A Night of Giving

November 5, 2019 | Press Releases

It was an evening of celebration and giving at Summit House last Friday night. Guests packed the house for Family Promise’s “Night of Giving” gala, the festive culmination of the organization’s first-ever national Giving Day on Friday, October 25. The event was sponsored by more than a dozen local and …

Compassion Grows out of Tragedy

November 4, 2019 | Voices of Family Promise

Last year, on October 27, 2018, an armed gunman entered the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh, PA, and began firing on worshippers. Eleven people lost their lives that day, and six more were injured. Rabbi Avi Friedman of Congregation Ohr Shalom in Summit, NJ, one of Family Promise Union …

Racing Against Homelessness

Jake Samuels and his mom, Roberta, love to run and always imagined racing side by side one day. It was Family Promise that finally brought their track shoes together when the mother-son duo ran the “Autumn Georgetown 5K and Half” in Washington, D.C., this fall to raise funds and awareness …

Avocado Green Mattress: A New Lease on Life Brings a Good Night’s Sleep

November 1, 2019 | National News

At some point, every parent faces the challenge of getting children to keep their rooms neat. But single mom Katherine doesn’t have that problem her ten-year-old daughter is excited about cleaning her room. That’s because until recently she didn’t have one. Ten years ago, when Katherine encountered financial struggles, she didn’t have any budgeting experience and the family lost their …

Family Promise Celebrates National Make a Dog’s Day!

October 22, 2019 | Uncategorized

For National Make a Dog’s Day, we’re celebrating our partnership with PetSmart Charities: Pets with a Promise Nearly 70 percent of American households own at least one pet, and most pet owners consider these furry, feathered, or scaled critters members of the family. Families testify to the joy pets bring …

Family Promise Week Recognized by NJ Government Officials

October 22, 2019 | National News

Governor Phil Murphy and Senator Cory Booker Recognize Family Promise Week 2019. This week, October 20th through October 27th is Family Promise week! Family Promise is thankful to our New Jersey government officials for recognizing and supporting our efforts to raise awareness in the fight against family homelessness. You can …

#FPGives19: After a water main break left their home condemned, Family Promise stepped in

October 21, 2019 | Success Stories

Water is what drove Sonya and her two children out of their home. When their house was flooded by a city water main break, Sonya immediately reached out to the local authorities for assistance but was frustrated by the lack of response. Unable to stay in their home, the family …

#FPGives19: “Family Promise gave us more than just money for rent”

October 17, 2019 | Success Stories

TJ never anticipated the chain reaction his health issues would trigger. When he was suddenly hospitalized for an extended period, his family was unable to afford rent and their landlord initiated eviction proceedings. Suddenly, the prospect of homelessness became part of their conversation as the family worried about their future. …

#FPGives19: Gaining Friendship and Family at Family Promise

October 14, 2019 | Success Stories

Twenty-two-year-old Cyla seemed to have it all together, but in reality, her life was filled with turmoil. The single mother of three often struggled to make ends meet despite holding a steady job. And she was raising her children in a crime-ridden neighborhood in Michigan – it was the most …

Family Promise to Host First-Ever Giving Day Event

October 11, 2019 | National News

Family Promise aims to raise $1 million in 24 hours during Giving Day Event SUMMIT, NJ, OCTOBER 25 – This October, Family Promise Affiliates across the country will participate in Family Promise’s first Giving Day, a one-day online event to raise awareness of Family Promise and the crisis of family …

Woodforest National Bank Earns Award for Partnership With Family Promise

October 10, 2019 | Press Releases

Woodforest National Bank Wins Two IBAT Best of Community Banking Awards for Community Service and Financial Literacy. Pictured front row: Krystian Reyes, Doug Schaeffer, Julie Mayrant, Daniel Galindo and Brenda Wendt from Woodforest National Bank Pictured back row: Christopher Williston, President and CEO, and Ronnie Miller, Immediate Past Chairman from …

#FPGives19: College-Bound with the Help of Family Promise

October 8, 2019 | Success Stories

Malik seemed like a typical teenage boy. He complained about high school, was sociable and had many friends, and liked to play sports. He excelled at football. But Malik was hiding a big secret: his family had lost their home and alternated between sleeping in their car and staying with …