July 2021 Newsletter
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  • Night Without a Bed
  • Eagle Scout Project
  • Community serving community
  • New Automotive Support
  • Resources
Night Without a Bed!

Thank you to all who participated in this year's Night Without a Bed! Many Family Promise supporters gave up the comfort of their beds to sleep on a couch, the floor, or in a tent in their backyard to raise awareness about homelessness in Morris County. Through your support $2,966.00 was raised to serve as emergency funds that support client services.
Eagle Scout Completes Final Project at Family Promise

Eagle Scout Jason worked tirelessly sprucing up Family Promise's day center grounds this spring. He and fellow Eagle Scouts raised $1,500 for a "Beautification Project" and they all jumped in to lend a hand. The group spent days repairing and painting a fence, planting new shrubs and trees, and even added a nice touch with a bird feeder.

Thank you Jason and crew for all your hard work! The day center looks beautiful and we now have a sturdy, safe fence!
COMMUNITY SUPPORT
Morris School District Provides Technology!

A huge thank you to the Morris School District for donating 40 Chromebooks for the families and individuals in our programs! They are loving their new technology and you helped fill a tremendous gap!

*Click on the picture to read an article about this wonderful donation in The Patch.
Parsippany Girl Scouts
Get Creative! 

Thank you to Girl Scout Troop #96611 of Parsippany for creating and assembling activity bags for the children in our Shelter Program!

The young guests are having loads of fun with the bags, and they are perfect for staying occupied during free time in the summer!
Macculloch Hall Inspires
Young Artists!

A big thank you to Macculloch Hall Historical Museum for providing fun, detailed art kits for the young ones in our programs this summer! The children are enjoying the fun and parents love seeing their kids' artistic sides!
For Goodness Cakes
Bakes Again!
 
Thank you, For Goodness Cakes, for creating such a beautiful cake for Robin in our Community Support Program! Robin's favorite character is Minnie Mouse, and she was so pleasantly surprised by the cake!
Automotive Garage Lends Support
 
Family Promise of Morris County has recently partnered with Morris Plains Automotive for discounted repairs for individuals and families in our programs. The compassion and understanding from the staff towards those in need help individuals and families continue to succeed and stay within their budgets.

Morris Plains Automotive will also gladly accept donations of cars for the families we serve. Please reach out to them if you would like to donate a vehicle.

Morris Plains Automotive, 1799 State Highway 10 East, Morris Plains
RESOURCES
Unemployment benefits – Do you know anyone who has been furloughed or has had their employment put on hold? To find out if eligible for unemployment benefits, check out NJ.com at Unemployed in NJ who has put together an unemployment survival kit. For Unemployment Insurance go to: My Unemployment NJ.gov
 
211 Assistance Programs - Click on the following programs to learn about each one:

DCAid Assistance Programs - Click here to check out more assistance programs

Eviction Prevention Program - information available here on preventing eviction

Job Opportunities – Check out NJ Jobs, a jobs and hiring site that lists over 65,000 New Jersey job openings.
 
Mortgage Payments – Refer to the Federal Housing Finance Agency for help with mortgage payments. Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan Banks are offering mortgage relief for homeowners.
 
Monthly Bills –  For assistance with paying monthly bills, please refer to ConsumerFinance.gov. The Consumer Protection Financial Bureau lists steps to take to protect yourself financially.
 
Food / Cash / Health Insurance Assistance – For additional assistance with food, financial needs, and health insurance, check out NJ Helps.
 
Text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive text alerts from the NJ Governor’s office . You can also call a Healthcare Professional at 1-800-962-1253.

*Credit to our community partner, Habitat for Humanity, for above information.
Will You Consider Helping with the Following Needed Items for New Homes?

  • new vacuum cleaners
  • new microwave ovens
  • new umbrellas
  • new twin mattresses-in-a-box
  • twin bed-in-a-bag sets with sheets
  • new or gently used printers
  • new or gently used outdoor table & chair sets
  • cleaning supplies
  • paper towels
  • toilet paper
  • new 4-cup coffee makers
  • new 2-slice toasters
  • cutting boards
  • cookie sheets

If interested in providing any of these items, please contact Nora Godown, n.godown@familypromisemorris.org or 973-619-8316.
Essential Needs for Our Guests at Our Promise:

Men's T-shirts sizes L, XL, 2XL & 3XL
Men's Boxers sizes L, XL, 2XL & 3XL
Women's T-shirts all sizes
Baseball Caps
Non-Alcohol Hand Sanitizer or Wipes
Sanitizing Wipes & Other Cleaning Supplies
Laundry Detergent
Bottled Water
Gatorade

Please email Family Promise at info@familypromisemorris.org to arrange
delivery of these key items to our day center.
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Family Promise of Morris County | 973-998-0820 | info@familypromisemorris.org www.familypromisemorris.org