Ben Salem United Church of Christ - Lehighton, PA
Fundraisers, Events & Training

FAMILY PROMISE - Pre-Advent Toy Calendars are for sale for $10 each.  Donors have 30 chances to win various prizes including an Ipad, Beats Solo wireless headphones, bikes, lego playsets and more.  Winners are chosen by the PA lottery number listed on each purchased calendar.  All proceeds benefit Family Promise.  See Karen Hayman to purchase a calendar while supplies last.

Family Promise Party for a Cause-  Saturday November 11th

at the Aquaschicola Fire Company in Palmerton, 6pm – 10pm.  80’s theme. 

Tickets are $30.  Purchase tickets online at

National Family Promise Week

October 22-29, 2017


         Did you know that one out of every four people who are homeless is a child?  Or that families with children make up nearly 40% of the people in this country who are homeless?  Family homelessness is a national problem.


         Our local Affiliate, Family Promise of Carbon County, is one of 206 programs across the country uniting the faith community to help children and their families who are homeless.  Family Promise Week will raise awareness about the issue, as well as celebrate the service of our congregation and others to serve our brothers and sisters in need.  You can participate in Family Promise Week by signing up to volunteer, telling others about Family Promise, or visiting to learn more.



·      Family Promise was founded in Summit, NJ in 1988 on the belief that people are compassionate and want to make a difference.  Family Promise has grown into a national non-profit organization, mobilizing communities & existing resources to help homeless families regain their independence.

·      The issue of family homelessness has never been more critical.  Last year, there were 3.5 million homeless people in the United States.  Sixty-four percent of U.S. cities turned away homeless families with children because there was lack of bed space.

·      Homeless families now comprise nearly 40% of the homeless population.

·      One out of every 30 American children will experience homelessness this year.

·      Family Promise is growing. Established in 1988, there are 206 Affiliates across 43 states.

·      Family Promise provided shelter and social services to nearly 70,000 people last year…nearly 60% of them children.

·      Our Affiliates nationwide have developed more than 1,500 Community Initiatives to empower families and help them achieve lasting independence, from parenting classes and after-school tutoring to financial literacy and workforce development programs.

·      Family Promise is cost-effective.  Because we utilize existing resources, we are able to deliver $3 in goods and services for every $1 we receive.

·      Family Promise works.  On average, 74% of our guests secure housing within 9 weeks, helping them to achieve sustainable independence.

·      Family Promise is the leading volunteer-driven non-profit providing services to homeless families.
Information provided by Family Promise Carbon County, September 2017.  Reference:

For the cost of $0.50 a day you can become a patron of Club 180 and help Family Promise of Carbon County make a difference in the lives of homeless families in Carbon County! To participate, complete and mail a donation card with your name, address, e-mail address, congregation if applicable, and your donation commitment in a sealed envelope with your check to:
Family Promise of Carbon County
225 Iron Street
Lehighton, PA 18235
All Gifts are tax-deductible.

Family Promise Training:
All volunteers must be trained on a yearly basis. You have two options for training.  Please see below......
OPTION 1:  Live Family Promise Training Session
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
1140 Pohopoco Drive, Lehighton, PA 18235
Sunday, May 3rd at 1:30PM. 
RSVP to Karen H. if planning on attending
OPTION 2:  Watch a 15-minute online training video and complete a simple 5 question quiz. 
Please contact one of the coordinators if you need the questions or if you do not have access to the Internet.
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Family Promise
"How Can I Help" Talking with Guests and Volunteers.