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Heartfelt Thanks From A Little Girl

It’s always nice to be thanked but a hand-written note from a 10 year old child makes you feel really good. And that is what came in the mail not long after Cindy and her family moved out of the Network and into a transitional apartment. This precious card written […]

A Note From Kate

As the summer draws to an end and the children head back to school, they take with them happy memories and new friendships they made at Camp Lots-of-Fun. For the last half of August, twenty nine homeless children had the opportunity to experience new activities, ideas and relationships. And what […]

Mark Your Calendars for our Annual Gala!

This year marks the 30th Anniversary of Family Promise of Bergen County and the theme of our Gala is Promises Kept…Promises for Tomorrow. The Gala will be held on Wednesday, October 19th at the Stony Hill Inn in Hackensack at 6:00 pm, featuring Cocktails, Silent Auction, Dinner and Program. Tickets are $150 […]

The Gift of Independence – Donate Your Car, or a Computer

Those of us who drive around Bergen County take for granted the convenience of owning a car. For many of the families in our sheltering programs navigating Bergen County by bus is an expensive, time consuming, daily endeavor. You can help by donating your used car to family Promise. You […]

Calling All Interested High School Students: Youth Council Wants You!

On September 27th our Youth Council for the Homeless will hold its first annual meeting and kick off another year of volunteer, fundraising and educational opportunities for high school students in Bergen County. After 20 years, of graciously serving as the Youth Council’s advisor, Cindy Blinn is stepping down. Both […]

Camp Lots-of-Fun Success Your Generous Gifts Create a Sensational Summer!

This August, 29 children ages 5-12 enjoyed more than two weeks of fun, adventure and unforgettable experiences at Family Promise’s Camp Lots-of-Fun, which is a day camp for children who are currently homeless or who have recently experienced homelessness.

Thanks in part to a generous grant from Oritani Savings Bank, children […]

We Hiked and Biked for Family Promise!

The 23rd Annual Family Promise Hike or Bike was held on Sunday, May 1st at Van Neste Square in Ridgewood. Despite a rainy, chilly day, more than 150 hikers, bikers, sponsors and volunteers came out to support Family Promise of Bergen County! Together, we raised funds for Family Promise’s programs […]

Gloria’s Letter

Everyone at Family Promise is invested in each family’s success. Volunteers work tirelessly to provide needed support in a home-like environment for the families in the Network Program. Read the letter below to hear how your kindness changed one family’s life forever…

Dear Family Promise Staff, Coordinators, Volunteers and Friends,

Words cannot […]

West Side Story

West Side Story – one morning Reverend Marc Oehler woke up with the idea that it was time – ten years to be exact – for the congregation to give back to the community. Pastor Marc indicated that it had been ten years since the congregation returned to their beloved […]

A Note From Kate

The other day, I saw a poster with a picture of a turtle on it that read, “Your speed doesn’t matter, forward is forward.” Sometimes I think we all wish that families could move through our programs more quickly. After all, there’s a lot of need out there. But helping […]