Giving

Volunteers and donors are the heart and soul of Jewish Family & Child Service. Your assistance provides support, stability, and solutions for hundreds of people each year—right here at home—and makes possible an array of programs and services that help individuals and families make the most of their relationships, their potential, and their lives. Every dollar donated and every hour of time volunteered translates to direct service for family, friends, and neighbors who struggle with critical issues related to aging, disability, and poverty.

As a nonprofit organization, JFCS depends on the support of generous foundations, committed community organizations, dedicated volunteers, businesses, and caring individuals like you. By making a tax-deductible donation to JFCS, you make it possible for us to care for those in need. To make a difference today, donate now.

To make a donation or learn more about other ways to help, please contact Liz Connor, Development & Volunteer Coordinator, at lizconnor@jfcs-portland.org or 503-226-7079, ext. 118.

Other Ways to Help

Make a Gift in Honor or Memory of Someone Special

When you make a tribute gift, you do more than just commemorate an important person or occasion. You enrich the lives of those who receive life-changing services because of your gift. Make a tribute gift today.

Be a Company That Cares

Savvy business people understand that contributing to the social good is a great investment. When you donate goods, services and financial support to JFCS, you demonstrate social consciousness and a commitment to your community.

Create a Lasting Legacy

By making a bequest, you get to decide what your legacy will be, and the kind of impact you will have on the future of our community.

Underwrite a Special Project

Whether your interest is Thanksgiving food boxes, providing counseling to families in crisis, or making sure frail seniors have transportation to medical appointments, underwriting a special project can help turn your philanthropic vision into reality.

Match Your Gift

Want an easy way to double or triple the impact of your gift? More than 10,000 employers in the United States match the charitable gifts of their employees. Many companies will even match gifts made by spouses of employees. Check with your employer to see if your company is one of them, and contact us if you need help.

Give Your Time

From rides to doctors appointments to participating in a holiday food drive, volunteering your time can be the most rewarding donation of all. To learn about JFCS volunteer opportunities, sign up to receive our volunteer email (select ‘Volunteer Opportunities’ from the email list options).

Spread the Word

Are you passionate about the work JFCS is doing to help individuals and families in our community? Are you an avid networker or enthusiastic public speaker? Would you be interested in helping get the word out about our programs and services? If so, contact us to learn how you can become a JFCS Ambassador.

Host a Home Gathering

Do you love to entertain? Like making new friends? Enjoy bringing people together to break bread and discuss their dreams for building a stronger, more caring community? If so, you can use those “Host/Hostess with the Mostest” talents to help members of our community connect, learn about JFCS, and explore the great things we could accomplish together.