By combining the strengths of corporations with our expertise in the nonprofit sector, Family Promise has been able to create corporate partnerships that translate to significant impact on homeless families. This includes not just corporate volunteers and funding, but meaningful engagement around corporate skills—like workforce development and financial literacy—and tangible outcomes—like the Pets with a Promise pet sanctuaries and the New Beginnings curriculum. Our corporate partners understand that their excellence is part of the answer to family homelessness.
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The Pets with a Promise program is a remarkable partnership. Across this country, families with pets are forced to make the difficult decision about whether to seek shelter if it means loss of a beloved family member—their dog or cat. PetSmart Charities recognized that this issue had a very real impact and that they were uniquely positioned to address it.
As a leading community bank, Woodforest sees firsthand the impact of financial literacy on low-income families. Understanding this need, Woodforest partnered with Family Promise to create the New Beginnings financial literacy curriculum, an essential part of Affiliates’ approach to helping families achieve sustainable independence.
Cabot is a unique company—a cooperative of farmers committed to excellence in their product. But our partnership shows that even companies without tremendous resources can have a tangible impact.