Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest New Jersey (JVS) held its annual Taste and Toast fundraising gala on June 21 at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange to personally thank those who continuously perform at the highest level to carry out the JVS mission of “Helping People to Help Themselves.” This year, the event raised $350,000 to improve the life-enhancing services that the nonprofit, community-based health and human service organization provides to its diverse clientele.

Among the event honorees was the United Nations Association at Seton Hall University (UNA-SHU), which was presented with a Young Leaders Award. JVS was introduced to UNA-SHU when the campus chapter was seeking a local nonprofit to partner with for its Adopt-A-Future program, which strives to provide refugee children with the education they need to build a better future.

As a result, the chapter donated backpacks filled with school supplies to JVS’ refugee clientele. UNA-SHU has the purpose of engaging collegiate youth with the work that the United Nations does with and for civil society by hosting events and lobbying for further US-UN engagement.

About Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest New Jersey
Founded in 1939, Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest New Jersey is a nonprofit, community-based health and human service organization, delivering a wide array of personalized services on a nonsectarian basis to nearly 10,000 individuals each year. Visit jvsnj.org or call (973) 674-6330 for more information. JVS welcomes volunteer support to help fulfill its mission of helping people help themselves. To get involved, please visit JVS' volunteer page or click here to make a donation.