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Family Promise Week: October 18-25

September 23, 2015 | National News

Founded in Summit, NJ, in 1988 Family Promise is national non-profit organization mobilizing communities and existing resources to help homeless families regain their independence. Homeless families now comprise nearly 40% of the homeless population. One out of every 45 American children will experience homelessness this year. Last year, there were …
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Summit Police Collect Food for Family Promise

August 6, 2015 | National News

Sgt. Rick Proctor, Claas Ehlers, Geleen Donovan, Betty Cere, Bill Eckenrode, Nikki Griffiths, Chief Robert Weck and Kathy Fitzgibbons celebrate the food drive’s results. This week, the Summit Police Department donated more than 350 pounds of food and household items to the Family Promise-Union County Program.  Tuesday marked the culmination …
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Walmart Awards $25,000 to Family Promise-Union County Program

July 29, 2015 | National News

Family Promise President Karen Olson and Walmart’s Gene Lydecker. The Walmart Foundation has awarded Family Promise, the Summit-based national nonprofit helping homeless families, a grant of $25,000 for their Union County, New Jersey program.  Family Promise-Union County, a program of the Family Promise national office, works locally with homeless and …
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Family Promise Welcomes New Trustees

July 20, 2015 | National News

Three Summit, New Jersey Leaders Join Board of National Family Homelessness Nonprofit   Stacey Slater Sacks, AJ “Tiger” Cass and Cassandra Hardman. 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 …
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Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness Features PetSmart Promise

July 8, 2015 | National News

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 …
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Franklin School Students Collect Money for Homeless Families

June 22, 2015 | National News

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 …
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Record Numbers Attend Breakfast Fundraiser

May 20, 2015 | National News

“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 …
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2014 National Conference – Schaumburg, Illinois

March 31, 2015 | National News

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 …
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New Beginnings: The Path to Financial Literacy

March 30, 2015 | National News

  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. …
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