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Affiliate News-Winter 2016

December 21, 2016 | Affiliate News

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 …
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Pull-A-Part Partnership Provides Cars for Families

December 20, 2016 | National News

Cobb County, GA. 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 …
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State of the Union

December 20, 2016 | National News

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 …
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Doing Good Together

December 19, 2016 | National News

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 …
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4th Annual Family Promise Week Celebrated Nationwide

December 19, 2016 | National News

Burbank Mayor Jess Talamantes, Verdugos Board Chair Renee Johnson, and Director Albert Hernandez. 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 …
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Family Promise Again Receives Highest Rating from Charity Navigator

December 13, 2016 | National News

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

December 12, 2016 | Voices of Family Promise

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 …
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Friends in Need

December 12, 2016 | Affiliate News

Back in Florence, safe and sound, after the storm. 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 …
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Our Community Blog: Claas Ehlers, President, “Giving Thanks and Hospitality”

November 23, 2016 | Voices of Family Promise

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 …
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Family Promise Honors Founder Karen Olson at Fall Fling

November 15, 2016 | National News

Candice Stewart-Fife and Karen Olson 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 …
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Our Community Blog: Gabie Vicens, Volunteer, “Spreading Cheer”

November 14, 2016 | Voices of Family Promise

I first found out about Family Promise when I was in Middle School working towards my Girl Scouts Silver Award.  I had an idea of helping homeless children and families, but wasn’t sure exactly how.  When I visited Family Promise, I was put in touch with the Executive Director of …
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Our Community Blog: Stacy Pollard, Regional Director, “Working Together”

November 3, 2016 | Voices of Family Promise

I recently returned to work after maternity leave. My two daughters, 2 years old and 8 weeks old, were in childcare as I turned on my computer and sifted through 700 emails that accrued in my absence. It was a bittersweet feeling—the emotions of leaving them, combined with the excitement …
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