Jewish Family Service Card Day Raises $ 11,000 for Village by the Shore
The JFS Card Party, held August 26 at the Harbor Pines Golf Club, raised over $ 11,000 for Village by the Shore. Over 55 attendees gathered for an afternoon of games, including Canasta and Mahjong, as well as a delicious buffet lunch while honoring the memory of community philanthropist Bonnie.
Thanks to the generous support of sponsors including the Gurwicz Family, PNC, Kiejdan Family, Margaret & Howard Goldberg, Sandy Kahn, JS Goldstein Funeral Home and Monuments, Inc., Fulton Bank, Susan & Robert Mayer and Ellen & Lloyd Eisen, the Card Party has raised essential funds for Village by the Shore, a program that offers a variety of janitorial, volunteer, professional and social services for adults (50+) in our community.
After a one-year hiatus, the participants gathered, taking security measures, to enjoy the Card Party. While this sold-out event typically has 100 attendees, the smallest crowd enjoyed all the perks that the annual event has to offer. With a plethora of door prizes, several guests returned home with fantastic items including a MacKenzie Childs Advent Calendar, Self Care Day with Scissor Wizards Hair Salon and Pinky’s Nail Salon gift cards. , a movie basket filled with movie passes and candy, Lenox Pansy Oval Picture Frame, and the Typhoon Food Scale. The card party also included a silent auction with guests bidding on items including a basket of wine of the month, Bernie Robbins Fine Jewelers gift certificate, dinner in town – Tennessee Avenue Beer Hall, Philly Pretzel Factory, Bungalow Beach Bar, Barrel’s Fine Italian, and Chipotle Restaurant, and Antigua vacations.
Bonnie Gurwicz’s son Mitchell spoke about his mother’s involvement in creating the Card Party and her dedication to the community. Over a decade ago, it was his idea to include the games as an opportunity to add revenue to the existing golf tournament. With the success of Card Party it became a standalone event and this year many of Bonnie’s friends performed to honor their beloved friend.