'Tis the Season!
November/December 2020
Letter from Kate
 
Family Promise has always been known as the organization that provides a community response to family homelessness.  We utilize that same community response to address hunger.  In fact, without the help of brave volunteers, we could not have stepped forward to meet this growing need.

Nancy's lasting impact - one homeless mom's 18-year journey

The day before the Sofa Soiree, Irene C. called the office and asked to speak with Nancy Woods.  Our Office Administrator, Renee Harper, gently told her that Nancy had passed away in June.  Tearfully, Irene described how Nancy had been an important part of her life. 

Family Promise makes an impact

When we approached Fr. Herman of St. Cecilia's Church in Englewood about using the church parking lot to distribute meals, we told him it was going to last for two weeks.  Secretly, we hoped World Central Kitchen's commitment to us would be extended, but we never thought that when it began on May 11th, it would continue for 23 weeks! 

Giving Tuesday-support homeless families

Giving Tuesday is December 1, 2020. On this global day dedicated to giving back, please consider a donation to Family Promise. Families need your help more than ever to stay stably housed during the pandemic. Thank you for your support!  
Network News Update
Family Promise of Bergen County homeless shelter

After careful consideration, the decision has been made for the Family Promise sheltering network to remain closed through the rest of 2020 and for the foreseeable future. 

Sofa SoirĂ©e Success!

Despite being physically apart, we all came together (via Zoom) for our first ever Virtual Gala-and raised more than $100,000 for Family Promise! The hour-long event was held on October 15th and featured a silent auction, an inspiring, informative program, and more. 

Check out the Food Security Task Force during COVID-19

Are you in need of food to feed your family?  Do you want to donate food to help your neighbors?  Check out the Bergen County Food Security Task Force's Facebook page for the latest information on how Bergen County is addressing hunger during COVID-19 and beyond.
Give the gift of hope for homeless children

Speaking of the holidays, the Family Promise Holiday Giving Fund ensures that every family in our programs will receive gift cards so that parents can purchase holiday gifts of their own choosing for their children.  The Fund also provides shelter, rental assistance, and support to keep families safe and stably housed during this uncertain time.  
Cleaning supply drive cleans up

Thank you to everyone who participated in our cleaning supply drive on September 22.  We collected over one hundred items to share with the families in our New Leaf transitional apartments and Post Shelter program.  The families thank you for your generosity!!

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.

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

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