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Family Promise Welcomes Two New Trustees, Elects New Officers

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Family Promise, the leading national nonprofit helping homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence, is proud to announce the addition of two new members to their Board of Directors: Kevin Barrett and Eileen Serra.  Also announced at their January board meeting was the election of a new slate of officers for 2017:  Angela Schroeder, Chair; […]

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American Airlines Supports Family Promise

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Family Promise continues to grow our relationship with American Airlines.  Nationwide, chapters of American’s Professional Women in Aviation (PWA), an employee business resource group for women in the company, are visiting Affiliates and exploring ways they can support our mission. Over the recent holidays, Affiliates in Wake County, NC; Lee County, NC; York County, SC; […]

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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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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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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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Family Promise and HomeAid Partner to House Families

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Family Promise has partnered with HomeAid, a national nonprofit that builds and renovates facilities and housing for those experiencing homelessness.  The relationship will allow Family Promise Affiliates nationwide to be considered for HomeAid building projects in communities where the two organizations share a presence as well as create opportunities to explore expansion in new markets. […]

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Family Promise Week Off and Running

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Family Promise Week kicked off on October 16 in Summit, New Jersey, with Pursue the Promise, an innovative event to raise awareness and funds for the national leader addressing family homelessness. Organized by the Family Promise Club at Summit High School and students from Governor Livingston, Oratory Prep, Westfield High School, and student volunteers for […]

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