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October 30, 2009

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October 30, 2009

I have been involved with JFS for several years both as a board member and most recently as a volunteer delivering food to the elderly. It is a very efficiently run organization with an extremely caring and close knit staff. The work they do for the community is extremely needed. and unfortunately never ending.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the people associated with it and the good they do for the community

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 30, 2009

As a member of this board we have started over a year ago to find more dollars to have to meet the critical needs for shelter food and medicine requests that come to this agency every day. We have the same challenge raising dollars but have been able to raise increased dollars to meet peoples basic needs. While being able to respond to crisis needs the dedicated professionals work diligently to help find longer term solutions for peoples problems.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing how the organization helps people, makes a difference in peoples lives, it truly does God's work.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 30, 2009

I have been involved as a volunteer with JFS of Broward County for many years. This is in an organization where the needs of the community are its top priority. There work to improve the lives of those served from birth to death. The work that JFS does for Holocaust survivors, abused women, families in crises, individuals inflicted with AIDS, those in economic need, and the homebound seniors is exraordinary. The organization works efficently and without fanfare.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very committed to the organization. The staff is hardworking and knowledgable.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 30, 2009

Every year I make a contribution to the Kolot luncheon and whenever I can to assist the coalition with the work they are doing with domestic abuse services, caring for the elderly, the Holocaust survivors, as well as the financial assistance and food they provide to those in need. They are an incredible and dedicated group and I will continue to help them with my support.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing the results of a lot of hard work and the numbers of people that can be served when you have a group of committed individuals

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 30, 2009

Jewish Family Services is an excellant community service. Helping Holacaust Surviours or dealing with domestic abuse they are always there to help. I have worked with the program delivering meals for shut ins and have attended the Kolot programs as well. Everyone is extremely helpful and very knowledgable.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

counseling sessions for me.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the people that I have met

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 30, 2009

Some organizations are real. JFS of Broward is one of these. Staff are dedicated, modest and serious. Board members are there to provide service and support the organization, and not for their own egos. Jewish Family Service Broward does the hard work of caring for people in crisis, people without resources, people who are elderly, sick or mentally ill, even people who just need a little help to climb over the next obstacle in their lives. They do it all superbly, with heart and soul, fulfilling Mitzvah and Zedakah.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

meetings and events

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the emotional impact of people that have been helped - from holocaust survivors to just day to day survivors - that benefitted from JFS focus an attention

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Passionate and professional (seriously - could you ask for anything more?)

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand counselling, buy food for the elderly who cannot afford it, provide emergency support for abused women, expand services to holocaust survivors

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 29, 2009

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October 29, 2009

Coming to Jewish Family Service as a volunteer more than 4 years ago, I discovered an organization dedicated to helping the most needy in our community. Within less than a year, I became a part-time member of the support staff and am still thrilled to be associated with this group of caring professionals. JFS touches the lives of thousands each year, from elderly shut-in's who receive monthly food deliveries to counseling clients to in-home care management to emergency financial assistance. And lots more. It has been an honor to be here, and do and give what I can.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

As a volunteer, I delivered food to elderly clients for almost two years, building rapport and seeing first hand their appreciation. As an employee I saw clients helped who didn't have money to buy their children dinner.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The knowledge that I am doing something that helps others less fortunate.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

outstanding in their commitment.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 29, 2009

JFS of Broward is an extraordinary Jewish non-profit. I chair the KOLOT (Voices) coalition at JFS where volunteers and staff work together to provide aid to Jewish victims of domestic abuse. JFS has helped countless families this year weather the economic storm working overtime to provide food and financial assistance to those in the community with dire needs. JFS took budget cuts, but didn't let services wane. Just this week, I and 20 other voluteers held produced our 4th annual luncheon, educated 380 attendees about abuse and raised money for JFS... and exciting and exhausting experiece!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing how the staff reaches out to help victims of domestic violence.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the knowledge that I can help make a difference in the lives of others in need.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

helpful, kind and supportive.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

provide housing for victims of domestic violence, and young adults with developmental disabilities.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 29, 2009

As President of the Broward Domestic Violence Council it is an honor and a privilage to sit at the table with this agency and the KOLOT Coalition. This organization is a tireless advocate for victims of domestic violence. In the Jewish community it has often been the hidden shame. This organization has made it possible for victims of domestic violence to speak out, be heard, and get help and most important get their lives back.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

cooordination of services

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Cooperation of members

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Build a multi residence dwelling for victims of domestic violence

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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