November 2021 Newsletter
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  • Homebound Hustle
  • Community Outreach Event
  • Community Support
  • Resources
Successful 1st Annual Homebound Hustle!

Family Promise of Morris County hosted its first annual Homebound Hustle 5K run and 1-mile walk! It was a beautiful morning that welcomed 150 runners and walkers to help raise funds for our mission of ending the crisis of homelessness and housing instability in our county. It was exciting to see friends and familiar faces
and to meet new supporters, too!

A big thank you to all the runners, walkers, volunteers and the following sponsors, who helped make our event such a success:
COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Multi-Cultural Holiday Celebration!
Family Promise of Morris County is hosting a Multi-Cultural Holiday Celebration of fun, food, and friendship at Our Promise Outreach Center! We will celebrate many beautiful cultures around the globe and incorporate various holiday traditions into one big party.

The event will take place on Thursday, December 16th, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. Please feel free to join us, volunteer, or contribute in any way to the party's success! If interested, please contact Rebekah Thorpe, r.thorpe@familypromisemorris.org
or call 973.462.1628
COMMUNITY SUPPORT!
We are Thankful for You!
 
Thank you to all our devoted volunteers and donors that form the backbone of many Family Promise programs! Because of your dedication, hard work and thoughtfulness, together we are able to turn housing insecurity into sustainable permanent homes, provide food when needed, help secure employment, and guide families and individuals to independent stable living.

You are a shining light to those we serve, and your time with our guests are the most positive Family Promise memories for so many families!
We are truly thankful for each one of you!
Beyond the Walls Foundation

Thank you Beyond the Walls Foundation of Mendham Hills Community Church for providing Thanksgiving Day baskets to many of our families, individuals and residents of Promising Solutions! Your generosity and thoughtfulness brought joy and comfort to many during this holiday season!
Sons of the American Legion

A big thank-you to Sons of the American Legion, Denville, for providing prepared Thanksgiving turkey dinners for our families and individuals.

You provided a celebratory meal and a wonderful tradition for those who were not able to cook.
Coldwell Banker, Mendham

A heartfelt thank you to Coldwell Banker of Mendham for providing Thanksgiving dinner baskets for our families in our Community Support Program! They are very grateful to have the opportunity to make a special meal with their loved ones for the holiday that their own budget did not allow.

We appreciate your support and thoughtfulness!
Sierra Trading Post

Thank you to Sierra Trading Post for donating fall and Halloween decor, pillows, and blankets! We love that families and individuals can have fun decorating for the season! What a treat!

Thank you for your continued partnership throughout the seasons and for always thinking of those we serve!
First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna

A big thanks to First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna for donating t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, and children's clothing!

With the colder temps, shelter families and visitors of Our Promise are enjoying the warmer clothing.
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
 
211 Assistance Programs - Click on the following programs to learn about each one:

DCAid Assistance Programs - Click here to check out more assistance programs

Eviction Prevention Program - information available here on preventing eviction

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.
 
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.
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Will You Consider Helping with the Following Needed Items?

  • New full size bed blankets
  • Bath towels in blue, gray or beige
  • Cleaning supplies, including brooms, mops & buckets
  • Toilet paper & paper towels
  • New microwaves
  • 13-gallon garbage cans
  • Plastic garbage bags
  • Hair products for textured hair, such as shampoo, conditioner, wide-tooth combs, shower caps, silk sleep caps, and doo-rags.

If interested in providing any of these items, please contact Nora Godown, n.godown@familypromisemorris.org or 973-619-8316.
Essential Needs for Our Guests at Our Promise:

Men's sweatshirts sizes L, XL, 2XL & 3XL
Men's Boxers sizes L, XL, 2XL & 3XL
Women's T-shirts all sizes
Hand Sanitizer or Wipes
Sanitizing Wipes & Other Cleaning Supplies
Laundry Detergent
Bottled Water
Gatorade

Please email Family Promise at info@familypromisemorris.org to arrange
delivery of these key items to our day center.
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affiliates across the country!
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