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GIVING

A commitment to JFCS is a commitment to your community.

Your support of JFCS allows us to continue serving those most in need here in our community through comprehensive social services and innovative programs. When you make a donation to our agency, you can be sure that the gift is directly benefiting our clients – 81₵ of every dollar goes towards program delivery.

SPECIAL GIVING INITIATIVES

The JFCS Women’s Alliance is a group of women committed to addressing hunger in our community. By supporting this new initiative, you will help ensure that those with the greatest need will have access to healthy and nutritious food.

This group began with a handful of women asking “How can we do more?” which became the foundation for a sustainable giving group to support JFCS.

This membership-based collaboration benefits JFCS programs addressing hunger year after year. In the inaugural year (2019-2020), 78 women agreed to serve as Founding Members of the Women’s Alliance, with many more contributing to the fund, to raise more than $80,000 to help the JFCS Mobile Food Pantry remain stocked during its first year on the road. The mobile pantry supports 1,800 individuals each month.

Why focus on Hunger?

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically increased the need for food across our communities. According to Feeding America, Mercer County had a reported food insecurity rate of 8.9% as of 2018, this is projected to increase by 53% by the end of 2020.

Over 50,000 men, women and children in Mercer County will lack consistent access to enough food to lead healthy, active lives. JFCS continues to adapt programming to meet the growing need while safely distributing food during the pandemic including expanding our Mobile Food Pantry program, instituting no-contact pick up at our on-site pantry, and more meal delivery options for our seniors.

Women’s Alliance members who give at the annual level are recognized on our website, in our Annual Report and are invited to attend the annual Member Event.

2020 Virtual Event…Save the Date!

Conversations with Joanne Canady-Brown:
Community & Resilience

Joanne is the owner of The Gingered Peach (Lawrenceville, NJ) and Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Fellow, James Beard Foundation

 Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 12:00 PM

ZOOM EVENT Invitation Link with be shared in advance

See “How to Join” to learn about ways to join this year!

2020 Event Committee

Stacey Bialow ● Paula Heller ● Carol Lerner ● Carli Masia
Jacqueline Orr ● Robin Persky ● Sheryl Punia ●  Denny Siegel
Helane Staller

MORE WAYS TO JOIN IN 2020

$1,000+ Sustaining Membership

Includes attendance at Fall 2020 Virtual Event, delivery of pastries from The Gingered Peach and a special Gingered Peach recipe with ingredients, Woman’s Alliance branded mug with coffee & tea, and Listing as Sustaining Member on JFCS Website & Annual Report

$540-$999 Supporting Membership

Includes attendance at Fall 2020 Virtual Event, delivery of pastries from The Gingered Peach, Woman’s Alliance branded mug and Listing as Supporting Member on JFCS Website & Annual Report

$180-$539 Contributing Membership

Includes attendance at Fall 2020 Virtual Event, Woman’s Alliance branded mug and Listing as Contributing Member on JFCS Website & Annual Report

If you are unable to participate, please consider making a donation in support of the Women’s Alliance and their mission at a level that is meaningful to you.

Make your 2020-2021 contribution online

Contact Helaine Isaacs at HelaineI@jfcsonline.org / 609-987-8100 ext 104.

2020 – 2021

Sustaining Members

Anonymous (1)
Abrams Foundation/Nati Kushner
Rachelle Berkman
Stacey Bialow
Shari Blecher
Myra Colbert
Andrea Dedrick
Holli Elias
Susan Falcon
Eliot & Marsha Freeman
Bobbi Freedman
Beth Frieder
Andrea Genek
Carol Golden
Jacqueline Goldfinger
Ellen Gordon
Nadivah Greenberg
Paula Heller
Amy Hoffman
Jodi Hornstein
Ilene Janofsky
Kathy Lane
Barbara Lawrence
Carol Lerner
Mel Lubin
Carli Masia
Debby Maisel
Ginny Mason
Linda Meisel
Lois Miller
Michelle Napell
Jackie Orr
Reba Orszag

Danielle Perlman
Robin Persky
Anita Plotkin
Carol Pollard
Sheryl Punia
Lois Riskin
Phlaxy & Howard Rosenman
Norma Saks
Patricia Schlaefer
Marcie Shavel
Dina Shaw
Denise Siegel
Lisette Siegel
Lisa Smukler
Elaine Sussman
Lisa Tobias
Marissa Treu
Amy Vogel
Stacey Wasserman
Audrey Wisotsky

2020 – 2021

Supporting Members

Jennifer Agran
Candice Amato
Meryl Baurmash
Judy Bortnick
Joyce Kalstein
Judy Leopold
Lauren Nazarian
Jaimie Orland
Arlene Pedovitch
Julie Ramirez
Joyce Rappeport
Beverly Rubman
Betsy Silverman
Helane Staller
Rina Traub
Annie Zecher

