'Tis the Season

November/December 2018
Giving Tuesday is November 27th!


After all the shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes a breath of fresh air - Giving Tuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. Please consider a donation to Family Promise on this day, which helps us continue our programs providing shelter and support to homeless working families. Thank you for your support!
A letter from the President

At our recent Gala, I said that Family Promise's mission has evolved into far more than simply providing a family with a roof over their heads, because it's not just about housing - it's about poverty. So we are addressing the poverty issue and the many causes that lead to a family becoming homeless.


Bob Ambruster - A Lasting Legacy

We lost a special man and a very dear friend in a tragic pedestrian accident on September 23rd. Bob Armbruster was hit by a truck while crossing the street near his home in Bergenfield...

Help when help is needed

Every family that comes to Family Promise is different. Some families move on more quickly than others. In October, we had such a family.
Shantel and Fernando* and their six children were displaced from their apartment...
 
Camper pays homage to Camp Lots-of-Fun

If you were unable to attend this year's Gala, you missed hearing former camper, Jaden Pina, describe what attending Camp Lots-of-Fun meant to him. 

Update on ALICE

The latest update to the ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) study reports that 38.5% of NJ households struggle to afford basic needs such as housing, health care, transportation, and childcare.  The data, measured from 2012-2016, shows that the bare-minimum Survival Budget increased by as much as 28% per family during that period.

Click here to see the entire report.






A great night at the Gala

Oh, what a night! Thank you to everyone who supported the  Family Promise Gala , which was held on October 10, 2018, at the Indian Trail Club in Franklin Lakes. It was a tremendous success, with a sold-out crowd of volunteers, sponsors, and friends!

We look maaavelous!

Special thanks to volunteers Roberta Knauer, Beth Damis, and Larry Schwartz for their part in creating our new website.  The project took many hours and was enhanced by their involvement. If you haven't had a chance to visit our new website, click here and take a look.

Special Request

One of our families is in desperate need of a car in good working order.  If you have one to donate, please call the office.
Remember to support Family Promise when doing your holiday shopping with AmazonSmile  
 
Please remember that when you make purchases through AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to Family Promise. Multiply that by all of our supporters and we can make sure many more families are home for the holidays.



WAYS YOU CAN HELP

We need new pillows
Dinner sponsors for the workshops (requires $150 donation)

THANK YOU TO OUR HOST CONGREGATIONS

We recognize, with gratitude, the following congregations that hosted Family Promise families from July through October 2018.*
 
Our Lady of Mercy, Park Ridge
Leonia United Methodist, Leonia
St. Paul's Church, Ramsey
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Tenafly
Our Lady of the Visitation, Paramus
St. Peter's, River Edge
St. Joseph's Church, Demarest
Our Lady Mother of the Church, Woodcliff Lake
Ridgewood United Methodist Church
Calvary Lutheran Church, Allendale
First Presbyterian Church, Ramsey
St. Catharine Church, Glen Rock
United Presbyterian of Lyndhurst

*Please visit our website for a complete list of congregations that participate and offer consistent volunteer support to our hosts. 


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



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