JFS thanks those who make Hanukah brighter

Elyse Brown, SFS program director, and Tina Woetzel, Greenwich resident and longtime friend of JFS.

Elyse Brown, SFS program director, and Tina Woetzel, Greenwich resident and longtime friend of JFS.

As Jewish Family Services of Greenwich (JFS) celebrates the miracle of Hanukah, the organization is grateful to have received a special donation for its Supermarketing for Seniors (SFS) program from an anonymous Greenwich resident.

This local family fully matched the community’s SFS fund raising efforts on Grandparents Day which raised nearly $4,000. This Hanukah match allows JFS to meet their obligations during these cold months when our seniors are most needy.

Supermarketing for Seniors was established in 1986 to meet the needs of the increasing number of seniors in Greenwich who want to remain at home, and live independently, but are unable to do their own grocery shopping. This free, nondiscriminatory, grocery shopping and case management service is available to all Greenwich residents over the age of 60.

Presently JFS manages over 40 shoppers who provide services to 180 homebound seniors. If you are interested in volunteering or know of anyone who could benefit from our program, contact Elyse Brown, SFS Program Director, at 203-622-1881 or [email protected]

JFS sincerely appreciates the ongoing support of the Greenwich community for the success of the SFS program including: The Lenore and Howard Klein Foundation, The Kurzrock Foundation, The Ruth W. Brown Foundation, Christ Church of Greenwich, Connecticut Development Block Grant, Round Hill Community Church, United Way of Greenwich, First County Bank Foundation, Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging, The Woetzel Family and other grants and supporters.

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