Close to 50 JFS Volunteers Delivered Passover Items to Food Pantry Clients as Part of Good Deeds Day

Boca Raton, FL— [March 16, 2015]—Volunteers from Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services (JFS) participated in International Good Deeds Day, this past Sunday, March 15th. International Good Deeds Day is an annual, global tradition that includes countless good deeds being done all around the world. Last year, over half a million participants in 50 countries worldwide gave over 2 million volunteer hours, making Good Deeds Day the largest and most far- reaching day of good deeds. People from all backgrounds, cultures, and ages have united around the simple idea of Good Deeds Day, and many continue to volunteer all year round.

Participants delivered Passover items to clients of the Jacobson Family Food Pantry, a program of JFS, which serves residents in need in the Boca Raton, Highland Beach and Delray Beach areas. The March 15th effort alone is expected to impact over 100 clients. The balance of deliveries to the remainder of Food Pantry clients will be made by JFS over the next 1-2 weeks.

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JFS volunteers preparing to make their Passover deliveries.

Event Co-Chairs for the Good Deeds Day event are Lisa Goodman, Patti Jacobs and Robin Siegal. Siegal, who delivered packages with her family commented, “As a volunteer I believe you get more than you give. We had memorable experiences with our deliveries and we are grateful for the opportunity we have been given through JFS.”

“We were very proud to be a part of Good Deeds Day,” said Danielle N. Hartman, President and CEO of JFS. “The timing could not have been more perfect. Although we make bi-weekly deliveries to our Food Pantry clients, it was great to have kicked off our period of special Passover deliveries on Good Deeds Day. These packages include many additional items above and beyond the regular allocation that are special for Passover, which begins April 3rd.”

Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services (JFS) provides help, hope and humanity through a comprehensive range of programs and services which support people of all ages and beliefs. With locations in Boca Raton and Delray Beach, JFS programs and services include food and financial assistance, senior services, counseling and mental health services, career and employment services and many volunteer opportunities. Funding is provided by private and corporate support, grants, special events and individuals who reach thousands in need each year.

For more information about the services JFS provides, volunteer and donor opportunities, please contact 561-852-3333. Learn more at www.ralesjfs.org

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