Donations

Donors-JFSYour donation to JFS Orlando goes a long way. Every dollar donated improves the life of someone in need in the Central Florida community.

To view our Family of Donors, click on the image.

For questions on how to give, or to make a donation by phone, please call Mary Lee Walker, JFS Orlando Development Director at 407-644-7593 x241.

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Ways to Give

We rely on your generosity to thrive. There are several ways to help JFS Orlando serve the community.

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For every dollar donated, we can purchase $6 worth of food or pantry items. No donation is too small.





donateFood Donations

We put food on the table for more than 76,000 Central Floridians each year. Please contribute your canned and non-perishable groceries to help a family in need. Donations can be dropped off at our offices during pantry hours. We also support company and group food drives. Click here to see our hours of operation


Shop from our Amazon Wish List

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JFS Orlando has partnered with Amazon Smile to maximize your gift. By visiting www.smile.amazon.com and selecting “Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando” as your charity beneficiary, JFS Orlando will receive .5% of the purchase price on eligible items . If you would like to purchase something JFS Orlando is currently in need of, please visit our Amazon Wish List or browse the list below:

– AED machine
– Can openers
– Commercial paper shredder
– Diaper waste basket
– First Aid Kit
– Gas Gift Cards
– Infant changing table
– Kids table and chairs
– Office supplies (i.e. sticky notes, highlighters, pens)
– Reusable & plastic shopping bags
– Rubbermaid storage bins
– Storage shed
– Tissues


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Tribute Cards

For just a minimum suggested donation of $18, you can improve the life of someone less fortunate by sending your loved one a customized greeting card. Whether you are mourning the loss of a loved one or celebrating a happy occasion such as a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, wedding, birthday, anniversary, or graduation a tribute card is a thoughtful way to recognize major life events.  You’ll receive a thank you note and your loved one will receive your decorated card with a message indicating that a donation has been made in their honor.   Proceeds from the card will help someone in need.  To purchase a card, please click herePLEASE MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE ALL TRIBUTE CARD SPECIFICS IN THE “MESSAGE” SECTION. INCLUDING THE NAME & ADDRESS OF THE RECIPIENT, AND THE CARD MESSAGE (i.e. IN HONOR OF ___, IN MEMORY OF ____). Please email/call Development Coordinator, Amanda Benedit, with any questions at amanda.benedit@jfsorlando.org or 407-644-7593 x227.


Matching Gifts

Double the dollar amount JFS Orlando receives for its programs and services. Approach your Human Resources department for a form or view our list to see if your employer will match your charitable contribution. Click here to see the Company Directory.


Endowment Funds

We accept donations to these endowment funds, which support our programs and services in honor of JFS Orlando Patrons. Click to Donate today!

The following TOP (Tampa, Orlando, and Pinellas Counties) Endowment Funds help to support our agency.

  • Al Gamson Memorial Fund
  • Greater Orlando JFS Endowment Fund
  • Joe Greenspun JFS Endowment Fund
  • Jack and Sarah Kobrin Scholarship Fund
  • Jean Levene Scholarship Fund
  • Ralph and Bluma W. Meitin Endowment Fund
  • Winifred G. and O.W. “Bing” Miller Endowment Fund
  • Audrey and David Pearlman Pantry Endowment Fund
  • Robert G. Petree Memorial Fund
  • Sylvia and Ernest Rapp Designated Fund
  • Ben and Mary Safer Memorial Endowment Fund for Elderly Services
  • Charles and Amy Schwartz Endowment Fund
  • Stanley and Anne Shader Endowment Fund
  • Al and Mollie Siskind Endowment Fund
  • Dr. Gilbert and Joyce Walker Endowment Fund
  • O.Z. Wise Family Trust Endowment Fund
  • George and Madeline Wolly JFS Endowment Fund

Donor Advised Funds

Establish yourself as a philanthropist by setting up a $5,000 Donor Advised Fund so you can recommend distributions to your favorite JFS Orlando programs and services. These funds bypass capital gains taxes on long-term appreciated securities and offer the maximum tax deduction available. To donate today, you can either call 407-644-7593 x241 or click here to purchase a Donor Advised Fund.


Bequests

Include JFS Orlando as a beneficiary on your trust or will to help the lives of others after your time. Your memory will inspire others to follow your philanthropic example. Click to set up a Bequest today.


Life Insurance

Contribute a life insurance policy to JFS Orlando by naming us as the policy owner or beneficiary. This will entitle you to an income tax deduction limited to the lower value of the policy or your cost basis in the contract. If you continue to pay premiums on a policy we own, you can deduct the premium payments. To purchase life insurance for JFS Orlando, click here.


Life Income

Receive an income as a result of making a charitable gift to JFS Orlando. Incomes can be fixed, variable or for other beneficiaries, and entitle you to an income tax deduction based on the present value of your gift. Once placed in the trust, assets can be sold (without capital gains taxes) and proceeds reinvested to produce a higher yield. To set up Life Income, click here.

Sponsorships

To sponsor JFS Orlando at one of our upcoming events, please contact Mary Lee Walker, Development Director, 407.644.7593 ext 241 or by email, marylee.walker@jfsorlando.org.

Volunteer Opportunities

We greatly value the time generous volunteers contribute to our cause. To get involved in any of our upcoming volunteer opportunities, please call Amanda Benedit, JFS Orlando Development Coordinator at 407-644-7593 x227.

Grants & Funders

  • Bank of America Foundation
  • Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation
  • Chesley G. Magruder Foundation
  • Galloway Foundation
  • Harper Family Charitable Foundation, Inc.
  • Healthy Central Florida
  • Heart of Florida United Way
  • Orlando Magic Youth Foundation
  • O’Neil Foundation
  • Orange County CDBG
  • Orlando Sentinel Family Fund
  • Publix Super Market Charities
  • Ryan Foundation
  • Sharsheret
  • TD Charitable Foundation
  • VNA Foundation
  • Walmart Foundation
  • Wawa Foundation
  • Wells Fargo