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Affiliate News-Winter 2016

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

On the road again…On December 17, the holidays started early for more than twenty families in the South and Midwest. Pull-A-Part, a family-owned business with auto parts superstores in 12 states that provides affordable used parts for working families, donated reliable used vehicles to deserving families at Affiliates from Knoxville to Mobile to Akron in […]

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State of the Union

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

In October of 1986 a group of families and volunteers shared dinner and spent the night in a church in Summit, NJ. None of them knew it at the time, but they were pioneers. Thirty years later, that same congregation, Christ Church, still hosts families. Volunteers still provide food, fellowship and hope. They are among […]

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Pull-A-Part Partnership Provides Cars for Families

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

On December 17, the holidays started early for more than twenty families being served by Affiliates in the South and Southwest. Thanks to our partnership with Pull-A-Part, a family-owned business with auto parts superstores in 12 states providing affordable used parts for working families, Affiliates from Nashville to Mobile to Corpus Christi were able to […]

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Doing Good Together

Monday, December 19, 2016

In 2016, Family Promise launched several innovative partnerships with nationally renowned nonprofits.  These collaborations allow us to broaden our outreach and provide more comprehensive services to our families, ultimately speeding their journeys to independence.   HomeAid is a national partnership of builders with chapters in twelve states that builds and renovates facilities and housing for […]

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National News · The Latest

4th Annual Family Promise Week Celebrated Nationwide

Monday, December 19, 2016

Every October, we take a week to step back from our full-time focus on helping families out of homelessness to commemorate our successes while raising awareness.  Family Promise Week was celebrated this year from October 16-23, with Affiliates recognizing volunteers, giving tours of their facilities, and hosting fundraisers to engage support for their missions. In […]

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Family Promise Again Receives Highest Rating from Charity Navigator

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

  For the fourth consecutive year, 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 Promise’s work with four out of a possible four stars, indicating the charity’s adherence […]

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Voices of Family Promise

Our Community Blog: Jen Isralowitz, Volunteer and Donor, “A Time for Giving”

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Monday, December 12, 2016

I became involved with Family Promise seven years ago, when a friend invited my daughter and me to join her family at Summit’s Unitarian Church in hosting guest families on Christmas Day. Those few hours in the church basement exposed how little my family understood about homelessness in our local community. My daughter spent time […]

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Affiliate News · The Latest

Friends in Need

Monday, December 12, 2016

Jo Ellen Schneider, Director of Family Promise of Florence (SC), is no stranger to tropical storms.  “Here along the southeastern coast, you get used to gearing up for hurricane season…we tend to be a little cautious.” As it became increasingly obvious that Hurricane Matthew was going to hit her community hard, Schneider called Kathleen Titus, […]

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Voices of Family Promise

Our Community Blog: Claas Ehlers, President, “Giving Thanks and Hospitality”

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

When I travel to visit Affiliates, I am often invited to stay in the home of a board member or director.  Even though I have a hectic schedule and can use the evenings to catch up on work, I eagerly accept those invitations. For one, I am cheap—and they save Family Promise money.  (And, I […]

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National News · The Latest

Family Promise Honors Founder Karen Olson at Fall Fling

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

One person can make a difference.  Family Promise took those words to heart at our annual Fall Fling fundraiser on November 4 at Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit, New Jersey. The event, honoring Family Promise Founder Karen Olson, raised nearly $350,000– our most successful fundraiser to date. The evening’s program centered on the Power […]

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