JFCS is happy to announce that it has received a $180,000 grant from the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation of Owings Mills, MD. This grant is the largest award JFCS has received for its Fund The Future Capital Campaign, which began in 2014, in order for JFCS to expand and renovate its physical office space and enhance service delivery to JFCS’ current and prospective clients. This Capital Campaign is also supported by a mix of individual, corporate, government, and foundation donors committed to JFCS’ mission and valuable work in Greater Mercer County, NJ and Lower Bucks County, PA.
Through the Fund The Future Campaign, JFCS reconfigured and renovated its existing office space at 707 Alexander Road, Suite 102, Princeton, NJ and also was able to purchase and renovate a second office suite at this address, Suite 204.
An important outcome of this Capital Campaign is JFCS’ ability to expand our core Service Areas/Departments which are Senior Services, Clinical/Mental Health Counseling, Case Management, Community Programs & Services, and Volunteer Services. Another benefit is that JFCS can host more support groups, meetings, professional development, and trainings on-site.
“We are extremely grateful to the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation for their support of our Fund The Future Campaign and JFCS’ valuable work to sustain vulnerable members of the Greater Mercer County community. JFCS is also very pleased to establish this relationship with the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, a leading national foundation. With this significant funding award, JFCS is now able to bring our Fund the Future Campaign to a close,” said Linda Meisel, Executive Director of Jewish Family & Children’s Service.
“Thanks to the generous and impactful Weinberg Foundation grant and donations from all of our valued Fund the Future Campaign donors, JFCS is able to increase the number of clients we can serve and expand our scope of services to clients and members of the community. In addition, our new and renovated facilities will allow us to continue to be a premier social service agency in Central Jersey.” said Audrey D. Wisotsky, President of Jewish Family & Children’s Service’s Board of Directors.
JFCS is happy to announce that it has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President’s Grant fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation!
In the spring of 2015, JFCS undertook expansion of its offices including the physical space of the Kosher food pantry. The funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President’s Grant fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation will be used to purchase healthy and fresh food items (e.g. fruits, vegetables, eggs and dairy products) which cannot be collected through traditional community food drives.
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JFCS Intern Heather Ciociola was featured in Rutgers Today as a future leader in social work.
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Published on NJ.com 3/31/2015
Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County has received a grant from the Novo Nordisk Community Health Collaborative to benefit the expanded Ohel Avraham Kosher Food Pantry.
The grant will allow for a Nutrition Education and Wellness initiative with the consultation of a Registered Dietician.
Novo Nordisk has donated Eating Well cookbooks and portion control plates to the food pantry.