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Become a “Friend of the Family”

Support the Annual Friends Campaign

Your personal tax-deductible donation to the Annual Friends Campaign makes you a “Friend of the Family” for an entire year. Donations can be made to support the general operating budget of the agency or for a specific program.

To learn more about the Annual Friends Campaign, contact the Vice President of Development at 941-366-2224 or send an email using the Contact Us page.

Purchase Mitzvah Fund Tribute Cards

Mitzvah Fund Tribute Cards are a wonderful way to perform a mitzvah … a good deed — actually a double mitzvah! The Mitzvah Fund Tribute Cards offer JFCS supporters an opportunity to honor family, friends, and loved ones while providing support for our programs and services. JFCS now has Mitzvah Fund Tribute Cards Envelopes available for you to have on hand, at your home or office, for quick use. These envelopes are easy to use and we encourage you to keep several for those unexpected special occasions.

Click here to order a Mitzvah Fund Tribute Card online!

Keep in mind, the next time you need to bring a little gift of thanks, or want to remember someone in a special way, consider using the Mitzvah Fund Tribute Card ~ and turn a Mitzvah … a good deed … into a double mitzvah! Call the Development Staff at 941-366-2224 to have Mitzvah Fund Tribute Card Envelopes sent to you.

Consider an Endowment Gift
Remember JFCS in Your Will and become a member of the L’Dor V’Dor Legacy Society

JFCS has instituted a Planned Giving Program offering donors the opportunity to establish endowed and named funds which generate support for the capital and development needs of the organization. There can be significant tax benefits to you and your heirs through a deferred gift made to JFCS. You may want to consider naming JFCS in your will. Your tax advisor or financial planner can provide you with specific details on planned and deferred giving options.

Contact the Vice President of Development at (941) 366-2224 or send an email using the Contact Us page.

Click here for the most recent list of L’Dor V’Dor Legacy Society members.

JFCS Vehicle Donation Program

Thinking about selling your car, truck, or other vehicle?  Avoid the costs associated with selling your car and donate it to JFCS instead!  No need to pay for advertising, vehicle registration, insurance, or repairs to keep your car in running condition.  The JFCS Vehicle Donation Program provides funds that support our programs and services, and lets you receive a tax deduction when you itemize your tax return.

All you need is a clear title, and we’ll take care of the rest, including pick-up, at no cost to you.  Visit or call 866-557-JFCS (5327).

Food Pantry Donations

The Food Pantry distributes food to needy families and individuals in our community. Donations of canned goods can be made during agency business hours, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Special Holiday Food Drives are held at Thanksgiving and Passover to assist homebound clients. Grocery vouchers and gift certificates are also accepted for the purchase of perishable food items.

Contact: Administrative Assistant, Healthy Families (941) 366-2224

Attend a Special Event

Special Events are sponsored throughout the year by JFCS to support the many programs and services offered to the community. If you would like to attend any of these events, please call the Development Department at 941-366-2224 or email us through the website Contact Us page to receive an invitation.


For more information on how to become a Corporate Partner, contact the Vice President of Development at (941) 366-2224.

Become a corporate sponsor and do good while gaining exposure for your company!  We thank the following corporate partners for their generous sponsorships:

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are a vital component of outreach services to the community. Find out how you can help JFCS serve the community as a volunteer.