JFCS Kick-starts New Clothes Closet for Kids with Cox Media Group Donation

From The Florida Times-Union “Good News” published March 9th 

By Sandy Strickland

“You can never have enough clothes in your closet, especially when it’s for a good cause. Jewish Family & Community Services recently received 150 children’s clothing items from Cox Media Group for its new Fanny Landwirth Clothes Closet. The closet serves local foster and at-risk kids from toddlers to 12-year-olds, as well as gift cards for teens to shop for themselves.

The media company started its employee fundraising initiative with a goal of 100 items and exceeded it by half. The donation will help kick-start the closet, which is part of Jewish Family’s renovated Allison Stein Robbins Building at 8540 Baycenter Road in Southside, organizers said. The building also includes an expanded Max Block Food Pantry and the PJ Library, which stands for pajamas because the books are circulated in homes.

CEO Colleen Rodriguez said the agency created the clothes closet because it discovered a need among the children it served. The closet is now accepting clothing donations, with new socks and underwear especially needed. New clothing in sizes 0-14 is preferred, but gently used outer clothing also is accepted”.

The full Times-Union article can be found at the following link: http://www.jacksonville.com/news/20180309/good-news-clothes-bags-bikes-race-cars-and-sub