Support Our Mission
A gift to JFSRI translates into direct service for local individuals and families in need. Appreciation for your generosity is read in the smile of the grandmother who can live independently because of our home care services, the happiness of an adolescent who has overcome emotional difficulties with our counseling help, the joy of a family with a newly adopted child, the gratitude of a loving daughter or son whose parent’s life has been saved through our Lifeline RI program.
Here are some examples of how your donation to JFSRI can help:
$18 = A week of home delivered meals to a homebound elder
$36 = One month of Lifeline for someone living at home alone
$72 = One morning or afternoon of home care for an older or disabled individual
$118 = One hour of counseling for someone in distress
$250 = Emergency food assistance for a family in need
$500 = One month of counseling for someone in distress
$1,000 = One month of electricity for five families struggling to make ends meet
$1,800 = Six weeks of group support for individuals in need of grief counseling
There is no end to the compelling reasons that people come to JFSRI for help. A caregiver looking after an older parent may be overwhelmed and in need of a break. A spouse who has lost a loved one may face grief that makes it difficult to get through the day. Those who have lost their jobs or who face major health issues may be struggling with depression or looking for help in feeding their families.
Some who need counseling have no health insurance and have been told “no” when seeking services at other agencies. When they call JFSRI, we say “yes.” Yes, we can help you. Yes, we offer hope. The number of uninsured clients we serve has more than tripled over the past four years; these are people who desperately needed to hear the word “yes.”
This year’s Annual Campaign seeks to raise $160,000 from individual donors to fund home care, emergency assistance, counseling, and other services for those who need them most.
Make your gift go further!
Due to the generosity of the Grace K. Alpert Charitable Foundation, all gifts made to this year’s Annual Campaign will be matched up to $100,000! In addition, all new gifts and increases to this year’s Annual Campaign will be doubled!!
Contributions will be credited to the Annual Fund unless otherwise indicated. To qualify for the match and to be eligible for a charitable deduction on income tax returns for that year, checks must be postmarked or received between January 1st and December 31st, 2015.
DONATE NOW to help us reach our $160,000 goal.
Checks may be made payable to Jewish Family Service of Rhode Island or JFSRI and mailed to:
Jewish Family Service of Rhode Island
959 North Main Street
Providence, RI 02904
You can commemorate a birthday, anniversary, or other milestone with a gift to JFSRI to show someone you care in a way that expresses your ideals. You may also choose to remember a loved one by making a donation in his or her honor.
We’ll send your choice of a beautiful, hand-designed Tribute Card (scroll down on the linked page to see the cards) to the family or the person you’re honoring to let them know about your thoughtful gift. Simply choose a card and fill out the form with your information and where you’d like the card sent. We’ll take care of the rest.