April is National Volunteer Month, and although we appreciate our volunteers every day of the year, as this signature month of appreciation comes to an end, we at Jewish Family & Children’s Service want to thank the hundreds of volunteers who provide thousands of hours to programs of JF&CS. No acknowledgement of JF&CS volunteers would be complete without a tremendous thank you to our board of directors, who donate countless hours to monitor and strengthen JF&CS programs and services.
This year, as we gear up for our Annual Meeting, our theme focuses on a tribute to the hundreds of volunteers who help us ignite hope in the hearts of our clients and propel the programs and services that make the agency’s work possible.
JF&CS’s Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 21st at 6:30 p.m. at Rodef Shalom Congregation (4905 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, 15213). Beginning with a reception at 6:30 p.m., the evening’s program will feature a short documentary-style video highlighting the service of volunteers from key areas, including the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry, our refugee resettlement program and the AgeWell Rides senior transportation program, as well as a JF&CS board member.
“Each year at our Annual Meeting, we share the many accomplishments of our agency with the community, but we simply could not deliver our services without the tremendous support of our volunteers,” said Aryeh Sherman, JF&CS President & CEO. “Volunteers are vital to JF&CS’s work and mission, and we are so thankful to those who help make it possible to change the lives of so many.”
Additionally, the JF&CS board governance committee will present the annual Dr. Howard A. Mermelstein Leadership Award to current board member Paul Dubner. In his role as a board member, Paul has demonstrated strong leadership, commitment to the community, as well as dedication to the mission of JF&CS. The meeting will also include reports from Board President Wendy Mars, Ph.D. and President & CEO Aryeh Sherman.
Each year, JF&CS serves more than 8,000 people who utilize programs and services related to unemployment, food insecurity, aging, critical needs and more, with the goal of helping individuals and families regain and/or maintain self-sufficiency when faced with life’s changes and challenges.
We would also like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and the United Way of Allegheny County, the many foundations and government agencies, corporate and community partners, donors and supporters who have championed and invested in the work of JF&CS this year–and for so many years before that.
If you are interested in volunteering with JF&CS, or finding out more information about opportunities in our programs and departments, please call 412-422-7200, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.jfcspgh.org.