January E-Connect

Thank You!

Dear Friends,

It may be cold outside, but we are warmed by the kindness and generosity of all of our supporters and volunteers. We wanted to say thank you to everyone who contributed during 2016.

  • Thank you for driving a senior to the grocery store each week and rolling the cart to her to inspect the produce that you chose. Thank you for giving her something special to look forward to.
  • Thank you for organizing your girl scout troop to do a blanket and sheet drive as part of your Bat Mitzvah project. It is such a relief to know that the refugees who JSS are working to resettle will have lovely bedding.
  • Thank you for visiting our younger client living in a nursing home who doesn’t have family in the area. Without you, he might only be interacting with the staff each week.
  • Thank you for volunteering at Lechayim each week. You and your smile greets our community members every Monday and provide support to our staff and our community.
  • Thank you for providing pro bono legal services so that a family can receive asylum and become US citizens.
  • Thank you for sitting on our Board of Directors and ensuring that Jewish Social Services is meeting the needs of our community and is using its funds in the ways that the donors intended.
  • Thank you for donating money, time, and goods to Jewish Social Services of Madison to allow us the opportunity to help people meet their basic needs.

Today, on Martin Luther King Day, we remember Dr. King’s great dream of a nation united in justice, peace and reconciliation. Thank you for all that you’ve done and you continue to do to help us to follow Dr. King’s dream. Right now, I feel it is even more important than at any time since I can remember to remind ourselves that we are a multiracial nation who all came from somewhere else and that our clients, our staff, our volunteers, our community need to continue to support one another.

Finally, please keep an eye out for our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/JSSMadison/ for some additional actions you can take to support those we ought to help.

B’Shalom,
Dawn

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