JFCS of the Suncoast announced this week that the organization increased its impact on families and seniors during its 2020 Adopt-a-Family/Adopt-a-Senior program. Donors contributed toys, clothing, shoes, bicycles, books, gift cards, home furnishings, and more to more than 300 children and 150 Aging Services clients of JFCS. Donations to date have been valued at more than $60,000.
Normally, Adopt-a-Family is limited to clients of JFCS. But this year, in response to Covid-19, the organization reached out to area churches, nonprofits, and organizations to accept new families into the program. JFCS began its annual Adopt-a-Family campaign in 2004. Each fall, the agency invites community members to provide presents, clothing and shoes, gift cards and other items for families in need as well as gift bags for seniors served by JFCS.