Jewish Family Service Los Angeles was recently selected as a Nonprofit of the Year in the 26th District by California Sen. Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica).
JFSLA is one of over 100 other nonprofits that will be honored by state senators and assembly members in districts around the state for contributions to the communities they serve.
“We are deeply grateful to Jewish Family Service L.A. for stepping up to provide even more crucial services to our most vulnerable neighbors during this especially challenging year,” Allen said. “JFSLA embodies the best of Jewish social justice values with their sustained support of the hungry, the aging, victims of domestic violence and those struggling with mental health – saving countless lives while helping people of all faiths and ethnicities.”
JFSLA is a comprehensive network of support services that welcomes individuals and families of all ages and identities to a full spectrum of care. The staff and volunteers work closely with individuals and their loved ones, providing critical services and support.
“The staff and volunteers of Jewish Family Service L.A. make a difference every day in the lives of thousands of Angelenos,” JFSLA President and CEO Eli Veitzer said. “We are deeply humbled to be recognized by Senator Ben Allen as a Nonprofit of the Year.”
For the last five years, legislators from across California have chosen a Nonprofit of the Year in their district. Traditionally, Assemblywoman Monique Limón, chairwoman of the Assembly Select Committee on the Nonprofit Sector, invited legislators and honorees to a celebratory luncheon on California Nonprofits Day in June. This year, the luncheon was canceled due to the pandemic, but legislators have still honored nonprofits doing outstanding work in each district.
“The pandemic and shelter-in-place orders of the last few months have put nonprofits – usually hidden in plain sight – in the spotlight,” said Jan Masaoka, CEO of the California Association of Nonprofits. “California Nonprofit of the Year is an opportunity for our elected officials to celebrate the good work they see nonprofits doing in their districts, and for everyone to appreciate the collective impact of nonprofits in our communities.”
According to a 2019 report commissioned by the California Association of Nonprofits, the nonprofit sector is the fourth largest industry in the state, employing more than 1.2 million people.
For information, visit sd26.senate.ca.gov and jfsla.org.
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