October 2020 Newsletter
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  • Fulfilling Our Promise
  • Community Connections
  • Community serving community
  • Resources for community members in need
Fulfilling the Promise!

Want to know what's happening these days at
Family Promise of Morris County?
This fall, we will release our “State of Family Promise” video to kick off our Fulfilling the Promise campaign.

In the video, Joann Bjornson, CEO, along with staff and Board members, will provide
updates on the status of programs,
successes, and the great gratitude we have to be able to serve our community.

Previous guests will share their stories and the impact our volunteers and supporters have had on their lives.
Keep an eye out for an emailed invitation!
COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
Madison Rotary Club's End Hunger Event
The Madison Rotary Club held its annual End Hunger event for local non-profit agencies, and provided 2,000 pounds of non-perishable food for all the families in our programs!

We are grateful for our long-standing partnership with the Madison Rotary Club and their strong support of those in need.

Thank you for this extra level of support during an extra challenging time!
COMMUNITY SUPPORT
Women's Financial Workshop

Financial Coach, Aurilis Sanchez of Primerica, held a virtual financial workshop for a group of women in our Community Support Program. In the workshop, the women learned about budgeting, saving, insurance, and basic investment strategies. Aurilis presented the topics in a fun, lively, and understandable way that helped the attendees feel comfortable and engaged.

The women had a great time, learned a lot, and are looking forward to the next workshop! Thank you, Aurilis!

If you are interested in attending a financial workshop, offered in both English and Spanish, or would like to connect with Aurilis directly, she may be reached at aurilis23@gmail.com or 973-714-8698.
NJ 2-1-1

A huge thank you to NJ 2-1-1, New Jersey's hotline for homelessness and crisis, for donating 10 laptops to our families! Up-to-date technology such as a laptop is essential for families whose children are learning remotely.

Our partnerships with Morris County services and the mutual support shown is how we serve those in need together!
Shionogi, Inc.

Thank you so much Shionogi Inc. of Florham Park for providing 20 new iPads for our neighbors in need! The iPads will help tremendously with our families' digital and virtual needs and give them access to additional resources.

Our families are thrilled to be thought of and cared for, and we appreciate this high level of support!
Long Hill Chapel

Thank you Long Hill Chapel for donating a large supply of masks, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and toiletries for our families!

They are thrilled to have these essential items, and we greatly appreciate your generosity and support!
Caring Capital

Thank you Caring Capital for partnering with us and creating customized gifts of gratitude for our incredibly supportive congregation coordinators and volunteers!

Our volunteers love their cloth masks and coordinating journal, bookmark, tea, and Family Promise pen. We love the care that went into making each one of them unique!

Thank you also to the anonymous donor who provided funding for the gift packages!
RESOURCES
Unemployment benefits – Do you know anyone who has been furloughed or has had their employment put on hold? To find out if eligible for unemployment benefits, check out NJ.com at Unemployed in NJ who has put together an unemployment survival kit. For Unemployment Insurance go to: My Unemployment NJ.gov
 
Job Opportunities – Check out NJ Jobs, a jobs and hiring site that lists over 65,000 New Jersey job openings.
 
Mortgage Payments – Refer to the Federal Housing Finance Agency for help with mortgage payments. Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan Banks are offering mortgage relief for homeowners.
 
Monthly Bills –  For assistance with paying monthly bills, please refer to ConsumerFinance.gov. The Consumer Protection Financial Bureau lists steps to take to protect yourself financially.
 
Food / Cash / Health Insurance Assistance – For additional assistance with food, financial needs, and health insurance, check out NJ Helps.
 
Mental Health Services Family Intervention Services can help with mental health assistance where you can connect with a specialist. They offer Spanish-speaking counselors and have free options. You may also call 973-324-7879 to speak with a specialist.
 
Text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive text alerts from the NJ Governor’s office . You can also call a Healthcare Professional at 1-800-962-1253.

*Credit to our community partner, Habitat for Humanity, for above information.
Calling All Microwaves!

We are continuing to move individuals and families into new homes at a steady pace and are in high need of microwave ovens.

If you are able to donate, please email Family Promise at info@familypromisemorris.org or call 973-998-0820 ext. 110.
Would you like to help keep families warm this winter?

We are collecting men's (M to XXL) and women's (M to XL) fleece or thermal tops & bottoms. The extra layer of warmth will go a long way in the colder months!

If you are able to donate, please email Family Promise at info@familypromisemorris.org or call 973-998-0820 ext. 110.

Essential Needs for Our Guests:

Masks
Hand Sanitizer
Toilet Paper
Sanitizing Wipes & Other Cleaning Supplies
Disposable Gloves
Bottled Water
Gatorade

Please email Family Promise at info@familypromisemorris.org to arrange
a no-contact delivery of these key items to our day center.
Click on the map to see Family Promise affiliates across the country!
Donate Your Cancelled Event to Families in Need!

Your special event, birthday, or other celebration can be turned into a fundraiser or donated to the families we serve just by clicking the link below!
Family Promise of Morris County | 973-998-0820 | info@familypromisemorris.org www.familypromisemorris.org