Spring 2019
It's not Junk Mail...
If you are reading this, you’ve probably received a piece of mail from Jewish Family Service before. Recently, you may have received a bright yellow envelope from us.
You probably get a lot of mail from lots of places; I know that I do. But, that yellow envelope was not junk mail. It wasn’t just an invitation to our spring fundraiser, Just For Show. It was an invitation and a “call to action” to support the critical work we do here at JFS.

Over 55% of the clients we serve pay $5 or less for their service……each visit. This is for our Clinical Services that are provided by experienced, licensed and trained experts in their fields. In addition, 100% of the clients that come to us for our Food Pantry, Family Violence Program and Transitional Housing pay nothing at all and have access to our full scope of wraparound services in their time of need: food, employment and financial coaching, emergency financial assistance, even learning assessments for their children.

These figures are stunning to us as well, and we work here.

I tell you this because most of us don’t realize what a HUGE feat we accomplish day in and day out to help almost 13,000 individuals….in need……with complicated lives and issues…….regardless of their ability to pay (you heard me) and for as long as needed. We are tasked each day to help more people, reduce or eliminate waitlists and do it with little or no fees.

But, we do it. And we do it because you are here with us, volunteering, donating and supporting our efforts.

So, if you received a bright yellow invitation in the mail recently to our Just for Show spring fundraiser on April 30 th , it’s not junk mail. Its counseling, play therapy, help finding a job, kosher home delivered meals for older adults or food for families in need. So, consider opening that yellow envelope and purchasing a ticket or sponsorship to join us on April 30 th . I can guarantee that your ticket will provide you with a night of fun and laughter. I can also promise that your ticket will provide someone else with the opportunity to start down a path of self-sufficiency.

For those many of you who have already made a contribution, in some way, to JFS this year……we thank you. If you have not made a gift yet this year, we ask that you do so TODAY. Help us to do our work for those in greatest need. Whether you come to our annual event to celebrate our positive stories or make a gift to our annual campaign - one small act will have life changing results for someone. We guarantee it!

Cathy Barker
Chief Executive Officer
Tickets available for Just For Show Fundraiser: Featuring The Second City
Tuesday Evening,
April 30, 2019
The Majestic Theatre
1925 Elm Street, Dallas 75201

Join us for a casual evening of comedy in a theater-style format. We are excited to have The Second City as our entertainment for the event.

This world famous improv-based sketch comedy group will be performing a custom show just for us!

Individual Tickets are $150
Young Adult Tickets (21-35) are available for $50
Friends of The Rabbi: February Monthly Report
This month, Rabbi Wolk features a story of an out-of-town Jewish family who's teenage daughter had heart surgery. While she stayed in the hospital, Rabbi Wolk visited regularly and created a special connection with their family.

This is but one of many stories of the JFS Chaplaincy Program benefiting the Jewish community.

If you would like to receive monthly updates about the JFS Chaplaincy Program as a "Friend of the Rabbi" please click below.
One week left to participate in the "Tell A Friend" Volunteer Recruitment Campaign
During the month of March, the Community Engagement team is hosting a Volunteer Recruitment Campaign with the hope of inviting 30 new volunteers into our JFS Family over the next month.
“Tell a Friend” about the ways they can make a difference in the community through JFS and be entered to win two tickets to Just For Show featuring The Second City on Tuesday, April 30! In addition, you will receive a voucher for complimentary valet parking and drink tickets for you and your guest. There will also be a few gift card prizes.
Here’s how to participate:
  1. Share your contact information and your friend, family member, or neighbors’ in the form below or share any of our "Tell a Friend" social posts on the Jewish Family Service, Dallas Facebook Page to your personal page and tag someone. 
  2. Make sure your referral signs up to come to a "Tell-A-Friend" marked volunteer orientation by signing up here: JFS Volunteer Orientation Sign Up.
  3. Keep sharing and tagging, there’s no limit on the number of tickets entered into the drawing.
  4. Watch for a phone call on Monday, April 1st from (972) 437-9950 to find out if you’re the lucky winner!  

Thank you for helping us spread the word about our meaningful volunteer opportunities! For questions, contact kjackson@jfsdallas.org or
(972) 994-0502. 
Enjoy this note we received from a client who recently landed her dream job:
Klein Summer Internship Host Agencies
We are celebrating 10 years of the Klein Summer Internship Program! Since 2009, Jewish Family Service has provided high school students, ages 16 to 18 years old, from the Dallas Metroplex the opportunity to intern at a local nonprofit organization.

Do you know a high school student looking for a summer internship?

Have them apply by Sunday, March 31, 2019 to interview with one of these Dallas area nonprofit agencies.

For more information contact Kristen Jackson at kjackson@jfsdallas.org or (972)994-0502.
Review The Resale Shop Online
Help us spread the word by writing a Google review about our two stores and sharing with friends!

Garland Store:  https://goo.gl/Koxw5E
Richardson Store:  https://goo.gl/PXar7L

There are multiple locations you can drop off your gently-used items during the above mentioned hours by clicking here

Find out about our donation policies by clicking here

Check out our new list of daily specials by clicking here
Save the Date: JFS Annual Meeting
Tuesday, May 28 th
6:30pm Reception | 7:15pm Program
Temple Emanu-El

Join us as Holocaust Survivor Max Glauben shares his story

The Reception will be a chance to celebrate with Cathy Barker on her permanent appointment as Chief Executive Officer of Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas.
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