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
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.
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.