June 2018 Newsletter
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Father's Day is right around the corner!
Still need to order a gift for dad or granddad? Shop at Amazon Smile and Amazon will donate a percentage of each purchase to JFS Orlando. Simply visit Amazon Smile , select Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando, and shop away!

Don't know what to get for the dad that has everything? Celebrate dad by making a donation in his honor through our Tribute Card program. Click the button below to donate and make sure to include in the " special instructions" section:

  • Your father's full name
  • Your father's mailing address
  • And your special Father's Day message

We'll send a thoughtful tribute "Father's Day" card to dad, and, of course, your donation will help people in crisis in Central Florida!
Thursday, June 28, 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.
Every Thursday 10AM - 4PM
Free, Confidential Legal Consultations Now Available!
Need free legal advice? JFS Orlando is proud to partner with Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association, Inc. to provide free, confidential legal consultations at JFS every Thursday 10AM - 4PM. Stop in and speak with a legal consultant for guidance on any questions you may have.
The Power of Giving:
 Reliable Independent Drivers for the Elderly (RIDE)
The Reliable Independent Drivers for the Elderly (RIDE) Program was created, like most JFS programs, to make up for a gap in care and service in our community, in this case, the significant lack of affordable transportation for the elderly. RIDE provides roundtrip rides to medical appointments or other essential services for low-income elderly and disabled adults in Central Florida, year-round and at no cost to clients! This, in turn, increases independence, promoting well-being and improving access to healthcare for program participants.
“If we didn’t have the RIDE program, we would have to change doctors, or just not go. Thank you for providing RIDE. It provides peace of mind. Merry can go to the doctors she trusts and get the care she deserves.”
-Ken, RIDE client
In 2017, RIDE provided more than 500 roundtrip rides for individuals in need, and, with current high taxi costs and reductions in transportation assistance offered by insurance providers, we expect the demand for RIDE to increase in 2018. 
Help vulnerable seniors and disabled adults maintain their health and independence by donating to RIDE today!
Board Corner
Mike McKee
Mike McKee has served as JFS Orlando’s Board President since 2013 and as a Board Member since 2009. When asked why he serves on the Board for JFS, Mike replied, “JFS provides a unique..."
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