Family to Family Campaign
We’re More Than Friends…We’re Family!
Founded in 1980, Jewish Family Services has evolved from an agency serving Jewish Russian immigrants, seniors, and the financially needy to one that provides a full range of counseling and social service assistance to the entire Greater Charlotte community.
Today, Jewish Family Services collaborates with every Jewish agency in our community, as well as many agencies throughout Charlotte. While the programming and services of Jewish Family Services has changed over time, the agency’s core mission has not: Jewish Family Services strengthens and empowers individuals and families through professional counseling, programs and services inspired by Jewish values.
In May, JFS launched its “Family to Family” annual campaign. Formerly known as the “Friends Campaign,” our new campaign name came as a result of evaluating the work we do in the community and recognizing that we have become more than friends with our community, we have become family. Family is the core of what JFS does and who we serve. As our slogan says, Jewish Family Services is “the heart of our community.” But more than that, Family is the heart of Jewish Family Services.
JFS plays an integral part in the lives of countless families in the Charlotte area. From therapeutic groups for children experiencing social issues, to counseling for the young adult starting out on a life of independence, to parenting classes and workshops for families, to providing connections between senior adults and their out-of-town family members, JFS’ positive and pervasive impact can be felt everywhere.
What is the Family to Family Campaign?
Funding for JFS programs and services are received through three primary sources: allocations from Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte and program grants; client fees and insurance reimbursements; and contributions from our donors. Of these sources, over half of our $750,000 budget is funded directly from contributions from our generous donors.
Donations to our annual campaign are used to set the budget for the next fiscal year, dictating the programs and services we are able to offer to the community. The generosity of our community makes it possible for Jewish Family Services to meet the growing numbers of those who seek our help.
Be Part of the Family!
Your tax-deductible gift to the 2012 Family to Family annual campaign gives you and your family the opportunity to join JFS in ensuring stability, dignity and compassion to all members of our community for generations to come.
Your pledge will help people help themselves. Your gift will counsel the children who are watching their parents divorce; it will pay the utility bill for the young couple who lost their jobs; it will provide companionship for homebound adults and secure Shabbat services for those in assisted living.
And it will allow this important work to continue into the future.
The JFS Family to Family Annual Campaign positions us to take care of each other — to repair the community we live in — for another generation. Please make your donation today and be part of the JFS family!
Welcome to the Family!
If you would like to fulfill your 2011 Friends Campaign pledge please call our office at 704-364-6594 or mail your check to JFS, 5007 Providence Rd., Ste. 105, Charlotte, NC 28226.
Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 1-888-830-4989. The license is not an endorsement by the State.