Seasons Newsletter – July 2014

July 2014

Pizza for the Pantry

A tasty way to give back
Join us for Pizza for the Pantry on Sunday, August 17, from noon to 2 p.m., at Wick’s on Goose Creek. There will be tons of pizza and fun for everyone! We will be serving cheese and veggie pizza and soft drinks (dine in only).


The event supports hungry individuals and families through the JFCS Food Pantry and the Sonny & Janet Meyer Family Food Pantry Fund, which are both vital services working hand-in-hand to help our community.
One in seven Kentuckians rely on a food bank to provide or supplement the food in their households. Of those who visit food pantries, more than a third have to choose between buying food and paying utility bills. Your generosity helps them to eliminate those hard decision and focus on what is best for their families.


Tickets for adults are $7 in advance or $8 at the door. Children ages 4 to 12 are only $5. Ages 3 and under eat free.


To increase your impact, please bring a canned or nonperishable item for the JFCS Food Pantry.


For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Kim Toebbe at 452-6341 ext.103

Recap of the Republic Bank Player’s Challenge-A Volunteer’s Perspective
By Rachel Klein, JFCS Marketing Intern

Two weeks before the Republic Bank Players Challenge, I started my internship with the JFCS Development & Marketing Department. Little did I know that I would be immersed in all things relating to golf and its silent auction. I was on the phone asking for donations, picking up gifts, creating description and bid sheets, and preparing to ship a truckload of “stuff” to the Standard Club. When I arrived to the Club on a bright, sunny morning, I didn’t know what to expect. I knew a lot of hard work goes into planning an event as big as this, but it was really cool to be a part of the behind the scenes action. I helped set up the silent auction, assisted with the golf holes, and cleaned up the course. It was awesome to see all of our hard work come together and watch people do what they enjoy. There were golfers, tennis, bridge, canasta, and mahjongg players. I got to interact with a few players and even got the privilege of making some new friends. I was most interested in seeing that the silent auction went well, where there were items ranging from beautiful pieces of jewelry to extravagant vacations. The event also featured bourbon tasting in which players got to enjoy bourbon slush on the hot summer day. As the events wore down, it was great to see how successful the day had been, and it was wonderful to see so many members of the community come together to do the activities that they enjoy. As always, an event of this magnitude could not be successful without the event sponsors and auction donors. All in all, the event raised more than $70,000 that will go to benefit programs and services at JFCS and the JCC.



Welcome to our GO GREEN MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN. JFCS strives to be good stewards of theresources that you and other supporters have so generously provided on behalf of the 9,000+ clients whom we helped last year.
We are sending you this email because you appreciate web news and contributing via the internet, which means savings for JFCS on both paper and postage.


We will be mailing membership materials in late August, and we are grateful for gifts at all levels.  However, we wanted you to be aware that we have created a new membership giving level – the Family Tree Society!  Donors who give $500 or more to the annual campaign automatically become members of the Family Tree Society. You will be acknowledged at a special annual Family Tree Society social event. Most of all, you will know that you have taken a leadership role in helping those who turn to the agency for assistance.


Please click here before August 25 to make your membership contribution online. If you would like to know the amount of your last membership gift, please contact Beverly Bromley for a quick response. If we have not heard back from you by then, we will send out your membership renewal via U.S. mail.




Family Services

Passport Around Louisville Service
PALS is an easy-to-use, affordable program that helps senior adults maintain their independence by providing transportation services to activities such as:
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Medical Appointments
  • Personal Appointments
  • Volunteer Activities
  • And Many More!

PALS operates Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Cost:$8 one-way; $15 round trips*

All PALS fees cover rides within a 25-mile radius. For every 10 miles over 25, there is a $5 surcharge.

*Additional charge for escorted services.

Contact Naomi Malka PALS Program Coordinator, at (502) 452-6341 ext. 249 or [email protected] for information about the program.
To schedule a ride, contact Megan Haggard at (502) 452-6341 ext. 321 or [email protected]

Career and Education Services

business_people3.jpgEmployment Search Jumpstart
Improve your job search
Begins July 28 through August 18
This four-week workshop can give your job search quick, effective upgrade. Topics include strategy, networking, interviews, social media and more. Sessions meet at JFCS each Monday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
There is a one-time materials fee of $10 for the entire workshop cycle. To register, contact
Janet Poole at 452-6341, ext. 222, or register online.

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Job Seekers Resource Group
Improve your job search
Begins August 4
Learn basic job search skills from an experienced career advisor. This six-week workshop meets at 10:30 a.m. on Mondays beginning August 4. The workshop cycle has a one-time materials fee of $10. To register, contact Andrea Brown at 452-6341, ext 334, or register online.

JFCS LogoACT Preparation Workshop
Eliminate anxiety and ace the test
Begins August 18

High school juniors and seniors preparing for the ACT can benefit from our ACT Preparation Workshop. This eight-part course provides strategies to improve scores, reduces test anxiety and familiarizes students with testing conditions. Classes meet from 7 to 9 p.m. at JFCS.

The fee of $170 covers all class sessions and two latest edition ACT preparation workbooks. Contact Janet Poole at 452-6341, ext. 222, or register online.

Felt LinkedIn bannerLinkedIn Workshop
Take your profile to the next level
August 20 through August 27

This two-part workshop will help you build confidence with online networking. Learn how LinkedIn factors into job search and how it can improve your professional brand and business exposure. You will walk away with your own personalized LinkedIn profile featuring a professional photo.

Sessions will be held at JFCS from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 20, and Wednesday, August 27. The cost for the course is $20. You may contact Janet Poole at 452-6341, ext. 222.

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Support Groups

JFCS offers a variety of free support groups. Learn about community resources and bring balance to your life. All meetings are held at the JFCS Louis & Lee Roth Family Center unless specified.

Adult Children of Aging Parents

Fourth Thursday of the month, 7 p.m.

Contact Mauri Malka, ext. 250.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

Second Friday of the month, 2 p.m.

Contact Kim Toebbe, ext. 103.

Caregiver Support Group

First Tuesday of the month, 4 p.m.

Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church, 4936 Brownsboro Rd.

Contact Connie Austin, ext. 305, or Naomi Malka, ext. 249.

Diabetes Support Group

On hiatus until September 2014

Contact Mauri Malka, ext. 250.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Groups

Third Monday of the month

12:45 p.m. at JFCS

Third Wednesday of the month

10 a.m. at Kenwood Elementary

Family Resource Center

7420 Justan Ave.

Contact Jo Ann Kalb, ext. 335.

Parkinson’s Caregiver 
Support Group

Second Thursday of the Month, 1 p.m.

Contact Connie Austin, ext. 305.

Support groups are facilitated by JFCS and funded by KIPDA Area Agency on Aging through the Older Americans Act and the Cabinet for Health Services.


JFCS Food Pantry Needs

This month, we are in special need of the following items:
School Supplies
Canned Food
All donated items must be in the original packaging. We are only able to accept food items within their noted expiration dates.
Monetary gifts may be made to the Sonny & Janet Meyer Family Food Pantry Fund. If you have questions, please Contact Kim Toebbe at 452-6341, ext. 103.
Thank you for your generosity!

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