May 2019 Newsletter
"Motherhood: All love begins and ends there."
- Robert Browning
Happy Mother's Day!

We wholeheartedly thank all the supportive moms who have given their time,
energy, concern, thoughtfulness and love to fellow moms and families
struggling with homelessness! With your compassion and selflessness, you
have impacted and inspired many of our shelter and community support moms to grab hold the path of recovery and experience the joyfulness of independent living!

After surviving a situation of homelessness, Jessalee and her family have graduated from our shelter program and have moved into their own home!

Gaining stability, personal space and security in a positive environment allows Jessalee and her family to thrive and journey together on a path of independence!
Jessalee Goes Home!

We deeply thank donors like you who, through your support, continue to offer encouragement, hope and opportunity to families in despair!

Your generosity allows children like Jessalee to enjoy warm and cozy nights in their own beds and to create joyful new memories in a special place they call home!
A special thank you to Bohler Engineering Company for donating a new bed to Jessalee's mom!
With Warm Appreciation!

A tremendous thank you to Atlantic Stewardship Bank for making a donation to Family Promise! With your support, we are able to continue offering many services to individuals and families in situations of homelessness. Your generous aid will impact many and we are truly thankful!
You're Invited!

Come out to Family Promise's Friendraiser and learn about our programs and how we strive to end the crisis of homelessness in Morris County. Bring a friend along and enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres while hearing about ways to help families get on a new path to self-sufficient living!

When? June 11
Where? Family Promise Day Center
Time? 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Please RSVP to info@familypromis
or 973.998.0820

Feel free to call for more information!
Hard at Work!

Thank you to the many groups that dedicated their time and energy this month to
giving our day center some attention and for beautifying the outdoor areas. Your hard work conveys to the families in shelter that they are respected, cared about and
are significant! With your support, we are able to offer clients a stress-free reprieve while recovering from homelessness!
Ogilvy Gets Busy!

Thank you to Ogilvy Health Advertising Group for giving the fence at our day center a facelift! They scraped and painted for hours and made it look fun and easy!
Novartis Hits the Ground Running!

Many thanks to Novartis for spring cleaning the day center grounds for their Community Partnership Day! The yards were given some TLC and have never looked better!
Getting Organized with Wiss!

A big thank you to Wiss and Company for organizing donations for the families
in our programs and for painting some areas outside!
It was a beautiful day and we are grateful for everyone's hard work!
A New Look from Liquid Church!

Thank you, Liquid Church , for beautifying our day center and giving it some colorful curb appeal!
We appreciate all the care you gave our grounds and they look spectacular!
Madison High School Shows Teamwork !

A huge thank you to the group of Madison High School students who came out and tackled the job of spreading mulch to the garden areas and enhancing our day center even more!
Meet the People of Family Promise Morris County
Name:   Iara Vellaro

Role with Family Promise: Volunteer. Also, I started, along with seven other people in my group, a Family Promise Branch of the service club in our school.

Home town: Denville, NJ

Favorite subject in school: My favorite subject in school right now is Service-Learning. Service-Learning is an approach to teaching and learning in which students use academic knowledge and skills to address genuine community needs. I was able to create the Family Promise Branch through this class.

How would your friends describe you:   Natural leader, hard-working, and passionate

What you like most about helping Family Promise: I like planning the events through my Family Promise branch. Although we had only a few events this year, including a Wall of Wishes and a Jeans Friday, we are prepared to do more next year.

College Plans: I will be attending Montclair State University in September to study psychology.
Special Donation Requests!
You can help keep newly housed families cool this summer by donating new
or used (and in working condition) air conditioner units and fans . If you are able to help with these items, please call 973.998.0820.
Would you like to help families keep their new homes clean? A few families that were recently housed are in need of vacuum cleaners. If you would like to help by donating any type of vacuum, please call 973.998.0820.
Essential Warm Weather Needs
for Our Guests:

Adult/Child sunscreen
Swim Diapers
Rain Ponchos
Men's & Women's t-shirts (all sizes)
Men's & Women's underwear (all sizes)
Gatorade/Juice boxes
Bottled Water
Lip Balm
or call 973.998.0820 for drop-off details.
Click on the left
to view the full wish list!
Click on the map to see Family Promise affiliates across the country!
Family Promise of Morris County | 973-998-0820 |