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(Left to right): Amy Herskowitz, Wendy Martinez, Ellen Spear, and Marcy Dash Friedman enjoyed a round of golf at last year’s JFS and JCC Golf Tournament. The afternoon event raised more than $58,000 to support programs and services at both agencies. Watch for information on this year’s golf tournament taking place in the Spring. (Photo courtesy of Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties)
As Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties (JFS) embarks on the new year, we are pleased to announce a host of legacy fundraisers to raise revenue to benefit agency programs and services.
In total, JFS hopes to raise approximately $200,000 from the events for critical community services.
With the ongoing pandemic continuing to affect individuals and families, especially in Atlantic County, we need to assure appropriate funds are raised, so we can help community residents in need.
The Second Annual Blue Flamingo Flocking Fundraiser continues through February 28.
This program offers supporters the opportunity to flock a friend, family member, or neighbor for a birthday, anniversary, or other special occasion with a bevy of these vibrantly colored beauties.
Flamingo migration territories include Absecon, Atlantic City, Brigantine, Downbeach, Egg Harbor Township, Galloway, Linwood, Mays Landing, Northfield, and Somers Point.
Flamingos will nest in the yard for up to 48 hours.
Prices start at $50 per flocking and additional fees apply for flocks larger than 20 flamingos.
It’s Game Time!
JFS will host its highly-anticipated cocktail party on Saturday, March 26 beginning at 6:30 pm at The Wave Nightclub & Lounge in the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino.
Held during the NCAA Men’s Tournament, guests can show their team spirit by wearing their favorite game-day attire or collegiate team colors during the basketball-themed event.
Guests will enjoy sumptuous appetizers, cool beverages, unique entertainment, and a chance to catch their favorite games. Tickets are $150 per person.
For more information, to purchase tickets or a sponsorship, contact Kirby Reed at email@example.com. Proceeds benefit children and family services.
The JFS and JCC Golf Tournament will tee off this Spring. Players will enjoy an afternoon on the greens full of fun, competition, contests, and prizes.
With finger food tastings and cold beverages available at different hole intervals, guests will delight in this annual fundraising program. Date and location information coming soon.
33rd Annual House Tour
As summer enters full swing, the 33rd Annual House Tour provides guests with a rare insight into specialty homes across the island.
Attendees will tour residences that have been part of our community for years, and newly custom-built homes that adorn the waterway.
This fundraiser, proceeds pf which benefit The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore programs and services, will take place on Monday, August 1.
JFS is currently searching for homes to feature, so if you wish to be included, contact Beth Joseph at firstname.lastname@example.org or 609.822.7409.
The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore Card Party
The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore Card Party brings together friends and family to enjoy an afternoon of Bridge, Canasta, and Mahjong.
A community favorite, the event combines games, prizes, and auction merchandise along with lunch and great comradery.
The Card Party will take place at Harbor Pines Golf Club in August.
“At JFS, we look forward to hosting several fundraising events this year. While some may look and feel slightly different, the premise of offering fun and memorable experiences is our focus for every program,” said Andrea Steinberg, JFS Chief Executive Officer. “In the past two years, JFS has seen a dramatic increase in services needed including counseling and therapy, food pantry, and homeless support. These fundraising events are imperative in order to raise necessary funds to support all of our services and programs.”
In addition to our fundraising events, the agency continues to raise much-needed dollars through our Friends direct mail campaign as well as opportunities to advertise in the agency newsletter, which is mailed twice a year to more than 16,000 homes and businesses.
For advertising costs and space availability, contact Susan Kotzen at email@example.com.
Whether sending flamingos for a friend’s front lawn or touring beautiful Downbeach homes, JFS appreciates the community support and looks forward to a happy and healthy year ahead.
All events, dates, and locations are subject to change. Fundraisers will follow COVID health and safety guidelines.
For information on 2022 JFS fundraising events, contact Kirby Reed at 609.822.1108 x144 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about JFS programs or services, contact 609.822.1108 or visit jfsatlantic.org.
About Jewish Family Service
Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties (JFS) encourages strong families, thriving children, healthy adults, energized seniors, and vital communities.
With dozens of program areas, JFS specializes in counseling, mental health services, homeless programs, vocational services, adult and older adult services, and also hosts an on-site food pantry.
The agency impacts 8,000 lives throughout Atlantic and Cape May Counties each year.
JFS’ mission is to motivate and empower people to realize their potential and enhance their quality of life.
In keeping with Jewish values and the spirit of tikkun olam (healing the world), JFS provides services with integrity, compassion, respect and professionalism regardless of their religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, or background.
For more information or to keep up-to-date with events and programs, visit JFS at jfsatlantic.org or follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.