Record Breaking Number of Clients Served
More than 700 clients were served through JBWS’ Thanksgiving Project, Holiday Boutique, and Adopt-A-Family program. We were able to serve this record breaking number of clients because of our staff, volunteers, and donors. Without you, none of this would have been possible. For more information about JBWS’ Holiday Project, click here.
Below is a look back at all facets of JBWS’ Holiday Project!
Our clients were able to have delicious Thanksgiving meals thanks to the generosity of our community. Clients were able to receive bags of fresh produce, non-perishable items, pies, and a choice of ham, pork shoulder, turkey, or a vegetarian option. We expanded the options offered to clients this year to help them celebrate with foods representative of their culture.
Thank you to our numerous community volunteers, including Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, for helping us prepare for our Thanksgiving Project distribution. A special thanks to Interfaith Food Pantry, individual donors, and groups who made this project possible and to Dartcor Food Services, Crum & Forster’s food service provider, for making Thanksgiving meals for our residential clients.
The holidays can be difficult for families impacted by domestic violence for a number of reasons. One being the financial burden of purchasing presents for children at this time of year. Far too often, people impacted by domestic violence have experienced financial abuse in their relationship. They may have been forbidden to work, harassed at their place of employment, forbidden from advancing their career, or have had their abusive partner controlling their finances. This makes it difficult to have the funds necessary to purchase presents.
However, JBWS’ Holiday Boutique removes some of this financial hardship by enabling clients to get presents entirely free of charge. Upon entering the boutique, each client is encouraged to take numerous gifts for each of their children and themselves. Some of the possible options for presents include: educational games, home decor, sports equipment, clothing, jewelry, stuffed animals, cologne, puzzles, dolls, building blocks, self-care items, electronics, make up, and books for all ages.
JBWS’ Adopt-A-Family program allows members of our community to shop for all our client’s needs this holiday season. From cookware items and bedding sets to bicycles and video games, JBWS’ Adopt-A-Family program ensures that our clients have everything they need for a peaceful holiday season.
In the words of a former client, “Christmas morning was full of excitement. The shelter family gathered to open presents. Santa had paid a surprise visit. The sounds of laughter were everywhere as children showed off their new toys and sported new clothes. The holiday spirit shone on my home. There would be peace on this Christmas day.”
Thank You To Our Donors!
Thank you to everyone who helped make the holidays special for our residential and community clients.
Liberty Corner Presbyterian Church
Park Avenue Club
Parsippany Women’s Club
Weichert Realtors of Mountain Lakes
Seton Hall University
Randolph High School
The Pingry School
Hearts of Watchung
Nana’s Gifts, Boonton
Parsippany Hills High School
Morris Spine & Sport
Kienlen Lattmann Sotheby’s International Realty
Hillsdale Park Presbyterian Church
Weichert Realty, Chatham
International Friends Club
Morris County Republican Club
Mt. Carmel of Notre Dame
Kessler Rehab, Boonton
Daughters of the American Revolution
Saint Peter’s Morristown
Jamie Rough Girl Scouts
USI Insurance Service
Morristown Knights of Columbus
Sussex Avenue School