Family Promise of Bergen County Blog

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Give Comfort & Joy to a Homeless Family

Our families need your help this holiday season. Your donation to our Holiday Giving Fund will provide two simple but extremely important things – comfort and joy – to the homeless working families we serve. 

Your gift will provide comfort to a family by providing safe, warm shelter and nutritious meals. Your gift will also bring joy to children by providing gift cards so that parents can buy holiday presents for them. And, your gift […]

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Shop and Support Family Promise with AmazonSmile

As you begin your holiday shopping, please remember that when you make purchases through AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to Family Promise. But you first must register and designate Family Promise as the charitable organization of your choice.  Visit http://www.smile.amazon.com/ and select “Family Promise of Bergen County – A New Jersey Nonprofit Corporation”. Amazon will remember your selection and every time you make a purchase through your regular Amazon account, Family […]

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PLEASE KEEP READING!

At Family Promise, parents and children are encouraged to read together each evening. Our host congregations provide multicultural books and willing volunteers to both encourage and participate with the families.

We know that the main barriers to early literacy are often located in the family home. Parents may not be literate themselves, they may speak and read in a language other than English, and they are often unaware of the importance of reading.

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A Pattern of Success

Rashawna earns her Nursing Assistant certification and gets a new full-time higher paying job!

Many of you remember Rashawna, a former client of the Family Promise Network. At our annual gala last year, she talked about finding full-time employment because FP helped with childcare and how she was empowered to find her voice on the job and in her personal life.

Fast forward to today, we find that Rashawna’s hard work and success did not stop when […]

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Give Comfort & Joy to a Homeless Family

Our families need your help this holiday season. Your donation to our Holiday Giving Fund will provide two simple but extremely important things – comfort and joy – to the homeless working families we serve.

Your gift will provide comfort to a family by providing safe, warm shelter and nutritious meals. Your gift will also bring joy to children by providing gift cards so that parents can buy holiday presents for them. And, your gift will […]

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Oh, What a Night!

The Family Promise Gala, held on October 18, 2017, was a tremendous success! This is a big step toward our vision to end homelessness for working families in Bergen County.

It was a beautiful night at the Indian Trail Club in Franklin Lakes, with a sold-out crowd of volunteers, sponsors and friends and many more who supported us with donations, sponsorships, journal ads, auction items and well wishes. Thank you all for investing in the families we serve.
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BOD Profile – “Serving together”

As its name suggests, Family Promise is designed to help families – specifically, homeless working ones with kids.

But Nadine Genet’s experience is a reminder that it helps the families that volunteer, too.

Nadine is vice president of Family Promise of Bergen County. When she looks back more than a decade to when she and her family began volunteering for FP with their synagogue (Temple Israel and Jewish Community Center of Ridgewood), she values what it […]

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Thinking BIG: Letter from the President

David J. Schwartz in The Magic of Thinking Big said, “Look at things not as they are, but as they can be. All of us at Family Promise agree with him.

From our beginnings 30 years ago, we have supported homeless families and adults by providing shelter and services. During that time our country has had many programs to address homelessness, yet we are still very far from solving the problem. It seems […]