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Family Promise Welcomes New Trustees

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Three Summit, New Jersey Leaders Join Board of National Family Homelessness Nonprofit   Summit, NJ, July 20, 2015–Family Promise, a national nonprofit headquartered in Summit that helps homeless families, is pleased to announce the addition of three dynamic residents to its Board of Directors: AJ “Tiger” Cass, Cassandra A. Hardman and Stacey Slater Sacks. AJ […]

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Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness Features PetSmart Promise

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

PetSmart Promise, our partnership with PetSmart to offer homeless families options to keep their pets while they work towards financial independence, continues to garner national recognition.  The Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness featured the initiative in a recent issue of UNCENSORED, their organizational publication.     “…organizations across the country are stepping up to help […]

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Franklin School Students Collect Money for Homeless Families

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Karen Olson, President of Family Promise, spoke recently with 5th graders at Franklin School in Summit about the plight of homeless children in their community and across the country. She presented the Houses for Change® initiative, an arts-and-crafts project that raises awareness and funds to help homeless families. The students participated in the discussion, considering issues […]

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Record Numbers Attend Breakfast Fundraiser

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

“We prayed to God for a place to stay, And Family Promise came our way. We are the face of Family Promise.” This short poem was shared by Sikrett and Shahiyda, two former guest children in our Union County program, at our 7th Annual “Our Promise to Children” Breakfast at Canoe Brook Country Club in […]

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Family Promise Launches New Web Site

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

National Family Homelessness Nonprofit Unveils Innovative Design to Enhance User Experience Summit, NJ (PRWEB) April 30, 2015–Family Promise, the leading volunteer-driven, national nonprofit helping homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence, launched their new website Tuesday, April 28. The site, www.familypromise.org, is a dynamic, WordPress-based, responsive design, communicating the Summit, New Jersey-based organization’s mission and […]

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2014 National Conference – Schaumburg, Illinois

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Family Promise representatives from across the country—Directors, staff, board members and volunteers—gathered in Chicago October 24-26 for our 13th National Conference, Transforming Lives. More than 325 people convened at the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg for a full weekend of workshops, speeches, exhibitions and entertainment as we took a few days to connect with friends—old and new—and […]

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New Beginnings: The Path to Financial Literacy

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Monday, March 30, 2015

  Family Promise and Woodforest National Bank Partner on Unique Curriculum for Low-Income Families.   Summit, New Jersey (PRWEB) November 20, 2014 — Family Promise and Woodforest National Bank announced the launch of “New Beginnings: A Program for Family Financial Fitness” at the Family Promise National Conference in Schaumburg, Illinois. “New Beginnings” is a financial literacy […]

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Family Promise Again Receives Highest Rating from Charity Navigator

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

National Nonprofit’s Work to Help Homeless Families Validated by Top Charity Evaluator   Summit, NJ (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 — Family Promise, the Summit-based, national nonprofit helping homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence, has been awarded a coveted 4-star rating  for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. Charity Navigator has recognized Family […]

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