Spring is finally here!
May/June 2021
Letter from Kate

First, I’d like to thank everyone who participated in the Hike for Hope for Family Promise. The event was held virtually due to restrictions on the number of people who could gather in the park, yet even a pandemic could not stop our supporters from coming out for families experiencing homelessness.

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We Are Honored! Englewood Community Chest Virtual Gala

We are proud to announce that Family Promise will be honored with the Community Leadership Award at the upcoming Englewood Community Chest Virtual Gala on Wednesday, June 2nd.

A Special Thank You to West Side Presbyterian Church

When Associate Pastor Penny Hogan from West Side Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood contacted Kate to let her know that their Mission Committee had chosen to make Family Promise the focus of their Lenten Mission Campaign, she was understandably delighted.

Resiliency Workshop Series

Family Promise has added a six-part resiliency workshop series, facilitated by Danielle Craig of Empowering U Programs, to its collection of strength building workshops for families. “Part 1 of the series showed such promise. Families were engaged and allowed themselves to be open and vulnerable with one another, which was just such a powerful thing to witness,” stated Cynthia, one of our Family Case Managers.

Family Promise Receives Housing for Everyone Award
Big news! Family Promise of Bergen County recently received a grant for $150,000 as one of 32 recipients of the 15th Annual TD Charitable Foundation Housing for Everyone Award. This grant will help Family Promise provide shelter, rental assistance, and support to working families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Family Promise Voted “Best Nonprofit” in
(201) Magazine’s Best of Bergen Poll
Family Promise of Bergen County was recently named “Best Nonprofit” in (201) Magazine’s Best of Bergen issue, which hit shelves in March. The annual poll, which has been conducted by the publication for the past 15 years, invites readers to vote for their local favorites in a number of categories, including restaurants, shops, services, and more. This is the second time Family Promise has held the title, having also won in 2018. Thank you to all who took the time to cast their vote for us—this is an honor, and we’re so grateful for your support!
Family Promise of Bergen County Camp Lots-of-Fun 2020
End of summer job opportunity: Camp Lots-of-Fun

Family Promise is looking for an Assistant Camp Director and Head Counselor for Camp Lots-of-Fun, our two-week summer camp for children who have experienced homelessness. Camp gives children an opportunity to relax, let their guard down, and just be kids. The dates of camp this year are August 16 - 20 and August 23 - 27. You can find links to the complete job descriptions below:
Thank You to Foundations

We are grateful to BD, State Farm, Columbia Bank and the Lillian Pitkin Schenck Fund for recently providing generous grants to Family Promise to support our programs providing temporary shelter and housing, rental assistance, case management, financial education, and empowerment workshops. Grants such as these ensure that our programs can continue and also adapt to meet the changing needs of low-income families.

22nd Annual Family Promise Golf Outing

Please join us on Monday, June 7 at the beautiful Edgewood Country Club in River Vale for the 22nd Annual Family Promise Golf Outing! Guests will enjoy 18 holes of golf, two premium liquor tastings and refreshments served on course, a Hole in One contest with a brand-new car provided by East Coast Toyota as the prize...

Goal! Virtual Hike for Hope Raises $50,000 for Family Promise

Despite the world gradually returning to a “new normal”, to ensure everyone’s safety we made the decision to go virtual once again for the Hike for Hope. And once again we were blown away by the incredible show of support from our dedicated friends and sponsors!

Wish List

We are currently accepting the following donations: Gift cards by mail or appointment, all other items by appointment only please. Call the office, 201 833-8009. Shoprite and other gift cards can be mailed to our office at 100 Dayton Street, Ridgewood, NJ 07450. Please include your name, address and the value of the gift cards so we may send you an acknowledgement letter for your donation.
Camp Lots-of-Fun is a go! We need:
·       Gift Cards: Amazon, Michaels, Target
·       Sunblock spray and sticks for kids
·       Paper Towels
Other:
·       Baby wipes
·       All purpose cleaner
·       Liquid hand soap
THANK YOU for your support!
Cars Needed

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.