A New Year Brings New Hope
January/February 2022
Family Promise of Bergen County coat drive

Baby It's Cold Outside

Some of our neighbors who receive meals from the Walk-in Dinner are really struggling due to the cold weather. We are asking you to donate new, warm jackets (thigh-length or longer) to distribute during these cold months.  Adult coats only please!
Sizes L, XL, XXL needed for men and L and XL for women. Please call the office at 201-833-8009 to arrange drop off or if you have any questions. Thank you.
Happy New Year!

As many face 2022 with uncertainty and even dread, I am filled with hope. Sure, 2021 did not turn out to be the return from COVID that many of us thought it would be but it also brought new partnerships and opportunities to creatively respond to challenges that existed long before the pandemic emerged.
Family Promise of Bergen County raffle to support homeless families
Super 50/50 Raffle

The New Year is here, and so is our annual Super 50/50 Raffle! Kick-off 2022 with a chance to win up to $25,000, while supporting Family Promise of Bergen County.

Family Promise of Bergen County family success
A Family Successfully Moving On!

In May of 2020, at the height of the pandemic, mom Mara and her young seven year old son entered the Family Promise New Leaf Program. We are thrilled to report that she now plans to move out and move on! 

Thank you to Family Promise of Bergen County summer camp director
Saying Goodbye with Gratitude

Camp Lots-of-Fun is Family Promise’s two-week summer day camp, where the children in our sheltering programs get to play and learn in a safe, fun, and supportive environment. For the last three summers, the camp’s success was due, in large part, to our extraordinarily talented director, Ash Reddy.

Family Promise is looking for a new Director for Camp Lots-of-Fun 2022.

Meet a True Friend to Those in Need

Maybe you’re still recovering from the challenge of feeding a dozen people at Thanksgiving. If so, consider Tommy Mergola, who fed more than 400. That was nothing new. For 26 years, Tommy has coordinated Thanksgiving dinner in Hackensack for Family Promise of Bergen County.

Family Promise of Bergen County Holiday Giving Fund

Holiday Giving Fund

Thank you to everyone who donated gift cards or made a donation to the 2021 Holiday Giving Fund. Your kindness and generosity helped make the holiday season brighter for the families and children that we serve. Thank you!

Wish List

Family Promise is currently accepting donations of the following cleaning supplies:
Paper towels
Mr. Clean
Lysol spray cleaner
Clorox wipes
Clorox clean up
Bathroom cleaner
Toilet cleaner
Cases of bottled water, (16 ounce bottles preferred)
Wrapped/single serving shelf stable desserts
Donations by appointment, Monday through Friday only. Please call the office at 201 833-8009 to schedule.
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.