February 2019 Newsletter
Loving your neighbor knows no bounds, whether it be race, gender, age, or economic status.

No matter the situation, everyone deserves to go home at the end of the day.

Our first About Us Video!

Check out our first professional video, About Us , that debuted on Valentine's Day via Facebook. We are so thankful to our video sponsor PBF Energy , Beard & Bowler for taking on this project, and the 1600+ volunteers, 80+ congregations and many donors for supporting their neighbors through some of the most trying times in their lives.

Through kindness, compassion and active engagement, you've impacted thousands of households, providing housing stability and profound hope for generations to come .
Milestones reached:

Post reach: 7,979 Facebook users (+1,449%)
New page likes: 32 (+3,300%)
Total Views on Video:2.8k!!!
Specific budget for this campaign: $0.00
(excluding staff hours)

All because you hit love/like, shared and commented!
Heartfelt Thanks!
Many thanks to Morristown Green Networking and member, Kristin Klics, also one of Family Promise's Board of Trustee members, for their generous donation! The group, which began with just a few members from the Chamber of
Commerce, now has a membership
of over 40 professionals.

Their donation to Family Promise will benefit many of our shelter families
and greatly impact our neighbors
who are at risk!
Thank you to the National Council of Jewish Women for sponsoring Period Project and donating an abundance of feminine hygiene products for the
women in our programs.
Family Promise was able to share the generous donations with other charities
to benefit more women in need.
A warm thank you to the New Jersey Chapter of Pajama Program for
providing new pajamas for children
in our shelter and community support programs. Many little ones
will go to sleep warm and cozy on
these cold nights!
A big thank you to Fingerpaint Marketing, Inc. for creating Blessing Bags for guests at Our Promise!

Guests were treated with new socks, hand sanitizer, snacks, and juice.

What a wonderful display of compassion on Valentine's Day toward our neighbors experiencing homelessness!
A special thank you to one of our youngest donors, Lydia Meerwarth, for creating customized tote bags
as a Valentine's treat for the
children in our shelter program.
Lydia and her family have been
long-time donors of Family Promise and enjoy giving back to the community.

Lydia is an inspiring example
of how empathy and thinking
of others knows no age limit!
Meet the People of
Morris County

Name:   Lydia Meerwarth

Hometown:  New Vernon

Your favorite subject in school:  Music

How your friends describe you:  Energetic, funny, and a good friend

What you like most about volunteering at Family Promise: What we as a family and friends liked most about the project was designing the tote bags, sorting the toys and placing the cards inside for the families. It’s important to think of others!
Looking back at 2018
A Record 40 Moves!
What an exciting year for so many
Family Promise families and individuals moving from a situation of homelessness to that of being housed! As they begin a new chapter in their lives of sustainable, independent living, they are creating a path for a brighter future for themselves and their families.
We warmly and wholeheartedly thank
all of our partners and volunteers
for helping to make such a
positive difference in so many lives!
A successful year for
those served!

Emergency Shelter program:

  • 90% success for families leaving the shelter program and moving into new homes

  • 4,816 nights of shelter for guests

Outreach Programs:

  • 6,103 face-to-face contacts and 378 individuals served at Our Promise Drop-in Center

  • 186 applications and referrals processed and 132 individuals served by Single Stop

  • 543 unduplicated face-to-face contacts and 152 households served by Navigating Hope

Community Support Program:

  • 97% success rate for families and individuals maintaining self-sufficiency

  • 143 individuals served

We continue to support our community members on a path to long-term self-sufficiency, and look forward to their continued future success!
Valentine's Fun at Our Promise
Guests at Our Promise enjoyed Valentine's Day by crafting personal Valentines.
Smiles were abound while guests had fun getting creative and sharing a joyful time.
A big thank you to intern, Leah Rousso for organizing this!
Crafting with the Kiddos!
Many hands were on deck with a visit from OMNI Hotel Corp. to share some crafting
time and games with young guests at the day center. There were enough extra
hands to help organize supplies and tidy up some office space, too. Thank you to all
who came out and created a fun night for our families!
Extra Special Request:

Three families will be moving into their own homes over the next
couple of weeks and the Making Moves Matter team needs extra hands to help make these exciting new beginnings happen.
Moving Day for our Families
is an exciting time for all involved! Please consider being part of such a special and memorable day.

To lend a hand, please contact lead volunteer, Michele Caruso at m.caruso@familypromisemorris.org

Many hands make light work!  
We are in the need of
the following basic necessities.

Any donation is greatly appreciated!

or call 973.998.0820 for drop-off details .

  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Ground Coffee
  • Sugar
  • Powdered Creamer
  • Men's & Women's Deodorant
  • Space Heaters
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Soap/Body Wash
  • Baby Wipes
  • Garbage Bags
  • Bottled Water
  • Women’s & Men’s Socks
  • Women & Men’s Underwear – all sizes, especially L & XL for men
  • Basic Clothing for Men & Women –sweatpants, hoodies, t-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