue our agency garnered, this fundraiser brought smiles to many faces, which all of us can use in this current environment,” said Andrea Steinberg, Chief Executive Officer of Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties.

JFS was also grateful for the program sponsors including Geoscape Solar, Scott Brown Insurance Agency, Levin Commercial Real Estate, Hafetz and Associates and The Law Offices of Melissa Rosenblum who supported this fundraising endeavor.

With Linwood, Margate and Egg Harbor Township topping the flocking locations, many shared their wonderful comments about this first-of-its-kind fundraiser –

“This is the best idea for a fundraiser ever! It’s like mischief night for a cause! It’s surprising, hilarious, spreads cheer AND good will. It’s what everyone needs in these times: to be reminded to laugh and reminded to give.” – Kristi G., Margate

“My wife and I thought this would be a great way to celebrate my daughter's 18th birthday. When she saw the front yard with blue flamingos everywhere, she said it was a great surprise, it made her day." – Alex M., Linwood

“I thought your Flocking Fundraiser was a genius idea! On a dreary winter day, the blue flamingos were traffic stoppers! Do it again!" – Christine A., Egg Harbor Township

JFS is still working to reach our $10,000 goal, so if you would like to make a donation, visit www.jfsatlantic.org. For information about JFS’ programs and services, call 609.822.1108, x1.