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How You Can Help
March 31, 2020
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***For the most up-to-date information on how you can help JF&CS and our clients, please visit our Volunteering page. 

Looking for a way to help at this critical time? JF&CS has a variety of meaningful volunteer opportunities to support our clients and their increased needs. Your caring can make a difference in our community.

JF&CS Family Table – Marblehead and Waltham

Deliver food to clients in need

Volunteers pack and deliver groceries to clients. Strict social distancing guidelines are in place.

If interested, please fill out a brief Family Table application by April 17 for Marblehead or April 27 for Waltham if you have not completed a volunteer application or CORI form previously. The Marblehead distribution will take place on April 26 and Waltham will take place on May 10. Lisa Katz, Family Table Volunteer Coordinator, will be in touch; you can also reach out to Lisa directly at lkatz@jfcsboston.org if you would like to volunteer.

Please note: Based on guidance from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, we have determined that individuals may not attend next month’s distribution if any of the following apply:

  • You are 70 years of age or older.
  • You have an underlying health condition, such as moderate to severe asthma or serious heart conditions, or if you are immunocompromised.
  • You are feeling unwell.
  • You have recently come in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or if you have been in close contact with someone who is ill and whose COVID-19 status is in question.

Card Making Project

Reach out to isolated older adults

Write personalized “Thinking of You” cards that we can send to our isolated older adult clients. In the past, this generation primarily communicated through handwritten notes and letters, so your personally written note will be particularly meaningful. If you are interested, contact Sue Spielman at sspielman@jfcsboston.org.

Social Media Engagement

Help individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

We are creating a library of activities for our clients who are at home, without structured daytime activities. Volunteers can record themselves on their phone doing an adaptive art project, dance, workout, yoga, song session, relaxation, or meditation. Clients will be able to access the videos on the JF&CS Youtube channel! To get involved, please contact Angie Waring at awaring@jfcsboston.org

Amazon Wish List

Provide basic needs for families with young children

Our Amazon Wish List highlights our greatest needs around providing diapers, wipes, and other essentials to our clients. You can purchase items directly from our Wish List or send us a gift card to help support our clients and their families.

We cannot care for all of our vulnerable clients with the support of our volunteers. Thank you!

Please contact Ava Harder, Volunteer Services Manager, at aharder@jfcsboston.org if you have any questions about the above opportunities.

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