December 2019 Newsletter
Home for the Holidays!

Donald and Jennifer, who recently graduated from our shelter program, joyfully moved into their new home! Volunteers had fun preparing a welcoming space for the couple! To add to the excitement, they were also reunited with their four-legged family members!

Both Donald and Jennifer were able to gain employment while in shelter, and through hard work and determination have created a path of bright new possibilities for their lives!

We wish them many wonderful memories and successes in their new journey!
A special thank you to St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center and PetSmart for taking great care of Donald and Jennifer's dogs while in shelter!
Meet the People of Family Promise Morris County

Name : Rabbi Moshe Rudin

Hometown : West Orange, NJ

Role with FP: Volunteer, supporter, site clergy

What do you like most about working with Family Promise? - Connecting with beautiful, strong souls: from the professional staff to volunteers to our guests, site hosts, congregations - we strive together to nurture love, hope, holiness.

Favorite vacation spot and why: Israel! Holy land, holy people, God's presence, and great food!

How would your friends describe you?   A dreamy idealist who keeps on trying to master practical matters with usually hilarious results!
Keeping our Guests Warm!

Thank you to Gordon Meth and the Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany for donating 25 coats to our drop-in center, Our Promise, to help keep guests warm this winter!

Also, thank you to Tom Parziale for donating warm clothes and children's coats! Our guests will be thrilled to have the extra warm layers to battle the cold.

Family Promise Board Members, Steve Hammond and Karen DeChristopher, were on site to help receive the generous donations. Karen also brought donations of toiletries, snacks, and children's fun kits from Western Pest Services.

We are grateful for your generous support to our neighbors in need!
Provident Bank Supports
Family Promise of Morris County!

Thank you to The Provident Bank Foundation! A $10,000 Major Grant from The Provident Bank Foundation was presented to Joann Bjornson, Executive Director, Rebecca Butz, Director of Outreach Programs, and Ashley Reed, Outreach Programs Coordinator of Family Promise of Morris County by Foundation Executive Director Jane Kurek, along with Lucio Valerio (FVP/Market Manager) and Ida Cuccia (VP/Banking Center Manager) of Provident Bank in support of our outreach programs.
Lucio Valerio, Field Vice President and Market Manager of The Provident Bank Foundation with Family Promise Outreach Programs Coordinator, Ashley Reed, Joann Bjornson, Executive Director and Rebecca Butz, Director of Outreach Programs
Working Out for Those in Need!

Chimney Rock Crossfit in Randolph held a "Giving Thanks" workout class which included donations from every attendee! Donations were collected for Our Promise and included cases of water, blankets, diapers, cold weather clothing and more.

Thank you Chimney Rock Crossfit for sweating it out for our community members experiencing homelessness!
Thank you Boonton High School!

Thanks to the Key Club at Boonton High School many of our guests will enjoy the comfort of a warm blanket this winter!

In addition to providing brand new blankets, the Key Club went above and beyond by making some of the blankets by hand!

Thank you for your hard work and dedication to our guests in crisis!
Thankful for Denville Rotary Club!

Thank you Dan Weiner and the Denville Rotary Club for providing turkey platters to our guests in our Community Support program!

Because of your support, many families had the pleasure of celebrating Thanksgiving with a special meal!

We are incredibly thankful for your support and thoughtfulness!
Many Blessings from the Flockhart Family!

Thank you to the Flockhart family for transforming Our Promise into a Thanksgiving wonderland! They decorated the drop-in center making it a festive atmosphere for all, including goodies and gifts for guests!

Thank you for your kind spirit and the desire to brighten the day of our visitors!
Madison H.S. Troop Ambassadors Bring Cheer to Family Promise!

Family Promise's Day Center is bursting with holiday spirit thanks to Madison High School Troop Ambassadors 668 ! At a time of year that can be challenging for our families in crisis, the merry atmosphere will spread cheer and warmth throughout the season!

Thank you to all the dedicated "elves" for coming out on an icy Sunday to surprise our guests! Your efforts and contributions make a positive impact and help our guests feel special! Thank you also to troop co-leaders Mary Jane Hart and Denice Katz, the Boland family and the DeLaura family!
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to view the full winter wish list!


Essential Needs for Our Guests:

Rain Ponchos
Gloves
Scarves
Hand & foot warmers
Men's & Women's thermal wear (all sizes)
Flashlights & batteries

or call 973.998.0820, ext. 105 for drop-off details.
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