June 2019 Newsletter
It's TBT for Shelter Graduates Anaija & Jasmine!
Looking back: Anaija and Jasmine entered Family Promise's shelter program years ago as two young girls, ages 8 and 9, unsure of where life's path was taking them. According to their mom, because they had been through much hardship and upheaval, they were both very shy and quiet.
While in Family Promise's shelter program and with the help and kindness of many volunteers, Anaija and Jasmine slowly came out of their shells and became comfortable in their new environment and with their new journey toward independence.
Currently: Fast forward seven years and both girls are thriving at home in a stable, loving family environment that has afforded them opportunities to grow on both the inside and the outside. Anaija has a love and talent for singing, and Jasmine is a passionate and creative artist.

Congratulations to both girls on their success, strength and perseverance!
Fun, Friendship & Support from Madison Girl Scout Troop 6168!
Thank you to all the Girl Scouts in Troop 6168 for hosting a home-warming party, including fun games and activities, for Family Promise families. Your hard work, dedication and thoughtfulness brought joy to so many families! Thank you for your selflessness and your desire to connect with our neighbors in need!
A special thank you to St. Vincent the Martyr Church of Madison for generously hosting the party!
Thank you Goldman Sachs!

Many hard-working Goldman Sachs employees came out to Family Promise's Day Center to clean, organize donations, and add some beautiful touches to our gardens and yard. Even some outdoor furniture got a fresh coat of paint! Thank you all for your hard work and fun camaraderie! Your efforts help show respect to our shelter guests as they enjoy the outdoor areas and clean indoor environment!
Rotary Club of Lake Hopatcong Offers Support to Family Promise!

Thank you to the folks in the Rotary Club of Lake Hopatcong for their continued support of our programs and services! Because of help from donors like you, Family Promise is able to keep offering a path to
housing for individuals and families in dire situations
of homelessness. We are excited to continue a partnership with you!
Family Promise Friendraiser!

Thank you to all who came out to our Friendraiser event this month! It was great to share with you the latest on Family Promise's exciting new programs and upcoming community projects.

We had the honor of hearing the success stories of Rachel and Aloha, two graduates from our shelter program. Rachel now works full time and is hoping to return to college to attain her degree when financially able. Aloha has a Social Work degree and works with disabled veterans, is a motivational speaker, and is a homeowner! With the support from donors and volunteers, these amazing women were able to achieve their goals!
* If you would like to contribute to Rachel's college fund, please call Family Promise at 973.998.0820.
Red Nose Day at Woodmont Elementary School!
Thank you Woodmont Elementary School, Montville, for donating proceeds from your Red Nose Day to Family Promise! Red Nose Day is a campaign with a mission to end child poverty through the power of entertainment and laughter. Students at Woodmont Elementary performed and entertained to help children and families experiencing homelessness in Morris County and we are sincerely grateful!
Meet the People of Family Promise Morris County
Name:   Jeanne Craft

Role with Family Promise: Donor. Ten years ago I donated a car to a guest of Family Promise, and I have been donating items to help individuals and families experiencing homelessness ever since.

Home town: Basking Ridge, NJ

How would your friends describe you: T houghtful, generous, hard-working

What you like most about helping Family Promise: It’s all about helping families and individuals during a time of great stress. I like helping people in crisis strive for a better future.
Special Donation Requests!
You can help keep newly housed families cool this summer by donating new
or used (and in working condition) air conditioner units and fans . If you are able to help with these items, please call 973.998.0820.
The following items are needed for our newly housed families:

vacuum cleaners
coffee makers
full and queen size sheets

Please call 973-998-0820 to donate!
Essential Warm Weather Needs
for Our Guests:

Adult/Child sunscreen
Swim Diapers
Rain Ponchos
Men's & Women's t-shirts (all sizes)
Men's & Women's underwear (all sizes)
Gatorade/Juice boxes
Bottled Water
Lip Balm
or call 973.998.0820 for drop-off details.
Click on the left
to view the full wish list!
Click on the map to see Family Promise affiliates across the country!
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