JAFCO preps summer camp for abused, neglected kids

JAFCO preps summer camp for abused, neglected kids

Pictured (l-r) are Glenda Krongold, Jennifer Clarin, Jennifer Diemar and Kevin Diemar.

On Thursday, April 4, JAFCO, a nonprofit Jewish adoption foster care options organization providing services to abused, neglected and special needs children in South Florida, held a Summer Camp Shower at Bet Shira Congregation.

Hosted by Jennifer Diemar, Jennifer Clarin, Julie Paresky and the Miami Beach/South Dade Chapter of JAFCO, the Summer Camp Shower brought together more than 30 women together to learn about JAFCO’s role in South Florida and to collect items that many JAFCO children need for camp, including bathing suits, flip flops and towels. Between the camp supplies, gift cards and donations, more than $1,000 was raised to help send children to camp this summer equipped with all the necessities.

“JAFCO is an important organization in South Florida that provides a continuum of high-quality services and programs for children, including family preservation, foster care, adoption, emergency shelter, group home, independent living and mentoring,” said Glenda Krongold, president of the Miami Beach/South Dade Chapter. “In addition to these services, JAFCO strives to provide these children with all of the experiences they deserve, including summer camp.”

JAFCO programs provides care to more than 400 children, including foster care and adoption, family preservation, group homes, emergency shelter, independent living and mentoring. The JAFCO Children’s Village is a 5.6-acre residential facility including a 24-hour emergency children’s shelter and six group homes that provide a safe and loving home for up to 52 children from newborns up to 21 years of age.

For more information, call 954-749-7230 or email gail@jafco.org.

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