Stop & Shop…and support a great cause Jewish Family Service of Tidewater’s Helping Hearts project

by | Oct 3, 2014 | What’s Happening

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 5–8:30 pm

Jewish Family Service of Tidewater is hosting a ‘one-stop shopping event’ featuring numerous direct sales and community vendors. The event will take place at TowneHall (attached to TowneBank), 137 Mount Pleasant Road in Chesapeake. Free and open to the public, proceeds from vendor fees and door prize tickets will benefit JFS’ Helping Hearts project.

Now in its 10th year, the Helping Hearts project provides indigent adults with gifts for the holidays. It’s hard to imagine spending a holiday alone, but sadly, many adults in Tidewater do just that.

Dorothy Salomonsky, director of JFS’ Personal Affairs Management program, says, “Many of the recipients live off of $30 per month and have little or no family or friends to see during the holiday months. This year, we hope to provide 1,000 adults with these gifts to let them know they are not alone and to spread a little cheer.”

A number of the individuals served by this project are part of the JFS Personal Affairs Management (PAM) program for incapacitated adults.

For information about the “Stop & Shop” event, call Nikcole Sales at 757-531-7378.

Jewish Family Service is a constituent agency of United Jewish Federation of Tidewater.