Posted by Christine Guarino

Mark's MoversJF&CS is excited to announce a new corporate partnership that will benefit many of our clients. Mark's Moving & Storage in Westborough, Massachusetts is generously donating moving services for low income JF&CS clients in 2017.

Through our Emergency Financial Assistance (EFA), JF&CS provides support to families in need. One of the most frequent needs among low income clients is help covering the cost of moving. In 2016, JF&CS provided moving assistance to 22 clients. Examples of this assistance include moving clients from a homeless shelter to permanent housing, helping a survivor of domestic abuse and her children move to a home away from the abuser, and assisting a family move into more affordable housing.

In 2017, thanks to the support we will receive from Mark's Moving, we will be able to make the emergency financial assistance funds go even further. This support will make a huge difference to the families we serve and help us to achieve our goal of bringing our clients from crisis to stability.

"We are thankful for this incredible donation from Mark's Moving & Storage Inc.," shared our CEO Rimma Zelfand. "Moving costs can be a significant expense. With the help of Mark's Moving we will be able to serve more clients in more profound ways."

We are so grateful to Mark's Moving and Storage and we look forward to the vital assistance they will provide to JF&CS clients in the coming year.

Christine Guarino is the Director of Foundation & Corporate Relations at JF&CS. As part of her position, she works to expand corporate philanthropy and create opportunities for the agency to become engaged with local and national corporations. Prior to her work at JF&CS, Christine worked as an executive recruiter for development positions in nonprofit organizations and in corporate and foundation fundraising for The Guidance Center in Cambridge.