One of my greatest passions is working for the Bridgewater JCC. The JCC has been my family for over 20 years and for the next 72 hours, I am asking for your help with my family, my JCC Family. In the over 20 years I've been here, the JCC has become my home away from home. My children have been here since they were just a few weeks old participating in all aspects of their life through preschool, summer camp, Jewish Holiday celebrations, and now, living through a pandemic. When they say it takes a village, they must have meant my JCC because I certainly found my village in the JCC staff, board and members.
When COVID-19 hit and we were told we had to shut down, we were devastated, the thought of my JCC not being open, not be able to provide for the community brought me to tears. Our entire mission is to be there for the community and now we were being told we couldn’t. With the support of our dedicated staff, board and community, we said a pandemic can’t stop us and we turned ourselves into a virtual JCC and ultimately, back into an in person JCC.
The programming that the J does for and with the community is nothing short of miraculous! Both virtually and in person, we have been here for our entire community...children in our preschool, camp and swim team, adults in our special needs programs, for our seniors who needed shopping and just a friendly phone call so they did not feel as isolated, giving physical fitness and mental health to our entire community through health and wellness. The JCC has been a strong support to so many people and families.
Covid 19 is threatening that support. We are in pursuit of much-needed funding to continue our mission. You might not know that we are a charity. We depend on funding both through fee for service and financial support. These past eight months have hit us hard. I am asking for your support. Support for my family, my JCC family.
We have a group of donors who will MATCH any funds we raise in the next 72 hours, up to a total of $200,000. We could have over $400,000 if we get to that number.
Every little bit helps. Your $500 becomes $1000, your $100 becomes $200. your $50 becomes $100 and your $36 becomes $72. Please view the short video attached and click on the DONATE link in the top right of this page to make a tax-deductible donation before Friday.
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