The Holidays only happen once a year, but that once a year takes a year to put together!
The Holiday Gift Giving program is the best opportunity of the year to get the entire community involved with Jewish Family & Community Services - Jew and non-Jew alike. It allows donors to "adopt" a child for the holidays - and those Holidays could be Christmas, Chanukah or Kwaanza. The goal is to involve as many people as possible and introduce new ones to all that JFCS does.
In 2019, we served over 1,720 children and seniors and provided them with something they wouldn't have without our support - a good Holiday season where they have presents to open on the day they celebrate!
Whether you choose to sponsor a child or senior in need or are a volunteer who wishes to help directly interact and get gifts for those in need, we welcome you to participate.
This project is ongoing throughout the year. We collect and store gifts to be given out when the Holidays arrive. If you are interested in getting involved, contact Donna O'Steen at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
The Holiday Gift Giving program is both a drive and a volunteer opportunity.
The mission of Jewish Family & Community Services is to strengthen the entire community by providing individual and family social services in the Jewish tradition of helping people help themselves.
Jewish Family & Community Services, Inc. (JFCS) has been a vital part of the Jacksonville Community since 1917, lending a helping hand to people from all walks of life. JFCS has changed the lives of thousands on the First Coast, from the young to the aged, the hurting, the lonely and the lost. JFCS just celebrated 100 years of service to Northeast Florida, and we remain true to its mission to "strengthening the entire community by providing family and individual social services in the Jewish tradition of helping people help themselves."
JFCS provides the ENTIRE community with family-centered services designed to strengthen the skills necessary for self-sufficiency and well-being. The Agency's six core programs work together to protect at-risk children, keep families together, prevent homelessness, feed the hungry, help struggling students succeed and strengthen the coping skills of emotionally distressed individuals and families. JFCS is unique in that, from a single point of entry, clients have access to a number of wraparound services: case management, private adoption, outpatient mental health counseling and assessment, in-home dropout prevention services for middle-school students and their families, life skills education, emergency financial assistance, a food pantry and services designed specifically for the Jewish community - including Holocaust survivors programming.
Children & Youth
We'll work with your schedule.
8540 Baycenter RdJacksonville, FL32256
September 15, 2020
Must be at least 25
Orientation or Training
November through December are the busiest months, but much planning goes into it.