by Sandy Nogg, JFS Assistance Coordinator
It’s autumn, school is in session, and, for the second year, Jewish Family Service has provided funds to buy school supplies and/or school clothes for 21 children from 12 families, who would be financially strapped to provide these things which many of us take for granted, due to job loss, medical expenses, or a myriad of other issues. You may have children of school age, or you may remember the excitement of getting new things for the school year. That excitement has not changed, and seeing these kids get to pick out their new school supplies is wonderful. Their parents are most appreciative, as noted on that day of shopping, through phone calls, emails, and thank you notes.
This program can be provided thanks to Jewish Family Service’s generous donors and friends. Please know that through your thoughtful giving, many children proudly go toward the future with new school supplies for the 2015-16 school year. If you would be interested in sponsoring a child in the future, please call Sandy Nogg, 402.334.6493.
As we have said in previous articles, Jewish Family Service does Project Dreidel for Chunakah to provide gifts for children in families who can provide the essentials but might be unable to provide those special Chanukah gift wishes of their children. Last year we served 19 families with 39 kids. Community members can sponsor a family, a parent and child, or a child. Sponsors can receive a wish list and shop for the family or child, or they can donate a sum and JFS volunteers will do the shopping, or make a general donation toward this project. There are many options available and we hope you will join us in November for the December deliveries. Once again, Sandy Nogg, 402.334.6493, should be contacted by Nov. 2, 2015, for those interested in helping to sponsor Project Dreidel.