New Office Offers Hope and Momentum for Refugees and Immigrants

New Office Offers Hope and Momentum 
for Refugees and Immigrants

For over 125 years, Jewish Family Service has been welcoming refugees and immigrants who need our help as they establish their lives in our community. Now, JFS will continue and expand this work in brand-new offices in South King County. And we threw a party to celebrate! On November 19, community partners,  elected officials, Board and…

Volunteers Needed for Chanukah Tzedakah!

Volunteers Needed for Chanukah Tzedakah!

With Chanukah right around the corner, it’s almost time for our annual JFS Chanukah Tzedakah Program! The program pairs clients who may need access to gifts for Chanukah with people in the community who can provide those gifts. These donations will be dropped off at JFS by donors between December 9-11 and clients will be…

Coat Drive for Resettled Refugees

Coat Drive for Resettled Refugees

When you purchase and donate new winter coats, you’ll provide resettled refugees a necessity they do not have when they arrive and one that is too expensive to purchase. Here’s how you can help! What should I donate? New, warm, waterproof or water-resistant, winter coats. We need children’s, women’s and men’s. Small and medium are…

JFS Selected as Uber Community Impact Initiative Partner

JFS Selected as Uber Community Impact Initiative Partner

For many of us, getting from home to work, school or the doctor’s office is just another part of the day. But for those with mobility and mental health challenges, transportation can be an enormous barrier to stability—for a variety of reasons. At JFS, some of our clients cannot afford to take Metro transit or…

Thank you for helping the Polack Food Bank!

Thank you for helping the Polack Food Bank!

The 2019 JFS Community-Wide Food Drive and Food Sort is complete! Thank you to everyone who donated food during the month-long Food Drive and the 350 volunteers who donated time at the Food Sort! Together, our generous community donated, organized, boxed, and sorted over 2,000 bags of food for the Polack Food Bank. Food insecurity—which…

New Evening Food Bank Hours Remove Barriers

New Evening Food Bank Hours Remove Barriers

The JFS Polack Food Bank fills a critical need for many in our community. Open several days a week, it provides healthy food to thousands of households each year. But there are a few segments of the population the Food Bank hasn’t been able to fully serve–including working parents and college students. That will change…

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