2020 – 2021

Contributing Members

Anonymous (2)
Lisa Adler
Gail Alba
Amy Becker-Mattes
Anne Berman-Waldorf
Adena Blum
Charlene Borsack
Cindy Bright
Sara Bucholtz
Christine Cirkus
Barbara Curran
Barbara Felton
Dara Foster-Storch
Melissa Freedman
Jaimi Gaffe
Randi Gelbard
Debbi Gitterman
Lori Goldfinger
Helene Gottlieb
Linda Grenis
Debra Gross
Shara Hofing
Elizabeth G. Ie
Riva Levy
Lois Lichstein
Estelle Meltzer
Martha Rossman
Lauren Pechter
Allison Persky
Karen Polakoff
Rebecca Sarret
Leslie Schwartz
Hedy Shepard Shavel
Lois Shindelman
Betsey Siegel
Nadine Singer
Linda Weber
Frances Zeitler

Women’s Alliance Founding Members

Anonymous (3)
Abrams Foundation/
Nati Kushner
Jennifer Agran
Meryl Baurmash
Stacey Bialow
Shari Blecher
Stacey Block
Sara Bucholtz
Jill Chevlin
Christine Cirkus
Myra Colbert
Holli Elias
Susan Falcon
Bobbi Freedman
Marsha Freeman

Beth Frieder
Andrea Genek
Carol Golden
Ellen Gordon
Nadivah Greenberg
Linda Grenis
Paula Heller
Patricia Herst
Jennifer Hilton
Amy Hoffman
Jill Jaclin
Emily Josephson
Florence Kahn
Joyce Kalstein
Rakefet Kasdin
Lily Krauss

Kathy Lane
Barbara Lawrence
Carol Lerner
Mel Lubin
Debby Maisel
Carli Masia
Ginny Mason
Linda Meisel
Michelle Napell
Lauren Nazarian
Carole Nimaroff
Alexa Offen
Jacqueline Orr
Reba Orszag
Arlene Pedovitch

Danielle Perlman
Allison Persky
Robin Persky
Carol Pollard
Sheryl Punia
Susan Rappaport
Rachel Reiss
Lois Riskin
Phlaxy Rosenman
Beverly Rubman
Gail Ruderman
Norma Saks
Patricia Schlaefer
Jacqueline Schreiber
Marcie Shavel

Denise Siegel
Lisette Siegel
Betsy Silverman
Lisa Smukler
Deborah Soffen
Helane Staller
Cathy Straus
Polly Strauss
Elaine Sussman
Lisa Tobias
Marissa Treu
Amy Vogel
Linda Weber
Audrey Wisotsky
Ann Zecher
Frances Zeitler

“Hunger is not a problem. It is an obscenity. How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

Anne Frank

EVENT SPONSORSHIP

The JFCS Annual Fundraiser is held in late winter/early spring each year with a wide range of sponsorship opportunities for all budgets and interests. The annual fundraiser is our opportunity to recognize and honor the support of corporate and community partners.

Check back here for more info about upcoming events as they are announced.

2020 Partner in Healing: Berkshire Bank
2020 Helping Hand: Lois Miller
2020 Beacon of Hope: Mobile Food Pantry

Scroll through our videos of past honorees to learn more about our partners & programs.

2019 Partner in Healing: Pepper Hamilton LLP
2019 Helping Hand: Gil Gordon
2019 Champion of Hope: Gesher LeKesher
2018 Partner in Healing (Corporate): Church & Dwight Employee Giving Fund
2018 Helping Hand (Community): Estelle Meltzer
2018 Beacon of Hope (Program): Counseling Services
2017 Beacon of Hope (Program): Senior Services
2016 Partner in Healing (Corporate): Janssen Pharmaceuticals
2016 Community Honoree: Linda Meisel
2016 Beacon of Hope (Program): Caregiver Support

View even more on our Youtube Page.

OTHER WAYS TO GIVE

Send a Tribute

Express gratitude, let a friend or family member know you are thinking of them, recognize a special occasion, or honor a loved one’s memory with a Tribute Card.

Purchase a Tzedakah Basket

Perfect for Bar and Bat Mitzvahs (Bima Baskets) and other special occasions, proceeds from basket rental supports our food programs.

Pantry Wish List

See our Amazon Wish List to make a donation of food items to our pantries.

Donate a Car

We partners with CARS (careasy.org) to manage donations of vehicles to benefit our agency. Use the online form or contact CARS at 855-500-RIDE (855-500-7433).

Life & Legacy

It’s never too early to think about how you can perpetuate your Jewish values for future generations by making a legacy promise to the organizations that are important to you. Contact us to learn more.

AmazonSmile

Sign into smile.amazon.com with your Amazon log-in and designate JFCS as a beneficiary to make a contribution every time you shop!