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
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 familypromisecarboncounty.org
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
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 www.familypromisecarboncounty.org 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
· 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
· 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
· 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
· Family Promise
works. On average, 74% of our guests
secure housing within 9 weeks, helping them to achieve sustainable
· Family Promise is the
leading volunteer-driven non-profit providing services to homeless families.
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.