Since 2004, the JFCS has organized an annual Adopt-a-Family campaign to help parents struggling to provide holiday meals and gifts to their families. Donors can also brighten the day of seniors in isolation through its Adopt-a-Senior program.

Community Rally for the mendozas

Family members of a mother and father killed when their food truck blew a tire and crashed on I-75 are receiving support from the Sarasota and Manatee County communities. Life will never be the same for 4-year-old Isaac Mendoza and his sister, 5-year-old Carla, who lost both of their parents in the Aug. 16 crash.

Free Summer Family Fun Day

The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Potter Building at the Sarasota County Fairgrounds. It will include FREE food from Fat & Happy Barbeque & More food truck, Carousel’s Soft-Serve Icery truck, a photo booth, games, music, and family fun activities.

Sarasota Homeless Veterans Stand Down

The Jewish Families & Children’s Services of the Suncoast held their 11th annual Sarasota Homeless Veterans Stand Down at the Sarasota County Fairgrounds that connected more than 100 veterans with over 40 community agencies and businesses to help them get assistance with housing, employment, finances, healthcare, food, clothing, legal aid, driver’s licenses, toiletries, and much more.