Posted by Tali Cook

With Hanukkah beginning this week, we are in the middle of our annual Toy Drive. We hope to provide gift cards of $25 or more to 300 children and we need your help to make sure that every child is sponsored by a donor.

Our goal is to empower our clients. By providing gift cards, as we did last year, we allow our low-income clients the dignity of choosing their child's gift themselves.

Since JF&CS serves families from over 80 towns throughout Massachusetts, many of whom do not have a car, we would like to receive gift cards from large chain stores that have a variety of products and locations and offer the flexibility of online ordering. We strongly recommend gift cards from Target, T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, or Best Buy.

Help bring joy to these families. Please make a donation to the Center for Family Assistance Toy Drive and to support the Toy Drive.

Thank you for helping us ensure that Hanukkah will be a happy experience for the kids we serve.

Tali Cook is the director of the Center for Family Assistance. Born and raised in Israel, she has a bachelor's degree in social work from Tel Aviv University and a master's degree in law from Bar Ilan University. In Israel, Tali worked with clients with mental and physical disabilities through vocational treatment.