JFS’ second annual Lights of Love was a great success, thanks to you: our friends, partners, volunteers, and staff!
Lights of Love is a program designed to help bring warmth and light to neighbors who might otherwise feel forgotten. Last year, generous donors and friends brightened the holiday season for 40+ adults, seniors, families, and children in foster care.
This year, Lights of Love reached twice as many people: nearly 100 seniors, children in foster care, adults with disabilities, and families in need received personalized gifts, gift cards, and (socially distanced) visits with JFS volunteers or staff members!
The wish lists were as varied as their recipients from prune juice to costume jewelry, Dragon Ball Z to gospel CDs. Many of the children JFS Connecting Hearts works with live in residential settings or group homes – having presents to unwrap, like the toys collected by Rudlin Torah Academy, can make an otherwise difficult holiday season feel brighter.
One JFS counselor dropped off gifts for two of her elderly clients. “Both are ladies in a nursing home, with no family or friends to look after them and help them feel special. Lights of Love makes a difference,” she said. Another JFS staff member noted, “Thanks to the community, I have everything my clients wished for.”
Thank you so much for your help spreading holiday joy and light during this difficult year!