In honor of the holiday, JFCS wants to share our thanks…
To our staff, thank you for giving your compassion, your care, your creativity in the face of unprecedented challenges.
To our Board, thank you for giving your commitment and guidance to keep the agency on a steady course.
To our volunteers, thank you for giving your goodwill and your time. We have multiple programs entirely dependent on our corps of volunteer who have been unwavering in their service through this difficult time.
To our collaborators in the community, thank you for giving us your partnership and proving that we can accomplish more together and support our community through a strong network of resources.
To our clients, thank you for giving your trust to our team to provide you with counsel, with resources, with support in the face of many challenges this year.
To our donors, thank you for giving your support. From the start of the pandemic, you, our supporters, never hesitated in reaching out to see how you could contribute, which programs needed help, always asking “how can we help?”
…And give support.
We want to share a few notes of advice on how to manage the anxiety and stress that accompanies holidays “in the time of COVID-19.”
- Try to be realistic, the holiday does not have to be perfect. Choose a few traditions to hold on to and be open about creating new ones. This could mean that you have a virtual get together, or, weather permitting, dinner could be held outdoors.
- Practice self-care: taking 5 to 10 minutes out of your day to go for a walk outside, listening to calming music, lighting a scented candle, doing breathing exercises, and drinking water.
- Focus on what you are grateful for. Sometimes we need be thankful for what happens to us, sometimes we need be thankful for what does not.
Wishing everyone a safe, healthy and peaceful Thanksgiving.