Nancy

Meet Nancy One of the things Nancy Caputo likes about volunteering with Family Promise Union County, NJ (FPUC), is the ripple effect it has on people’s desire to give back. She recalls the time a volunteer purchased items to fill a school backpack and was surprised to...

Benjamin

Meet Benjamin Benjamin Lefkovits started taking Spanish lessons in third grade. Spanish class soon became his favorite subject in school and instilled in him a passion for the language and culture. He has acted as translator on family vacations to Spain, but over the...

Patricia

Meet Pat Every other month, a group of retired teachers in Union County, NJ, meets for lunch. They may spend time reminiscing about their school days, but lately, the conversation tends to be about homelessness. That’s because Patricia Novy, a former art teacher, is...

Jack

Helping Families Sleep Better Innovative partnerships enable Family Promise to offer unique opportunities to families in its program. For example, collaborating with Hoboken, NJ-based Avocado Green Mattress, many families across the country receive high-quality...

Cristal

Meet Cristal Affordable housing is in short supply across the country, and one Family Promise volunteer group in Hoboken, NJ, is learning firsthand the true value of having a home. The Young Adult Group at Saint Ann Catholic Church is piloting a program they call...

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