APRIL 2022 Newsletter
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  • Tricky Tray
  • Cathy Moves Home
  • Laurie Receives a Bike
  • Community Support
  • Resources
  • Helping Hands
FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2022
Hosted by the Ladies Philoptochos Society of Saint Andrew Church
1447 Sussex Turnpike, Randolph, NJ 973-584-0388
$10.00 entrance fee includes
Complimentary coffee, dessert, snack and 25 regular prize tickets
Regular Prizes $50.00+
Large Prizes $100.00+
Super Prizes $200.00+
·      Tickets will be sold at the door
·      COVID protocol will be followed
·      No consumption of alcoholic beverages is permitted
The Tricky Tray is our main fundraiser and a portion of the proceeds will go to
the following charities: Deirdre’s House, Family Promise and
Cooley’s Anemia/Thalassemia
If you have any questions, please contact TrickyTray2022@gmail.com
Welcome Home Cathy! 

Congratulations to Cathy for graduating the Motel Shelter Program! Springtime is full of new beginnings, and Cathy is beginning to live an independent life in her new home. Cathy struggled with housing instability and homelessness since 2017. She attempted to receive assistance during that time but was unsuccessful. After entering our Motel Shelter Program in June 2021, Cathy was approved for an emergency housing voucher and identified an apartment complex where she had always hoped to live. When a unit became available, Family Promise was able to secure the apartment for her! Cathy was speechless when she entered her new apartment.
In Cathy's words, “I became homeless after losing my home to foreclosure along with getting a divorce and losing my dad within three months of each other in 2017. As you can imagine these past five years have been extremely hard on me. You have no idea how much I appreciate everyone's kindness in this program, plus how you all work, along with the volunteers, so hard and really try your best to come through with help. I have never experienced this from any other organization from the past and always got so discouraged and even more depressed. I actually feel that I matter. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart”.
Promising Solutions Resident Receives Bike

Laurie, a resident of the Promising Solutions women's campus, recently became employed at a nearby YMCA. She loves her job so much that each day she walks to and from a train station to get to the town where she works. Laurie never complains about walking, but since she has always enjoyed bike riding, that was her desired method of transportation.

She was taken aback when surprised with a new bike donated by a long-time supporter of Family Promise. After receiving the bike, Laurie took it for a test ride around the Family Promise parking lot and was thrilled to be on a bike again. She looks forward to many fun bike rides beginning this spring, and riding to the train station will certainly cut her commute time down greatly.

Thank you to our wonderful, generous donor for such a special gift!
Several other women residing at Promising Solutions are also hoping for a bike to take rides together in the beautiful weather. If you are interested in donating a used or new bike, please contact Nora Godown at n.godown@familypromisemorris.org. Thank you!

In true community support spirit, we give a big thanks to The Growing Stage Theater, Netcong, for featuring Family Promise in their Sharing the Spotlight program during the month-long running of the play, Pinkalicious. A portion of the ticket sales were donated to Family Promise, along with highlighting our mission to end homelessness in Morris County.

Also a big thank-you to our volunteers who participated in the program and made it possible to receive the generous donation!
Spring Baskets!

Thank you to all of our hard-working, thoughtful donors for providing spring baskets for children in all of our programs!
Crum & Forster Insurance Company, Morristown
Madison High School Interact Club
I Am Hope, Denville
Girl Scout Troop 40021

"My boys were so happy and excited to see their baskets in the morning. They enjoyed all the fun stuff all day! Thank you very much to the donors." - Lisa

"Thank you very much for donating Spring Baskets to my children. They are a beautiful and generous gift; I am very grateful." - Janice
PSE&G North Jersey Gas Construction, Clifton

A huge thank you to the staff from PSE&G North Jersey Gas Construction for holding a donation drive and providing nonperishable food for our families and individuals. The food was greatly appreciated and there were plenty of smiles from the recipients!
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School, Boonton

Thank you to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School for creating blessing bags for visitors of Our Promise outreach center. Individuals will be touched by the thoughtful sentiment on the cards included with the bags!
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.
Do you have experience with Koi ponds? The Family Promise day center Koi pond is in need of some TLC and we would love to have your expertise! If interested in helping out in this area, please contact Laurice Carbonell at l.carbonell@familypromisemorris.org.
It's that time of year when we need to prepare for the oncoming heat! We are in need of new air conditioner units for families to keep cool this summer. A new window A/C unit provides much relief for an entire family and helps to prevent heat-related ailments. If you would like to donate a unit or funds for one, please contact Nora Godown at n.godown@familypromisemorris.org.

Will You Consider Helping with the Following Needed Items?

  • Diapers - all sizes
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Tissues
  • Glass cleaner
  • Comet, Ajax or Soft Scrub
  • Multipurpose cleaner
  • Toilet cleaner
  • Dish soap
  • Laundry soap
  • Sponges
  • Rubber gloves

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

Men's sweatshirts sizes L, 2XL & 3XL
Men's Boxers sizes L, XL, 2XL & 3XL
Women's Underwear sizes 6, 7, 8, XL
Women's T-shirts all sizes
Hand Sanitizer or Wipes
Sanitizing Wipes & Other Cleaning Supplies
Laundry Detergent
Wash Cloths
Pocket Tissues

Please email Family Promise at info@familypromisemorris.org to donate
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affiliates across the country!
Family Promise of Morris County | 973-998-0820 | info@familypromisemorris.org www.familypromisemorris.org