JAFCO-Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options
4200 North University Dr
Sunrise, FL 33351
About JAFCO-Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options:
JAFCO finds homes for abused and neglected Jewish children. Over 350 Jewish and non-Jewish children are currently being served by JAFCO. 50 of those children live in our Children’s Village, which includes our Emergency Children’s Shelter and six group homes. The JAFCO Children’s Village in Sunrise, FL remains the only one of its kind in the Jewish community nationwide. Although the children physically reside in Florida, it is not uncommon that the family originates from Philadelphia, New York, or New Jersey. At JAFCO we care first about saving the life of a child, it is less important to us where they are from.
B’nai mitzvah students can choose from one or many of the following mitzvah projects:
-Organize a drive to collect new duffle bags, school supplies, toiletries, college dorm supplies, baby supplies, pj’s, underwear, and socks
-Fulfill one of a few Chanukah wish lists for the children of JAFCO
-Give pillows/pillowcovers for your guests as party favors
participate and request sponsorship for a sporting activity, run or walk, or organize one around your park or community
-Put on a performance of your interest (music, dance, play) at your home or temple and charge family and friends to come
-Make your mitzvah into an art project and sell things that you have made such as cards, pictures, paintings, and sculptures.
-When travelling to Florida with your familly, arrange a meeting with JAFCO to see where your efforts are helping others.
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