Fall edition
September/October 2020

One-Day Cleaning Supply Drive
Tuesday, September 22nd


Letter from the President
Last week, a woman drove up to St. Cecilia's Church in Englewood, and asked me if there were any free meals left. She looked down, and was very nervous. I welcomed her, and directed her through the parking lot where she could get the four meals she needed.

Family Promise joins county food insecurity task force
Family Promise joins county Food Security Task Force

Food insecurity has always been a hidden issue in Bergen County. Now, with so many residents out of work, paying the rent or the mortgage and putting food on the table has been a challenge for more and more families.

Family Promise New Leaf program success
What does success look like for a homeless working family?

For every family who comes through FP, success looks a bit different. What every family demonstrates is the willingness to work hard, set their eyes on their goals, and move forward with the tenacity to make it happen. 

NJ first lady volunteers at Family Promise walk-in dinner
NJ First Lady thanks Family Promise

On July 9, First Lady of New Jersey Tammy Murphy visited our Walk-In Dinner at the Bergen County Health & Human Services Center in Hackensack as part of her "NJ Thanks You" initiative, which aims to support and bring attention to non-profits that have continued to provide essential services throughout COVID-19.

Family Promise virtual gala
Sofa Soirée---innovative virtual gala!

Due to COVID-19, this year's Family Promise Gala will be held virtually, via Zoom video conference - The Sofa Soirée! All the things you love about our traditional Gala - the inspiring program, guest speakers, our fabulous auction and famous Wine Pull - will still be included, plus many more fun and exciting features - even a virtual cocktail party! So please join us and take a seat to help homeless working families on Thursday, October 15 at 7:00 pm. To learn more and purchase tickets click here.

Jane He
Family Promise of Bergen County Camp Lots-of-Fun 2020
Camp Lots-of-Fun, bringing welcome relief for homeless children

"We all needed camp!" So stated Camp Director Ash Reddy when Family Promise staff paid a visit to the beautiful and welcoming facility set up at St. Catharine Church in Glen Rock. Ash told us how happy the campers were to see their old friends and make some new ones, to run around freely and just play outdoors on the fields or in the playground.

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It's a boy!
Baby boy born to Family Promise New Leaf family

On July 31, in the middle of the pandemic, Baby Elijah was born to one of our New Leaf families! Mother and baby are doing well. Elijah joins a big brother, big sister and proud father. WELCOME BABY ELIJAH!
Gratitude and more
Family Promise thanks everyone who has been helping during the pandemic

Family Promise extends heartfelt gratitude for the community support that has been demonstrated these last several months. Your dedication as a volunteer, donor, or sponsor directly impacts homeless working families and those struggling to feed themselves and their children during this very difficult time. 

family promise of bergen county golf outing to support homeless families

Golfers hit the green for homeless working families

This spring, as the COVID-19 pandemic became a reality in Bergen County, we had a difficult decision to make about the Family Promise Golf Outing, which was planned for early June. We reached out to many of our sponsors and golfers to ask if we should cancel or postpone until later in the summer, in the hopes that things would be better by then. The response was overwhelming - they all asked us to postpone the event and pledged their support!

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Wish List

We are thankful to the community for your generosity in donating items on our Wish List. At this time, for the safety of our families, staff and donors, we are NOT accepting any donations except Shoprite and other gift cards, which 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. Don't forget to support our One-Day Cleaning Supply Drive, Tuesday, September 22nd (see above).

Family Promise of Bergen County, a New Jersey Nonprofit Corporation is a GuideStar Exchange Gold Participant.  

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 Family Promise of Bergen County | (201) 833-8009 | www.bergenfamilypromise.org
100 Dayton Street, Ridgewood, NJ 07450