April 2019 Newsletter
Thank you to our amazing volunteers for their time, hearts, and kindness. You truly are our everyday heroes! This newsletter is dedicated to you.
The George & Madeline Wolly Center
March 31, 2019
We’ve got some news! Last month JFS Orlando re-dedicated its building as “The George & Madeline Wolly Center” in honor of the late Madeline Wolly and all of her love and support of JFS over the years.

George and Madeline Wolly, long-time supporters and great friends of JFS, worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life for the less fortunate in the community. For many years, they raised funds and awareness for their beloved JFS so that the most vulnerable in the community could be helped. To recognize their efforts, the JFS building was named in honor of the late George Wolly in 2001.

When Madeline passed away last year, it only seemed fitting to add her name alongside her husband’s. On Sunday, March 31, 2019 at “A Brunch for Madeline”, the agency re-dedicated its family support center to what will now be known as “The George & Madeline Wolly Center”.

JFS is proud to name its building after the Wollys and to continue the legacy of this remarkable couple by serving those in need in the Central Florida community.
Writer's Block Bookstore Shopping Day
May 4, 2019
Come shop some good reads with us. Writer's Block Bookstore ( 124 E Welbourne Ave) is hosting a Shopping Day to benefit JFS Orlando on Saturday, May 4th. 15% of your purchase will be donated directly to JFS, benefiting children and families in need in the Central Florida Community. Turn your shopping into giving and join us!
Coffee Connections
April 25, 2019
Hear the success stories of the people we've helped, see the inside of our Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry, see our newly renovated Counseling wing, and much more at our next Coffee Connections on April 25th. Enjoy coffee and a light breakfast as we take a tour of our center.
Restock Challenge Ends April 30th!
The JFS 2019 Restock Challenge deadline is TWO WEEKS away! Make sure to give your donation by April 30th in order to make it stretch further.
During the Restock Challenge food drive, The Weiner Family and The Winter Park Wealth Group will generously match $0.50 for every $1 or pound of non-perishable food you donate to restock JFS Orlando’s Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry , with a total match up to $10,000.
Pick up paper collection bags or drop off donations in boxes at food drive partners, including local synagogues and Jewish agencies,

Or drop off food and make monetary donations
Monday-Thursday 8am-6pm to:
JFS Orlando – The George & Madeline Wolly Center
2100 Lee Road Winter Park, FL 32789
Do Donate:
  • Pasta
  • Soup
  • Canned Fruit
  • Peanut Butter
  • Cereal
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Snack Items
  • Tuna
  • Rice
  • Mac & Cheese
Don't Donate:
  • Expired foods
  • Rusty or unlabeled cans
  • Perishable items
  • Homemade items
  • Non-commercial canned or packaged items
  • Alcoholic beverages or mixes
  • Open or used items
Last year, the Restock Challenge collected enough donations to feed over 800 families! Please consider participating in our food drive and fighting hunger in Central Florida.
Thank you for continuing to help fight hunger in
Central Florida!
The Power of Giving: Volunteer Program
Volunteers are the heart and soul of our agency. Dedicated volunteers deliver holiday meals to older and/or disabled adults, provide food to hungry families and individuals, provide supervision to children whose parents attend our educational workshops, plan and organize fundraising events and so much more!
In 2018, volunteers gave more than 3,300 hours of their time to support JFS services and programs.
JFS is just a great community. It’s a really well-run organization, which is really nice. And we have so many different volunteers from so many different backgrounds... and so many clients from different backgrounds. it really challenges you to see things from other people’s perspectives.

- Issy Beham, Volunteer
You should volunteer with JFS to simply help people who need help. If there’s anything we can do to help we should do it.

-Tom Lucas, Volunteer
I always have good memories about being here...it’s a fun place to volunteer. And there’s good energy around...giving out food to people and making them happy. They're very grateful. I wish I could give them more food! 

-Matthew Poweski, Volunteer
The Volunteers at JFS are so genuine about how great they feel when they are volunteering, that it makes my job here at JFS especially rewarding. It is such a pleasure to have the opportunity to work with and get to know the Volunteers. I have seen several friendships form as well as forming my own friendships with some amazing men and ladies. From the bottom of my heart, thank you .

-Cherryl Faye, Volunteer Coordinator
Join the JFS Volunteer Team!
To sign up, click the button below or contact Volunteer Coordinator, Cherryl Faye, at 407-644-7593 ext. 239 or  Volunteers@JFSorlando.org .
Volunteer Spotlight:
The Gift of Time
Dolores Indek, Ashley Urquhart, and Wendi Szafran

Most of the time it’s the big life-changing gestures we remember, but truly it’s the behind-the-scenes helping hand that makes it all possible. The same can be said about the JFS babysitting team. ... Keep Reading...
Beyond the
Counseling Couch

Whether it’s coaching a little league team, feeding the hungry at a food pantry, or building a home for a family displaced by a natural disaster, without a doubt volunteering is something we...
Grant Funder's Corner:  Thank You!
Thank you to our March grant funder, the Chesley G. Magruder Foundation , for supporting the Reliable Independent Drivers for the Elderly (RIDE) program.
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