Congregation Beth Elohim Acton and United Church of Christ Congregational Boxborough recently held donation drives to collect items needed for incoming Ukrainian families. Members of the Congregations along with the surrounding community came together to collect kitchen items to fully outfit two apartments for future JFS clients.
Thanks to all who sorted, transported, and donated to make this initiative so successful!
As part of the Uniting for Ukraine Initiative, The Shapiro Foundation, Alight, Social Finance, Kuja Kuja, Talent Beyond Boundaries, and Miles 4 Migrants are partnering to build a Jobs Sponsorship Program which will match Ukrainians with relevant skills and language to employers with substantial vacant jobs. Thus, the initiative creates a pipeline that predictably delivers large volumes of Ukranian candidates who meet employers’ needs.
As part of this program, JFS is proud to partner locally with Bright Horizons to welcome 30 Ukrainians cases to the Metrowest and Greater Boston area. To support this endeavor, we are looking for volunteers and or community groups to secure and furnish apartments, welcome the newcomers, get them settled, and support them as they start work at Bright Horizons. To learn more about supporting this effort contact Sarah Leacu, firstname.lastname@example.org