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Family Promise Receives Grant from Worldwide ERC Foundation for Workforce Mobility
Nonprofit Receives $15,000 Gift to Further Efforts to Prevent and End Family Homelessness Nationwide
SUMMIT, NJ—October 22, 2020—The Worldwide ERC® Foundation for Workforce Mobility has provided a grant to Family Promise as part of the organization’s efforts to prevent and end family homelessness across the United States.
The $15,000 grant will allow Family Promise to continue its response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic crisis, which disproportionately impacts low-income families. The Worldwide ERC® Foundation for Workforce Mobility has donated over $50,000 to Family Promise since 2015.
“On behalf of the Worldwide ERC® Foundation for Workforce Mobility and our mobility community, we are honored to partner with Family Promise and support their initiatives to prevent homelessness. Family Promise aligns with our focus on helping families with housing and our core belief of embracing the charitable power of many hearts to lift up the lives of others. In this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more critical than ever that we find ways to help families with secure housing”, said Anne Bartoloni, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Foundation.
“We are incredibly grateful for the multiyear partnership we have with the Worldwide ERC® Foundation for Workforce Mobility,” said Claas Ehlers, Chief Executive Officer of Family Promise. “As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, housing has only become more important for families. Low-income families across America need stable homes to stay healthy, succeed at virtual learning, and much more. This partnership makes our continued efforts to prevent and end family homelessness possible.”
Family Promise has Affiliates in over 200 communities across the United States that provide prevention, shelter, and stabilization services to families at risk of and experiencing homelessness. Traditionally, Family Promise Affiliates have operated shelters in community spaces and congregations, but the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted them to find creative ways to continue serving families while ensuring safety.
The Worldwide ERC® Foundation for Workforce Mobility was established in 2004 with a mission to energize the global community through charitable giving. Its vision is that all communities touched by global mobility are actively aware of, inspired by, and engaged in our charitable efforts, worldwide. In October of 2020, the Foundation will host a Gala Auction to benefit the Foundation for Workforce Mobility and its charitable partners and initiatives. Click on the following links to learn more: https://www.worldwideerc.org/foundation; https://2020autumngala.givesmart.com
ABOUT FAMILY PROMISE
Family Promise envisions a nation in which every family has a home, a livelihood, and the chance to build a better future. What began as a local initiative in Summit, NJ has become a national movement that involves 200,000 volunteers and has served more than 111,000 family members in 2019. Family Promise will change the future for 1 million children by 2030.
Currently, Family Promise is working in over 200 communities in 43 states to ensure that families experiencing homelessness have a safe place to call home and the resources they need during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information about our emergency response efforts or to make a gift, visit FamilyPromise.org
ABOUT THE Worldwide ERC® Foundation for Workforce Mobility
The Worldwide ERC® Foundation is organized exclusively for charitable purposes, including without limitation for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as tax exempt organizations within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (or the corresponding provisions of any future United States Internal Revenue Law) and, without limitation, for such purposes, distributions to individuals and entities whose mission and/or purposes are consistent with the mission and/or purposes of Worldwide ERC® Foundation, as well as any lawful purpose, as permitted under District of Columbia and/or federal law.
In addition to providing support to Family Promise, the Foundation for Workforce Mobility has awarded more than $109,000 over the last 15 years to high school seniors who have relocated during their high school years. Helping families with housing related issues and supporting youth and education are key pinnacles of the Foundation’s mission. The Foundation for Workforce Mobility celebrates 16 years of service and dedication to the global mobility industry. Learn more: https://www.worldwideerc.org/foundation