Touching lives through Helping Hearts

by | Oct 5, 2012 | What’s Happening

Pizza with a Purpose: Thursday, Oct. 25

It’s hard to imagine spending a holiday alone, but sadly, many adults right here in Tidewater do just that. As the holidays approach, JFS staff and volunteers reach out to these people with helping hearts, as part of the JFS “Helping Hearts” project.

Now in its seventh year, the Helping Hearts project provides indigent adults with bags stuffed with toiletries, knitted winter wear, socks and other necessities. Many of the recipients live off of very little, and have few or no family or friends to see during the holiday months.

This year, the Helping Hearts project hopes to build upon its success of years past and collect enough toiletries, grooming items, snacks, socks, winter hats, gloves, novelties and even gift cards for incapacitated adults from ages 18 to 104, who have no family or friends to remember them at holiday time. A number of these individuals are part of the JFS Personal Affairs Management program for incapacitated adults.

To raise funds for this project, JFS is hosting a “Pizza with a Purpose Night” at California Pizza Kitchen, at both the Virginia Beach and Norfolk restaurants on Thursday, Oct. 25.