July 2019 Newsletter
Prime Day
July 15-16, 2019
Are you ready for Prime Day? You shop. Amazon gives. Make sure to shop all your Prime Day deals at smile.amazon.com  so a percentage of your purchase is donated back to JFS Orlando!

Here's how:
2) Select Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando as your charity
3) Shop away! Amazon will donate a percentage of your eligible purchases to JFS Orlando.

Happy shopping!
Coffee Connections
July 25, 2019
Get to know JFS Orlando up close and personal! Join us for our next Coffee Connections on Thursday, July 25th at 8AM . Whether you're looking to partner or volunteer with us or you're a long-time supporter that's never visited our center before, we'd love to have you!

Enjoy a tour of our family support center, coffee, a light breakfast, and some success stories of the people JFS Orlando has helped over the years.

Volunteers Needed
Help make a difference in your community! There are currently a variety of volunteer opportunities available at JFS Orlando.

Computer Lab Assistants help clients complete job applications, learn basic computer skills, and more.
The Babysitting Team helps watch children while their parents attend Family Stabilization Program workshops.
Pantry Volunteers sort, prep, and give out food to clients in the Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry.
•Office Assistants help with all of the behind-the-scenes work that keeps JFS running!

The Power of Giving: Family Stabilization Program (FSP)
Summer is in full swing! For some that means beach trips, pool parties, and barbeques, but for others it is anything but relaxation. For many struggling families and individuals in Central Florida, summer means higher AC bills, added daycare expenses, and longer grocery lists since students aren't receiving free/reduced priced meals at school. These added costs can push a family living paycheck-to-paycheck into homelessness. That's why JFS Orlando created the Summer Family FUNdraiser .
Local families in Central Florida are struggling this summer and many of them participate in our Family Stabilization Program (FSP) .
FSP is a holistic program that addresses the various factors that can affect an individual's or a family's situation through a variety of services.
Help us continue to fight homelessness and get local individuals and families in Central Florida back on their feet by supporting FSP today!
Sponsor an FSP Family

$1,000 takes care of one month of rent for a struggling family
$500 provides family mental health counseling sessions
$50 feeds a family of four for a week
Volunteer Spotlight:
The Gift of Time
Leslie Plotkin and Debbie Shelton

Meet lifelong friends, Leslie and Debbie—JFS Orlando’s newest volunteer power duo. Both locals to the area, Leslie and Debbie became friends way back when in 11th grade at Winter Park High School. “Our 50th high school reunion is next March 2020!” Although they’ve remained ...

Beyond the
Counseling Couch
Four Summer Fun Ideas for Your Family
By Brenda Chappell, LMHC – JFS Licensed Counselor

One more month before kids go back to school. It comes before you know it. Sometimes in our busy schedules we forget about the importance of summer for children (and ourselves). What were some...

Grant Funder's Corner: Thank You!
Thank you to the following funders for supporting JFS Orlando in June:
•  Orange County: Community Development Block Grant
Family Stabilization Program
•  Walmart Foundation
(Store #5179)
Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry
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