Holiday Giving Fund

Frankie’s Story

A Home for the Holidays

After facing homelessness earlier this year, Frankie, along with his mother, little brother and baby sister, have a place to call home for the holidays – thanks to Family Promise.

Frankie’s mom works during the day and attends a training program in the evenings, with a plan to graduate next year and get a better paying job with benefits. With the stability of a place to call home and support from Family Promise, this family is working to break the cycle of homelessness forever.

How the Holiday Giving Fund Helps Families

Family Promise needs your help so that other working families that are homeless in Bergen County – during the holidays and all year round – can be stabilized with shelter, empowered with support and have the promise of a brighter future too.

The most impactful way you can help is with a donation to the Family Promise Holiday Giving Fund, which provides comfort, joy and hope to the homeless working families we serve.

  • Your gift will give comfort by providing safe, warm shelter and support to homeless families.
  • Your gift will give joy to a family by providing gift cards so that parents in our programs can buy gifts of their own choosing for their children. Parents know best what their kids want and need, so we thank you for empowering them to make that choice.
  • Your gift will provide hope for a brighter future to a family by providing job training, financial literacy, life skills, transportation and childcare so parents can be empowered to work and save more of what they earn.

Thank you for making the holidays brighter for the families we serve.

NEW! TEXT 833-540-0043 TO DONATE – Fast, Easy, Secure
You can now make a donation to Family Promise via text! Simply send a text message to 833-540-0043 with the amount you would like to donate (example: 100). You will be prompted to register and enter your card information – and then you are done! We hope you enjoy this new way to share your generosity, and we thank you for supporting Family Promise.

More Ways to Give for the Holidays…

Gift Cards!

Donations of gift cards are always welcome and empower parents to buy gifts their children want and need. We suggest gift cards in denominations of $25 or more to the following:

  • Amazon
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Kohl’s
  • Target
  • Walmart
  • Visa/MC cards
  • Gas cards

Family Dinner Out

Our families come in all ages, shapes, and sizes, but one thing we all enjoy is dinner out with the ones we love. Give the gift of a family night out, and help create new, joyful memories. Suggestions include family-friendly franchise restaurants that are located throughout the county: Applebees, Outback Steakhouse, Olive Garden, Chili’s, etc. Denominations of $50 or more, please.

Family Fun

Families in our programs are working hard to earn more money, and save what they earn. An afternoon of family fun can be costly and is often not in the budget. A donation for a family fun outing is a gift that provides not only a great day out for the family, but lasting memories as well – especially over winter vacation! We suggest gift cards/certificates of at least $50 to the following establishments:

  •  AMC Theaters
  • Bowler City, Hackensack
  • Ice House of NJ, Hackensack
  • Chuck E. Cheese
  • Dave & Busters

Donations of gift cards or checks may be mailed or delivered to:

Family Promise of Bergen County
100 Dayton Street
Ridgewood, NJ 07470

Home for the Holidays

It is a great day when a Family Promise family has made enough progress to move into one of our New Leaf apartments – or an apartment of their own! At this time of year, it is even more special for them to have a home of their own for the holidays. Donations of NEW (preferably in the box/wrapper/with tags) items to stock an apartment for a family are a welcome. Click here for a list of items needed.

Thank You and Happy Holidays!


Special Opportunity for Businesses and Corporations!

The holidays are a great time to give back to the community in which you do business. In recognition of your gift of $1,000 or more to the Family Promise Holiday Giving Fund, your company will receive:

  • Logo recognition on this web page
  • Recognition in our e-newsletter (distributed to nearly 4,000 volunteers, donors and friends)
  • Recognition in a dedicated Facebook post featuring a photo and/or company logo.

Ideas for creating a company-wide fundraiser for Family Promise →