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Akiva Academy, Jewish Family Services collect pajamas for children in foster care

More than 162 new pajama sets were donated.
Akiva and Jewish Family Services
From left are Jennifer Kollar of Mahoning County Children Services; Denitra Hammer, Colin Cramer and Mayaan Sigler of Akiva Academy; and Ken Bielecki, director of Jewish Family Services. (Contributed photo)

YOUNGSTOWN — Akiva Academy and Jewish Family Services partnered to collect new pajamas for children in foster care in Mahoning County. More than 162 new pajama sets were donated.

“This partnership between Akiva Academy and Jewish Family Services is one of many ways we strive, as an organization, to help our community in need, including children within our Valley,” Ken Bielecki, JFS director, said.

Akiva Academy offers K-8 students an academic experience based on collaborative, project-based and technology-driven learning methods to maximize students' potential. Housed within the Jewish Community Center, Akiva Academy is open to students of all faiths. Students have access to all of the JCC’s programs and facilities.

Jewish Family Services provides programs and services to help meet the social service needs of the community, including guardianships, counseling, group housing and home-delivered meals. JFS is an agency of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation.