August 2018 Newsletter
Thursday, October 4, 2018 6-9PM
A Taste for Giving 2018
Save-the-Date! This year's "foodie" fall event is Thursday, October 4, 2018 6-9PM at Full Sail Live (141 University Park Drive).

A Taste for Giving is an innovative event combining JFS Orlando’s mission to feed our hungry neighbors with an upscale event for food enthusiasts.

This year we’re bringing back our “Chefs' Challenge” wherein local celebrity chefs create unique “tapa-style” dishes inspired by ingredients found in our Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry . The recipe is then judged by guests on creativity, presentation and taste.

The night simultaneously celebrates delicious culinary delights as well as the vital role our pantry plays in fighting hunger in Central Florida.  Tickets will go on sale soon!

Join us and taste for yourself how delicious giving back can be!
August 2018
School is back in session this week!

  • Friday, August 10th: Brevard, Flagler, Seminole

  • Monday, August 13th: Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Sumter, Volusia

Everyone at JFS Orlando wishes students and teachers (and parents!) going back to school a happy new school year. Learn. Laugh. And have fun!
Thursday, August 30, 2018 8AM
Coffee Connections
So you've heard about JFS Orlando's programs and resources, but have you ever stepped behind the scenes and seen where it all happens? Join us for  coffee and a tour of our Family Support Center to personally see how JFS Orlando makes a positive impact on the Central Florida community.
RSVP today!
The Power of Giving: Parenting Strategies Workshop
Did you know JFS Orlando offers support counseling and workshops for groups? One of these programs is our Parenting Strategies Workshop . Topics include motivation, assertiveness skills, why friends are important, parent's frustrations, bullying and handling temper tantrums.

Workshops are led by JFS's Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, Brenda Chappell, and are based on her recently published book Your Family Your Fears Their Future .
Are you worried about your children? Are you tired of daily battles, worrying about grades, or dealing with defiance issues? Join us for our next Parenting Strategies Workshop where we’ll review common parenting challenges and some coping skills you can use to overcome them.
Help us continue our counseling support groups and workshops by making an online donation today!
Board Corner
A Tribute to Harriett Lake
An incredible woman and philanthropist, we take a moment to remember Harriett Lake who passed away in July. Harriett was a generous and devoted supporter of many organizations in Central Florida, including JFS Orlando. In 2011, our Spring Fiesta, “Harriett’s...
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Parents and children can have mixed emotions about returning to school. For children or teenagers, it’s a chance to see their friends and break some of the monotony of summer, but it also means facing homework and schoolwork. For parents, there can be a sense of...
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