Mark’s Moving & Storage Donates Services to JF&CS Center for Basic Needs Assistance

December 23 2016

CONTACT Mark Silverman | 508.889.0640 |

Mark’s Moving & Storage will provide free moving and storage services for the Jewish Family & Children’s Services, a Waltham-based non-profit organization helping people of all faiths who are experiencing hardship, such as financial crisis, hunger and domestic abuse.

Mark’s Moving will be donating its services beginning in 2017 to the JF&CS Center for Basic Needs Assistance. The Center for Basic Needs Assistance is an integrated and comprehensive program that addresses issues most commonly facing people with low income. The support of Mark’s Moving will help JF&CS alleviate the costs incurred when helping clients move, thereby making critical funds available to benefit clients in other ways.

The average cost of moving a JF&CS client is $770. Last year alone, the organization helped move 22 clients. These moves included relocations from a homeless shelter to permanent housing, helping a survivor of domestic abuse and her family move to a home away from the abuser, and storing the possessions of someone who was evicted and then moving those items to Section 8 housing. 

“We are thankful for this incredible donation from Mark’s Moving & Storage,” JF&CS CEO Rimma Zelfand said. “Moving and storage costs can be a significant expense. With the help of Mark’s Moving we will be able to serve more clients in more profound ways.” 

Mark’s Moving & Storage first worked with JF&CS when the company helped move the organization’s Brookline office to Brighton. 

“It’s our pleasure to continue supporting this valuable program,” said Mark Silverman, president and CEO of Mark’s Moving & Storage. “JF&CS provides a great service to the community and we’re proud to be a part of that effort.”

About Mark’s Moving & Storage: Mark’s Moving & Storage has been helping people move since 1979. The company operates more than 150,000 square feet of storage space and more than 25 trucks and trailers. With the simple philosophy that customers must be made 100 percent satisfied, Mark’s Moving & Storage provides a wide range of services including local and long-distance moving, long and short-term storage and commercial relocation. Learn more at

About Jewish Family & Children’s Service: For 150 years, Jewish Family & Children’s Service has provided exceptional human service and health care programs, guided by Jewish traditions of social responsibility, compassion, and respect for all members of the community. With an integrated network of more than 40 programs serving communities throughout eastern and central Massachusetts, JF&CS helps people of all faiths and backgrounds meet life’s challenges. JF&CS programs focus on serving particularly vulnerable populations including children and adults with disabilities or mental illness, new mothers and their infants, seniors living with chronic conditions, and people experiencing financial crisis, hunger, or domestic abuse. Visit for more information.