Are you a Jewish Professional living in Metrowest? Are you in your mid to late career?Have you lost your job or had your hours cut short?
You may be eligible to participate in our employment program!
Complete the online screening, eligible applicants will be contacted by an RFS team member to schedule a more in depth conversation.
You are Invited to…
Build-A-Backpack with JFS of Metrowest!
YOU bring the backpack, JFS provides the supplies
We ALL build a backpack!
Click here to register for this year’s Build a Backpack events!
Why Build a Backpack?
While some school districts are able to give their students supplies, others provide parents a list of items to buy. This puts an added pressure on those in our community who are already struggling to get by.
It also offers a chance to support those in the Metrowest Community
while teaching children about the importance of service and giving back.
Who do they Benefit?
Filled backpacks will be distributed by JFS Staff to the students in JFS’ Reducing Achievement Gaps program and others throughout the Metrowest area.
*Remember you must bring a backpack to fill with supplies and then leave the filled backpack with JFS to be donated!
Where can I Build a Backpack?
You can build a backpack in two different locations,
- Monday, August 21st at the Wellesley Public Library from 10:00 am-12:00 pm
- Tuesday, August 22nd at the Framingham Public Library from 10:00 am-12:00 pm
The event is FREE and open to the public, but registration is required.
Snacks will be provided!
Questions? Contact Kayla Hopkins at (508)-875-3100 x220 or Khopkins@jfsmw.org
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Join JFS of Metrowest on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center for the annual Seize the Dream gala.
Seize the Dream celebrates the work of JFS and honors area leaders and volunteers who have demonstrated an unfailing commitment and personal dedication to supporting vulnerable children, families, and senior adults in the local community.
This year’s JFS Seize the Dream Gala will be an elegant affair with dinner and refreshments provided by over 18 local caterers and restaurants, as well as an online and silent auction featuring over 100 unique items, ranging from dining and vacation packages to electronics and autographed sports memorabilia.
This year’s honorees will be announced in late 2017 and more information will be available in the spring of 2018.
Please click and complete the pre-registration form to be added to the notifications list.
About JFS of Metrowest
JFS is a nonprofit, community-based organization dedicated to standing up for those left behind and provides services to over 5,000 people in need within the Metrowest and Greater Boston regions each year, including afterschool academic support for low income children; nutrition and basic family assistance for struggling families; citizenship, resettlement and immigrant programs; and geriatric care management and other support services that enable frail older adults to live independently. JFS’ sound fiscal management practices have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. To learn more about JFS, visit www.jfsmw.org.
The National Volunteer Transportation Center (NVTC) STAR Awards recognize outstanding volunteer transportation programs and the involvement of their volunteer drivers in promoting and providing transportation services to passengers, especially older adult passengers.
147 volunteer driver programs submitted applications for a STAR Award in 2016. In late 2016 and early 2017 a review team of 15 professionals in transportation, volunteerism, and aging reviewed 147 STAR Award applications; and in April of 2017 members of the team met to select the 2016 STAR Award winners.
This is the 16th year of the annual STAR Awards program. The awards were initiated by the Beverly Foundation in 2000. In 2014 the NVTC assumed the role of organizing the STAR Awards. To date more than 150 STAR Awards have been conveyed to senior and volunteer transportation programs across America. The 800+ unduplicated volunteer driver program STAR Award applicants are identified on a map located on the NVTC website. Information about the 2016 STAR Award applicants is reported in a Fact Sheet also on the NVTC website.
In addition to preparing an application, each applicant for a 2016 STAR Award was asked to submit a story written by a passenger/client who received transportation from its service. A book that includes sixty or more of these stories will be published in late summer of 2017.
This year, the JFS Patient Navigator program was among four recipients of the “Fast Start” STAR Award and was the only STAR awardee from Massachusetts.
Click here to download the press release and
see the full list of 2016 STAR Award recipients.
In May 2017, Wayland Children’s and Parents’ Association conducted a food drive for Lucy and Joe’s Pantry at JFS. The children brought in food, sorted items and stocked the shelves for our JFS families. The kids and parents learned about the needs of families in the Metrowest area and how JFS helps to meet those needs.
Many thanks to the families of the Wayland Children and Parents Association
for their generous donations!
On behalf of JFS of Metrowest, on May 21, 2017 Chief Operating Officer Lino Covarrubias accepted a $30,000 donation from the Jean Wood Preston Grant at the First Parish in Lincoln. The 2017 award is to be used for a purchase of a van that will facilitate the transport of immigrant and refugees families to many important appointments, and help provide transportation to other clients in need.
Thank you, First Parish in Lincoln!