A very special thanks to the crew that distributed over 400 remaining hygiene kits (out of the 2000 made at Cardboard City!) to unsheltered homeless individuals. A heartfelt thanks to Dale Phillips, Andre Wadsworth, Ted Taylor, Sara Sturges, and John Denny for your help in this outreach. It was a very special day and the recipients were so appreciative. Additionally….thank you to the 18 teams of Kit item collectors, the churches collecting hats, sponsors of the kits (BHHS Legacy and Arizona Community Foundation) as well as all the participants in Cardboard City! Thank you! Thank you! Your hard work helped so many!
Join us Saturday, March 7th, 2015 for a Spectacular Gala filled with a variety of live performances, special culinary creations, and fun auction packages…all designed to scintillate the senses, and create a joyous celebration of helping children and families in crisis! The Evening will feature a Silent and Live Auctions, , Live Music, Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres, Dinner, Wine, Dessert.
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Awesome day on the links at the First Annual Family Promise Charity Golf Tournament. It was an early and chilly start! Fun was had by all at the Orange Tree Golf Resort in Scottsdale. A special thanks to all the hardworking volunteers that made the event possible! And a very special thanks to our Sponsors and Participants.
Pinnacle Capital Mortgage
Price, Kong & Co.
Judee & David Morrison
Robert Withers & St. Barnabas Friday Morning Men’s Group
Pastoral Care Fund of Arizona Community Foundation
Feature Segment on Channel 10 News with Cory McCloskey!
We had an exciting visit today from Channel 10 News & Cory McClosky featuring our #Savethepuppiespaws campaign! We discussed our goal to raise money for a shade canopy in our dog run area. They filmed a live segment this morning and featured Family Promise and our pet area.
Our very own Morgan Taylor starred in the interview. Everyone had tons of fun and Cory is truly a lovely person. He was warm and friendly with all the families and he even stuck around to hangout with the families and take pictures with them after the cameras stopped rolling. The families were absolutely thrilled. We will be sharing those photos on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram today, so be sure to check those out.
But most importantly! Please share the link below on your Facebook pages, and email it to friends and family. This is how we can really get some legs under this fundraiser, but even more importantly sharing the good news and attention pays big dividends for us with foundations and donors long term! It also is a great excuse to steward our friends. Thank you!
Family Promise has been blessed with the opportunity to receive a $1,000 matching grant! This means that in order to receive the grant we must match their $1,000. We will use this money to put the finishing touches on our Client Store. If you would like to donate please contact us at https://app.etapestry.com/hosted/FamilyPromise-GreaterPhoenix/OnlineDonation.html. We appreciate your help!
Our much-anticipated Mahalo Mondays event at Hula’s Modern Tiki Scottsdale is beginning soon! Starting Tuesday July 8th and continuing every following Monday this July, Hula’s Modern Tiki Scottsdale has generously offered to donate 10% of their day’s profits to Family Promise.
We will use this charitable donation to help reach our $6,000 goal in our #savethepuppiespaws campaign. PetSmart generously donated both a Dog and Cat Sanctuary that now enables us to accept families and their pets. Unfortunately, in the brutal Arizona summers, the pets’ Astroturf play area gets scorching hot and burns their paws! We are trying to raise money to build a canopy shade over their play area so they can continue to enjoy the outdoors, even in the summer. Click this link to learn more about our #savethepuppiespaws campaign, and to even donate directly to our online fund: http://www.razoo.com/story/Savethepuppiespaws
You can help us reach our goal while also getting a delicious meal! Hula’s Modern Tiki has an impressive menu that would be good for any meeting, event, lunch, or dinner. Bring your coworkers, friends, and family to Hula’s Modern Tiki Scottsdale Tuesday, July 8th and every following Monday this July for a delicious meal and to help us help our furry friends!
Family Promise – Greater Phoenix is one of 159 Family Promise programs throughout the country temporarily meeting the needs of homeless families. Family Promise has affiliates in 38 states and the District of Columbia. Altogether there are more than 5,000 congregations and more than 120,000 volunteers who have assisted 140,000 guests since 1988. The parent organization’s website is found at FamilyPromise.org.
In keeping with the guidelines from the parent organization, the Greater Phoenix program provides meals, a homelike setting, emotional support and a full range of social, economic, and educational services.
Thank you to CBS 5 and Catherine Anaya for covering the important story of family recovery after homelessness. Featured in this segment is Syri Gerstner, a former Family Promise client with her two daughters and their dog, Sparkle. Syri turned her family’s life around after her time at the shelter and has become a leader for others experiencing the crisis of family homelessness. Watch the story.