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our first touch a truck

What a day!

On Sunday, May 15, 2016, our community came out and made our

first free Touch a Truck event an unprecedented success! Children were able to touch

their favorite vehicles, get behind the wheel, climb, explore and learn all about what

makes them go! Thanks to the generosity of our entire community – from those who

lent the vehicles, to service donors, to corporate sponsors and volunteers, this

wonderful event doubled as one of our big fundraisers of the year. The event started

with “Hold the Horn” hour designed for children with special needs and those with

auditory sensitivity issues. No horns, music or sirens during the first hour allowed all

children to enjoy the fun of the event.

Touch a Truck Highlights

We raised $25,000

thanks to the support of area businesses and donors.

• 21 vehicles were onsite including public service, emergency, utility,

construction, landscaping and transportation vehicles.

• We gave away

700 free t-shirts

and

400 free backpacks.

• Food trucks provided ice cream and made-to-order pizzas.

• Camp Yachad contributed to the fun with bounce houses and camp-style activities on the campsite.

• Over

2,500 people

attended this community-wide event!

thanks for your support

Our 5th annual Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament netted over $32,000 thanks to 14 corporate sponsors

and the buy-ins, add-ons and rebuys from our 120 players.

Our winter fundraising social event, Studio 54, was held on January 31, 2016, at Shackamaxon Country

Club. It was a far-out night that brought us back to the 70s with a disco party food, drinks and a great DJ

who got everyone to boogie down. Over 275 people attended, and we were able to raise $65,000 thanks

to the support of over 150 businesses, 22 sponsors and the generosity of donors.

In July 2016, we launched Chai Society, a Create a Jewish

Legacy planned giving campaign and secured our first

donors who are investing in our JCC’s future to ensure we

are here – and even stronger – for generations to come.