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Happenings at JFS Orlando


January 19, 2018

Coffee Connections at JFS Orlando returns Jan. 25

JFS Orlando invites the community to sip some coffee, nosh on a bagel and see/hear new and exciting developments at the facility. Learn about the positive impact JFS Orlando is having in the community. There are new programs, new building enhancements, and new specialties.

Coffee Connections will be held throughout 2018 on the last Thursday of the month from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. (tour starting promptly at 8:15 a.m.) beginning this month. The tour is free. RSVPs are requested by contacting Amanda Marchese at 407-644-7593,ext.227 or by email to Amanda.marchese@jfsorlando.org

Need to use a computer?

JFS Orlando’s Computer Lab, funded in part by the Frances and Joseph Victor Fund at the Central Florida Foundation, is open to the community. Those in need of assistance with a resume, job search, government benefit applications, Microsoft software or any online-based activity, call 407-644-7593 to schedule an appointment.

The Lab always needs volunteers. If interested in volunteering in the computer lab, contact Volunteer Coordinator Amanda Marchese for more information.

Ways to contribute to JFS Orlando

Amazon Smile

Did you know that just by choosing Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando as your charity beneficiary when making purchases on amazon.com, JFS Orlando will receive .5 percent of the purchase price on eligible items? Go to http://www.smile.amazon.com to learn how you can give the easy way.

JFS Orlando Tribute Cards

For a minimum suggested donation of $18, you can cheer up a neighbor, wish a happy birthday or provide your thanks by sending a customized greeting card.

Monetary Gifts

For every dollar donated, JFS can purchase $6 worth of food or pantry items No donation is too small. Donations can be mailed to The George Wolly Center, 2100 Lee Rd., Ste. A, Winter Park, FL 32789 or by calling 407-644-7593.

Food Donations

JFS Orlando puts food on the table for more than 76,000 Central Floridians each year. Donations of canned and nonperishable groceries that have not expired can be brought to the Pearlman Pantry during pantry hours: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m .; and Friday, 9 a.m.-noon.

Centerpieces for Tzedakah

If you’re planning a wedding, baby shower, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, or any special event, JFS Orlando’s Centerpieces for Tzedakah would be a wonderful addition. Not only would you be enhancing your event and going, “green,” but you would also be helping those in need. In Modern Hebrew, Tzedakah is the (Jewish) obligation to help those in need in our community. With your support, JFS does this every day by providing food for the hungry.

The centerpieces are very easy to order, and each rental of $200 provides 100 meals to those in need:

Two styles from which to choose:

• Wicker basket

• Trunk (3 available: small, medium or large)

All are filled with a representation of items offered in the JFS Pearlman Food Pantry. The baskets and trunks are wrapped in clear packaging and adorned with ribbon.

• Free pick-up and delivery to local event site

• 100% tax-deductible as donation to JFS Orlando

Rental Fees:

• Minimum rental order is $200

• Basket or carts - $25 each

• Trunk - $200

• Value Packages: 5 baskets + trunk - $300; 10 baskets + trunk - $350; 20 baskets + trunk - $500

Please email/call Development Coordinator, Amanda Benedit, with any questions atamanda.benedit@jfsorlando.org or 407-644-7593 x227.


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