November 2018 Newsletter

Each year, your support acts as a lifeline between neighbors and the burdens of housing and food insecurity, poverty, and homelessness that threaten their well-being and that of our shared community.
We’ve expanded our services in response to the growing needs of our Morris County community. More than 1,000 of our neighbors were served in 2017.
Your donation provides an opportunity for individuals and families to move beyond the experience of homelessness by offering shelter, housing, life skills and job training that lead to a path of security and self-reliance.
Thank you for a Wonderful 2018 Annual Dinner!
Guests enjoy the tricky tray!
Rachel shares her family's story of struggle and success.
Victoria shares her family's journey to
Thank you to PBF Energy, naming sponsor of our About Us Video! Here is Laura Walker of PBF creating a Caring Capital house tile.
Rabbi Rudin of host congregation, Temple Adath Shalom, gives blessing over meal.
A moment of silence and community prayer.
Michele Caruso, Community Impact Award winner, our ED Joann Bjornson & Lenny Bersh of Greenberg Traurig, LLP !
Thank you to our naming sponsor, Greenberg Traurig, LLP ! In Photo: Lenny Bersh and team.

Photo credit: Ron Reed Photography
Meet the people of Family Promise
Name : Tom Carr
Role(s) with Family Promise: Volunteer
How Tom got involved with Family Promise:
I started to volunteer with Family Promise of Warren County in 2013 by driving the FP van once or twice week. After driving the van for a few months, I got my congregation, Phillipsburg Alliance Church, to become a host congregation and I became the Coordinator. Our congregation would host families four times a year. I would help other congregations with the overnight shifts. As you might know, volunteering changes lives but also changed my life. Getting to know the individuals changed me. The more I help the more I feel connected to Jesus. In 2018, my wife and I decided to move to Lancaster Count, PA from Warren County. I’m blessed to work from home but do need to travel back to Parsippany at times for work. I believe in the mission of Family Promise and want to continue to help. God placed on my heart to stay involved. I’m able to provide help with overnight shifts within Morris County. I have years of experience with Family Promise and would love to continue to help. If you need help with overnight stays I’m available Mondays thru Thursday nights. Please contact me at 908-763-7896 or
Giving Thanks
Wonderful décor and snacks were provided by Toni, her daughter Shannon, and Shannon’s husband, John on Thanksgiving Day! They came to Our Promise at 12pm laden with treats and decorations to completely transform the drop-in center! We were so touched – the guests loved it all – we are SO grateful! will donate 0.5% of your purchases to Family Promise Morris County NJ. You pay the same prices for merchandise & automatically sends a donation to the charity of your choice!

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A special thank you to Susie Schub, Founder of Caring Capital and her team for helping guests at the Annual Dinner create these beautiful home and heart tiles!
We are in the need of the following basic necessities. If you are able to help, please do! Email  or call 973.998.0820 for drop-off details .

 Special Request Updates:
One of our families is ready to move into their new home with the help of the Making Moves Matter team! Please contact Michele Caruso at if able to help with the following items:
  • pots and pans
  • cookie sheets
  • shower curtain w/ matching bath mat
  • toddler bed
  • single mattress
  • door mat
  • small rug 5x7 neutral color
  • microwave
  • strainer
  • cutting board
  • full sheets
  • toy box
  • clear storage boxes w/ lids (50-80 quarts)
  • 12"-14" baby dolls (all races/nationalities encouraged)
  • throw rugs
  • xxl women’s coat
  • 2x women’s sweater
  • xxl women’s legging
  • boys clothes 2T, 5-6,7-8, 12-14

Ongoing Needs:
* Toilet Paper
* Paper Towels
* Toilet Paper
* Cleaning Supplies
* Ground Coffee
* Sugar
* Powdered Creamer
* Men's & Women's Deodorant
* Space Heaters
* Shampoo and Conditioner
* Soap/Body Wash
* Baby Wipes
* Garbage Bags
* Bottled Water
* Women’s & Men’s Socks
* Women & Men’s Underwear – all sizes but especially L & XL for men
* Basic Clothing for Men & Women – sweatpants, hoodies, t-shirts – all sizes
* Razors & Shaving foam
* First aid items (Vaseline or Aquaphor)
* Foot powder and/or baby powder
* Walmart Gift Cards
* Gas Cards (any gas station)
* Food Store Gift Cards
* Movie Gift Cards
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