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October 9, 2015  RSS feed
Social Services

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Gala event spotlights 3 of many ‘faces’ receiving aid from Gulf Coast agency

Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services will celebrate the stories of those they have helped during the year with its annual “Faces” gala on Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 6-8 p.m. at the Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park.

The event will focus on three of the agency’s 30,000 annual clients, and shine a light on how Gulf Coast has helped improve their lives. This year the event will feature:

• Natalie, a teen-age mother who was taught to make better choices for herself and her baby with the Woman to Woman mentoring program

• Andrew, a young man who found his way to sobriety at the Darlington Residential Treatment Center

• Daniel, a Jewish teen who was matched with Bob to serve as a mentor through the Yad B’Yad (Hand to Hand) volunteer program.

These stories will be told via recorded video presentation, from staff and the three clients.


David Bernstein David Bernstein In addition, Dr. David Bernstein will be honored for his support of the agency and the Jewish community. He served two terms as president of the Gulf Coast board and continues to be actively involved as a board member. He serves on the board of the Jewish Federation of Pinellas and Pasco Counties and co-chairs the Maimonides Society for medical professionals. Additionally, he is on the Menorah Manor board.

The gala begins with an open bar and live music, followed by a dinner and program.

Tickets are $125 for those over 35 and $72 for those 35 and younger. For all, tickets include dinner and open bar and are available online at http://gcjfs.org/celebration/ celebration-2015. The Hilton is at 950 Carillon Drive.

Gulf Coast is dedicated to protecting the vulnerable and helping people achieve fulfilling lives. What began as a traditional Jewish family services agency now serves more than 30,000 individuals in 37 counties throughout Florida. Gulf Coast employs more than 600 individuals and serves a diverse population regardless of faith, age, culture or lifestyle


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