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Jewish Family Services #Giving Tuesday Program a Great Success

#Giving Tuesday at Jewish Family Services. Submitted photo

Jewish Family Services held a #giving event in West Hartford on Tuesday.

#Giving Tuesday at Jewish Family Services. Submitted photo

#Giving Tuesday at Jewish Family Services. Submitted photo


Upwards of 50 women gave back on Giving Tuesday supporting Jewish Family Services by making a child’s holiday wish come true.

Hundreds of wishes are being fulfilled for JFS clients with gifts and toys for the holidays and personal hygiene and household cleaning supplies. “This drive served a significant need for children, teens and adults who are served at JFS who may not be able to purchase hygiene and cleaning products since these items are not covered by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps),” said Anne Danaher, Executive Director of JFS.

In partnership with JFS, Deeds for Needs Founders Melissa Weinstock, Robin Fierston, and Stephanie Gitlin helped make this event a reality.

Weinstock expressed, “It may have been cold and rainy outside, but inside it was warm and joyous as our community truly came together to help those in need.” Fierston added, “Each cut out heart had a child’s holiday wish on it, but it was our hearts that were filled by giving back.”

JFS focuses on three core areas: Counseling, Education, and Community Support, and utilizes a variety of counseling treatment approaches and can help clients address a wide range of issues. Visit www.jfshartford.org and www.deedsforneedsinc.org to learn more about Jewish Family Services and Deeds for Needs.

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