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15th Annual Embrace-A-Family Holiday Gift Drive Huge Success!

Updated: Jul 12, 2023


We are grateful to all of the community partners, volunteers and donors who helped bring joyto JFS SV clients this holiday season.


This year:

  • 19 community partners participated in EAF. See below for the full list of partners.

  • 278 clients received gifts, including refugees, older adults and community clients served through Project NOAH

  • 1058 wishes were fulfilled helping to brighten the winter months and holidays for so many

  • ~$6,500 was raised to support JFS SV’s holiday food bag program and emergency client needs

  • Overall, ~$61,500 total contributions were made to the 2022 EAF program!*

WOW!


Here’s what JFS SV clients had to say:


“I didn’t know how I was going to have presents to put under the tree for my kids.  I am very

grateful to JFS SV for providing.  You brightened up our holiday. G-d bless.”

Sonia, mother of 5 who was between jobs. 


“I was so excited to receive these generous gift cards from JFS! As everything becomes more

expensive, this is a huge help and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

Redwood Senior resident on a fixed income who received gift cards from EAF.


Lastly, please take a moment to complete our surveymonkey survey to help us improve on and plan for next year’s Embrace-A-Family program. 

With Deep Appreciation,


The JFS SV Staff


*This number includes in-kind estimate and an estimated monetary value of the purchased LDS gifts. 183 gift were valued at an average of $40 and 362 gifts were valued at an average of $50.


All Saints Episcopal Church in Palo Alto

APJCC

APJCC Preschool

Brandeis Santa Clara Chapter

Congregation Beth Am

Congregation Beth David

(including Hazak and Beth David Women)

Congregation Emeth

Congregation Shir Hadash

Congregation Sinai

Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP

Good Samaritan Methodist Church

Interfaith Community of South County

Jewish Silicon Valley

Seniors Who Care

Temple Beth Torah

Temple Emanu-El

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

The Villages Jewish Group

Yavneh Day School

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