Family Promise of Bergen County Blog

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Gala 2018

Please join us for the Annual Family Promise Gala, which will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 6:00 pm at the beautiful, lakefront Indian Trail Club in Franklin Lakes. The event will feature Cocktails, Silent Auction, Dinner and Program.

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Save the Date! Family Promise Annual Gala

The Family Promise Annual Gala will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at the Indian Trail Club in Franklin Lakes. This year, we will be honoring OritaniBank Charitable Foundation for its support of Camp Lots-of-Fun, as well as volunteers Alina Albano and Sheila Verna, who manage the Family Promise Youth Council for the Homeless. The focus of the gala will be on Camp Lots-of-Fun and the positive impact it has had on the children […]

Golf Outing Success!

The 19th Annual Family Promise Golf Outing was held on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. The weather was perfect as 84 golfers enjoyed a day on the beautiful course at Edgewood Country Club in support of Family Promise.

Guests enjoyed lunch, a shotgun start with 18 holes of golf, cocktails and dinner, plus a silent auction of fabulous prizes. To add to the excitement, there was a Hole-in-One prize of $30,000 cash and a Shoot-Out Tournament with a […]

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Luz Galeano Graduates from Bergen LEADS

Congratulations to Family Promise Case Manager Luz Galeano, who recently graduated from Bergen LEADS, a year-long learning and leadership program. Bergen LEADS brings together emerging leaders from diverse backgrounds and teaches them about the complex community of Bergen County while expanding their capacity for leadership. The goal of the program is for graduates to apply their newfound knowledge and enhanced leadership skills to their employment and community involvement, helping to make Bergen County a better […]

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In Memoriam: Ed Gormley

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the loss of our friend, supporter and colleague, Ed Gormley of Harrington Park.  He was 90.

Ed Gormley or “Grandfather Sir,” as he was affectionately called, started off as a fledgling volunteer more than 15 years ago at St. Andrew’s Church in Harrington Park. After one night, he was hooked! From that moment forward, Ed dedicated his time to educating the community about the existence […]

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New Leaf Families Moving On

Sarah and Cassie* have completed their time in the transitional apartment program and are moving out on their own. Once they had set their personal goals and had a clear vision of what they wanted to achieve, they went to work!

Sarah was determined to get her High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma before her son graduated from high school that summer. With the help of a Family Promise tutor and a lot of hard […]

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Letter from the President – July 2018

I heard an ad on the radio the other day asking people to donate to an organization that helps the homeless. I went to their website and found that I could pick a country in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, Central America or South America—but not the United States. A country, rich as it is, that has widespread poverty and millions of families with children living below the poverty line.

The same day, Kate passed along an […]

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Camp Lots-of-Fun

Please donate today to give summer fun to a homeless child. School’s out for summer! Most kids are relaxing at home or attending summer camp. But for children who are homeless, summer is a little different when you are living in a shelter. Parents are stressed, and kids are too. Space is limited and shared with other families. There is no backyard to play in. There is no extra money for vacation or even a trip […]