'Tis the Season
November/December 2021
The Myth of Affordable Housing

There is NO affordable housing in Bergen County. Let me repeat this – there is NO affordable housing in Bergen County.

OK . . . I got your attention. Perhaps the better way to phrase it would be to say there is ALMOST NO affordable housing in Bergen County.
Our Annual (In-Person) Gala Was a Huge Success!

On Thursday, October 14, 2021, Family Promise held its first in-person Annual Gala since 2019. The event took place at Seasons in Washington Township, and we’re happy to report that it was a huge success!

Eileen and Frank McCann Set to Retire after a Lifetime of Shared Service

Camp Fatima was “my first experience of the Kingdom of God on earth,” says Eileen McCann. And, as providence would have it, Frank McCann was there, too. Camp Fatima of New Jersey, an all-volunteer summer program for people with disabilities, was where Eileen and Frank began their life of shared service to others.

Give the Gift of Joy this Holiday Season

The holidays are right around the corner! You can make the most wonderful time of year magical for the families in our programs by supporting the Family Promise Holiday Giving Fund. Our promise is to ensure that working families who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, have a place to call home.

Families Raise their Income with the Help of Family Promise

The reality for many of the families that come to Family Promise is that they simply do not make enough money to cover the rent and other monthly expenses. Therefore, a big component of our program is to help families raise their income.

Support Homeless & At-Risk Families on Giving Tuesday

November 30th is Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to giving back across the globe. This year, please consider making a donation to Family Promise of Bergen County, as families need your help more than ever to stay safely and stably housed. Thank you for your support!

Wish List

Gift cards by mail or appointment, all other items by appointment only please. Call the office, 201 833-8009. Gift cards should be mailed to:

Family Promise of Bergen County, 100 Dayton Street, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Please include your name, address, and the value of the card so we may send you an acknowledgement for your donation.

Most Needed:
Visa and MasterCard gift cards
Grocery cards (Shoprite, Stop & Shop, Aldi)
Gas cards

Cases of bottled water, (16 ounce bottles preferred)
Wrapped/single serving shelf stable desserts

THANK YOU for your support!

Having reliable transportation can be a game-changer for a formerly homeless family. If you have a car that you no longer use and is in good working order, please consider donating it to Family Promise.