JFS Delivery Day
Sponsor A Family -
Supported solely by donations and sponsorships for over 45 years, The Sponsor a Family program matches low income families, foster children, and seniors in Geauga County with food and gifts for the holidays. In 2016, 510 families, from every geographic location in the county, received help through the Sponsor a Family program. This translates to 1,716 people served and included over 1003 children who received toys and gifts! Approximately 1,450 pounds of food was donated and distributed to families in need throughout Geauga County. In 2016, 170 sponsors participated by either "adopting a family" or collecting food or toys to be distributed by JFS. An army of volunteers joined in sorting and packing food and toys.
Each year on delivery day, JFS staff and volunteers deliver the food and gifts to families. Over$15,000 was donated in 2016 along with hundreds of toys.