Make an Impact

You can help JFS bring compassion, respect, and dignity to our neighbors in a variety of ways. Make an online donation. Volunteer with us. Use AmazonSmile or iGive.  Leverage your portfolio to benefit your neighbors. Get rid of that old car! Amplify our message on Twitter. Keep in touch through our newsletter. Stay informed with our Facebook page. Follow our Instagram for updates and occasional dog pictures! Thought of another way to help? Email us!


Scroll down to our donation form. Through this form, you can choose to support a particular fund. You can also honor or memorialize a loved one with your gift. After filling out the donation form, click the blue “Click to Continue” button. A PayPal pop-up window will collect your credit or debit card information. If you don’t have a PayPal account, there is a gray “Pay with Credit or Debit Card” button at the bottom of the pop-up window. After submitting your gift, you will receive a confirmation email to the address you provided us. If you don’t receive a confirmation email, please get in touch with JFS via or (504) 831-8475.

Other Ways to Give

  • Mail a check and contact information to 3300 W. Esplanade Ave. S., Suite 603 Metairie, LA 70002
  • Call JFS at (504) 831-8475 to donate over the phone

Israel Bonds

Updating your portfolio? Consider donating shares of stock or an Israel Bond to benefit JFS. Call (504) 831- 8475 for more information.


Jewish Family Service is now a partner of the AmazonSmile program. By registering your account and making your Amazon purchases through this site, Amazon will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to Jewish Family Service. There are no additional fees to participate and you can make a big difference for JFS. Please click here to register your account. is a free service for shoppers and the causes they support. The website works in a variety of ways:

  1. Join – It’s free, safe, quick and easy to join. Once you do, you can add charities to which you would like to donate, watch your donation total increase with each purchase or search, and even receive special savings in return!
  2. Shop through’s online mall, and JFS will receive up to 26% of your purchase, at no extra cost to you! The iGive Mall features over 700 trusted online retailers such as: Lands’ End, Staples, NORDSTROM, JCPenney, eBay,, Barnes & Noble, QVC, & PETsMART.
  3. Raise a Penny Search –’s newest service,, is a Yahoo-powered search engine where each qualified search earns a penny or more for your cause. It costs you nothing!

Vehicle Donation

Jewish Family Service accepts charitable donations of vehicles through CARS (Charitable Adult Rides & Services), with sales proceeds dedicated to support a variety of JFS programs.

CARS will help you handle all of the details of your automobile (or other motor vehicle) donation. You will receive a tax credit, and avoid the hassle of advertising or haggling with a car salesman. Click here for more information.


JFS offers volunteer opportunities through four of our programs. The gift of your time makes a material impact on the lives of our clients. Join us today!

Bikur Chaverim

Our “visiting friends” program enriches the lives of participants and volunteers. Make a home visit or phone call to a homebound or partially homebound person and help them feel valued and appreciated. Make a friend for life. For more information about the program, click here.

Contact the Program Coordinator, Fran Dinehart, to volunteer, (504) 831-8475 x134 or

Teen Life Counts

Are you interested in teaching an established suicide prevention and awareness program to students in the Greater New Orleans area? Become a Volunteer Educator! Since 1984, TLC has provided life-saving information to thousands of students and adults in hundreds of local schools. Click here for more information about the program.

Contact the Program Coordinator to volunteer, or (504) 831-8475 x124.

Senior Services

Volunteers are always needed for our Lifeline program. Volunteers call subscribers once a month as a reminder to test the equipment. These calls provide a personal touch, establishing a bridge of communication between JFS and our subscribers.

Contact Kim Nonenmacher to volunteer, (504) 831-8475 x128 or

Passover Food Basket Distribution Program

For over 35 years, JFS has ensured that everyone in our community is able to celebrate Passover through the Bruce Levy Memorial JFS Passover Food Basket Program. Your help is needed to assemble or distribute baskets filled with the food and ritual items necessary to celebrate Passover. Learn more about the program here.

Contact the Program Coordinator, Jan Miller, to volunteer, (504)-831-8475 or