The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Our mission is to strengthen families and individuals across generations and cultures to achieve stability, independence and community.
Jewish Family and Children's Service (JFCS) of Greater Philadelphia nurtures and supports children, youth, and families in every phase of the life cycle through emergency assistance, counseling, chaplaincy, and other vital programs. Each day JFCS reaches out and supports the needs of individuals, families, and communities through its major programmatic areas: Children, Youth, and Family Services; Adult Services; Senior Services; Education and Outreach Services; Jewish Community Services; and Open Arms Adoption Network.
The JFCS thrift boutique is a hidden gem of treasures. I've been volunteering since June of 2015 and have found great joy in interacting with the manager Terri, fellow volunteers and customers. I personally love shopping there - my wardrobe has vastly improved ever since I set foot in the boutique and am learning retail in a fun and loving environment.