April 2018
Spring is here!


Every season matters for guiding our neighbors home.

Please consider supporting programing to help those experiencing homelessness as well as those who are newly housed.



Novartis Day of Caring
novartis cares 2018
Novartis is a longtime supporter dedicated to serving their community members experiencing homelessness. We are happy to partner with this business and thankful for their participation in spreading the word of our work and joining in the fight to end homelessness. Seen above: We had a great time at the Novartis Campus, working with Caring Capital for their team building program. Children in our programs will be thrilled with the beautiful tables and chairs that are just their size! Simultaneously, at our Day Center, employees of Novartis helped to beautify our gardens and get the grounds ready for all to enjoy the warm weather!
With Gratitude, Family Promise of Morris County Welcomes New Host and Support Congregations!
Family Promise of Morris County welcomes the following new Host and Support Sites to our network of support for families experiencing homelessness.

In your actions, you share a love and community that makes a deep impact on the lives of all who meet you.

HOST CONGREGATIONS:
Hilltop Presbyterian Church, Mendham, NJ 07945
Temple Adath Shalom, Morris Plains, NJ 07950

SUPPORT CONGREGATION:
Brookside Community Church, Brookside, NJ 07926
Hilltop Presbyterian Church
Temple Adath Shalom
Brookesdie church
Brookside Community Church

Chamber Music for Charity Update

Thank you to all who joined us on April 6th for this special evening of Chamber Music for Charity! It was great to see so many familar faces - Coordinators and volunteers from many of our Support and Host congregations!
With your support we received over $1,500 in donations! A special thank you to Chamber Music of Charity and Stardust Music Society. For more info on concerts and educational programming, please visit:
Meet the People of Family Promise
Name: Beverly Alston

Role(s) with Family Promise: Office Volunteer, Calvary Baptist Church Support Site Volunteer

Hometown:
Born and raised in Linden, NJ.
Currently resides in Dover, NJ

How would your friends describe you:
Helpful, considerate, selfless

What do you like most about working with Family Promise:
I like knowing that what I’m doing in some small way helps with the mission of moving families from homelessness to wholeness. I also get to witness firsthand the caring and dedication of the social workers and office staff when helping to get guests' long-term/short-term needs met.
Beverly
Reminder: The Congregation Volunteer Training
 
Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Location: Family Promise Day Center
  
Click here to RSVP. For directions, click here .
 
There will be snacks and
we look forward to seeing you! :)
 
Dominique & Nick
Amazon.com will donate 0.5% of your purchases to Family Promise Morris County NJ. You pay the same prices for merchandise & Amazon.com automatically sends a donation to the charity of your choice!

Here's how: 
1. STARTING NOW,  shop by going to  smile.amazon.com   
2. FIRST TIME ONLY  - You'll be asked to designate a charitable organization - PLEASE search for Family Promise of Morris County & SELECT US! 
3. Enjoy the same Amazon  shopping experience while helping to support our families! 
spring wishlist
We are in the need of the following basic necessities. If you are able to help, please do! Email  info@familypromisemorris.org  or call 973.998.0820 for drop off details .

 Special Request Updates:
  • Vacuum cleaners for newly housed families
  • AM/FM Radio
  • Umbrellas
  • Air Conditioners & Fans
  • Clear storage totes/containers
  • Shop-Rite gift cards

The fulfillment of these special requests helps guests more than we can say. An extra thank you to the anonymous donor who provided the men's bicycle!

Ongoing Needs:
* Shampoo and Conditioner
* Soap/Body Wash
* Baby Wipes
* Tissues
* Paper Towels
* Toilet Paper
* Cleaning supplies
* Men's & Women's Thermals
* Women’s & Men’s socks
* Women & Men’s underwear – all sizes but especially L & XL for men
* Basic Clothing for Men & Women – sweatpants, hoodies, tee-shirts – all sizes
* Razors & Shaving foam
*First aid items (Vaseline or Aquaphor)
* Foot powder and/or baby powder
* Walmart Gift Cards
* Gas Cards (any gas station)
* Food Store Gift Cards
* Movie Gift Cards
Family Promise of Morris County | 973-998-0820 | info@familypromisemorris.org | www.familypromisemorris.org