Support JFO During #GivingTuesday
Black Friday. Small Business Saturday. After busy days of Christmas shopping, wouldn’t it feel good to support Justice for Orphans on #GivingTuesday, November 27? #GivingTuesday is an international movement held each year to draw attention to charitable organizations and encourage philanthropic activities.
Justice for Orphans is participating in #GivingTuesday to raise money for our CarePortal project. CarePortal is an online platform that connects child welfare agencies and churches to meet the needs of vulnerable children and families right in your own community.
Here’s how it works: A child welfare worker can enter a need via email into the CarePortal system. For example, a teen mom needs an infant car seat to bring her baby home from the hospital. The email request for the car seat gets sent to 3 nearby churches that have offered to help. A point person at the church receives the email and sends it to those members in the congregation who have signed up to volunteer. These volunteers consider the request and one of them decides they can help. This information is passed back to the child welfare worker via CarePortal and arrangements are made to get the car seat. This real time response by a church helped prevent that baby from entering foster care. A local vulnerable family was helped.Justice for Orphans just launched CarePortal in Schenectady County this month and we’re taxing our little charity and volunteers to the max to make it happen. There are hard costs associated with running CarePortal and we need the funds to help us cover these new expenses. Justice for Orphans wants to bring this technology to all Capital Region counties and we need your help to do it!
On Tuesday, November 27, 2018 be sure to participate in #GivingTuesday. We’d be grateful for your financial support! Simply visit www.justicefororphansny.org and make a secure online payment. Or, mail a check to Justice for Orphans, 38 Fares Road, Ravena, NY 12143.
Help Justice for Orphans walk out James 1:27 and our call to care for vulnerable children. Thank you in advance for your generous support.