Karen Goldman, Development Associate of Volunteers and In-Kind Giving, met with Congregation Beth Shalom’s “CBS Knits” group recently to share the story of JCFS’ extensive outreach to Chicago area families in need.
When Chicago-area families need help, JCFS provides caring and healing services to guide them from crisis to calm, from anguish to awareness, and from isolation to support. Their services are infused with Jewish values and compassion, and are provided to all regardless of faith, race, gender, etc.
The CBS Knits baby blankets, afghans, and clothing are distributed by JCFS to children, youth and adults who have development challenges, disabilities, have been abused, and neglected. Karen’s message about their work with foster children was especially compelling and touched us deeply.
Karen’s visit to the CBS Knits table was a milestone moment for us. At last we’ve met and heard firsthand how our creations have reached the hands of so many children and young adults for whom a warm blanket of one’s own has made all the difference in the world. During our hour of shared experiences we have renewed our energies and cemented an even stronger bond of partnership than we have ever had.