Sunday, March 30, 2014

Family Promise

Star Dog attended a beautiful Volunteer appreciation dinner at the Meadow Wood Manor hosted by Family Promise Morris County NJ. This event was attended by almost 200 volunteers, interns, staff and board members.

One of the reason we have always loved Family promise so much is their dedication to helping families in need restore themselves. After the volunteer appreciation dinner, we have a new reason to love them: their ability to recognize the hard work and value of its volunteers. We were so moved by the appreciation, shown at this event, for the commitment and efforts of their volunteers. 

Family Promise is dedicated to ending the crisis of homelessness by partnering with other public and private agencies, religious congregations and community volunteers to provide shelter, case management and mentoring services leading to self-sufficiency for families.

Family Promise provides emergency shelter and meals 365 days a year. Families facing homelessness can depend on Family Promise to provide a safe and comfortable temporary home, including sleeping quarters and a place where guests can relax, socialize, watch television, access phones and computers, and use the shower and laundry facilities. 

Family Promise allows its families to stay for as long as they need to get back on their feet. For some that may be a couple of weeks; for others, six months or a year. Many traditional shelters have time limits that can force families to find other temporary shelter before accumulating enough resources or completing the necessary education and training to obtain gainful employment and independent housing. Family Promise ensures that families are well prepared and in a position to secure a permanent place in the community. They Help Struggling families through the tough times and stick with them beyond.

Denise and Kacie Ricciotti of Star Dog 
volunteering at the Family Promise holiday party.

Star Dog, created with the purpose of helping children in need, is honored to be able to provide clothing for Family Promise of Morris County.  We have a very special place in our hearts for families facing crisis. Having something as simple as a new t-shirt gives them hope, love and confidence.   To date, we proudly  have donated over  100 brand new youth sized t-shirts to Family Promise. 

For Volunteer opportunities contact your local Family Promise chapter.

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