Family Promise for Pets

The first Emergency Family Shelter to welcome families with their pets

About Family Promise

Who we are & How we can help you
Petsmart has made it possible, through both cash and in-kind contributions, to launch the first ever Emergency Shelter for families with their pets in Arizona. There are many families in homelessness with their pets.

According to the Director, "it was just horrible to hear a homeless family refuse shelter because their pet(s) weren't welcome. Now we welcome the entire family, including the pets. Thank you so much Petsmart for making such a huge difference in the lives of these families.

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Urgent Needs

We have immediate needs for:
Volunteer with truck to help with donation pick ups!, Pack and Play for young children,twin bunk beds, kitchen supplies ie: dishes, glassware, clocks, silverware, play equipment, movie tickets, bleach, toilet paper, clothes soap, boys and girls socks and underwear
If you can be of help with any of these items please call the office at 480-659-5227

Donate your AZ Working Poor Tax Credit here!

Click on any one of our "donate" buttons on the site to give your free donation! This $200 or $400 donation helps our families get back on their feet again.

Family Promise Calendar

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Upcoming Events

  • January 28th Coyotes Hockey to benefit Family Promise
  • March 22nd  Gala
  • April 11th Doggie Drive In

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What is Family Promise

January 27, 2011 @ 4:55 pm posted by admin

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

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.

The latest Family Promise – Greater Phoenix Annual Report Brochure in PDF format may be viewed or printed.

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An Arabian Night of Splendor! Fundraising Gala 2014

February 25, 2014 @ 1:30 pm posted by admin


 Join us March 22nd 

2014 Fundraising Gala 

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Homeless Children, their Families & Pets!

   Join us for a magic carpet ride of saving children and making a forever difference in their lives.

   Silent & Live AuctionsCostumed Arabian Horses & Riders performance on polo field-

Peaked white tent on WestWorld Polo Field

Renown Equestrian Artist Donna B creating large canvas equestrian piece during event to be auctioned to raise funds for the families -

Strolling musician and dancers-

Hosted Cocktail Hour and Table Wines for your enjoyment.  

Tickets $150 per person

Register online:


Event Peek - Be a Table Captain




Coyotes Hockey vs LA Kings – Benefit Family Promise

December 31, 2013 @ 2:28 pm posted by admin

January 28th @ Arena

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Get the Gang together – special ticket prices with proceeds to benefit Family Promise!!

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Coyotes vs LA Kings Tickets


Tax Credit Giving Explained

December 19, 2013 @ 9:51 am posted by admin

Still confused about Tax Credit Donations? Watch this adorable explanatory video


Match Campaign – Give today & your donation is matched!!

December 9, 2013 @ 1:37 pm posted by admin

Give your Charitable Tax Credit Donation to Family Promise-Greater Phoenix








Supporters, we have an incredibly generous offer by donors:  When you donate a $1 to Family Promise, our Board Members will MATCH it with 50 cents!!!

Be Generous and help Homeless Families in Crisis with your Charitable Tax Credit Donation Today.

Watch this Heartwarming Video and please donate today.  You will make a difference in a child’s life.


Family Promise – Greater Phoenix on The Today Show!

July 30, 2013 @ 12:41 pm posted by admin


Family Promise- Greater Phoenix was on The Today Show Tuesday,  July 30th featuring our new pet program and partnership with Petsmart.  Currently we are the only homeless shelter in The Valley that accepts families and their pets.  This program has been so well received that Petsmart is now offering this nationally to all 182 Family Promise affiliates!  Thank you everyone who made this terrific feature sharing our mission and what we do possible! Here is the link:

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Today Show


Beds for Congregations Campaign Continues!

June 12, 2013 @ 1:39 pm posted by admin

Family Promise announces its Beds for Congregations Campaign!

Help us purchase and maintain a complete set of beds for each of our hosting congregations! We are asking our congregation members and Family Promise supporters to make their Charitable Tax Credit donation this year in honor of the host congregation of their choice via the link published below. Direct donations are always welcome as well!

Victory Lutheran has met their fundraising goal.  Many others are nearing theirs!


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If you pay state taxes in Arizona, and itemize your deductions, you can designate up to $400 of your tax payment to be made directly to Family Promise! This can be deducted from your Federal taxes as well. Bonus! It helps everyone, and you are controlling where a portion of your tax dollars are spent! Every dollar donated makes a difference in the lives of homeless children and families in Maricopa County. Thank you!!


PetSmart “Gives Back” Video

December 13, 2012 @ 3:03 pm posted by admin

Family Promise started a relationship with PetSmart back in August of 2012.  They have been very generous and amazing to work with.  Family Promise for Pets started with the help of PetSmart. This video was just recently produced and will be shown nationwide to their employees.  It shows the charities that PetSmart Inc. supports year-round…and you can see Family Promise featured in it! Enjoy!


Family Promise Gets National Attention

December 1, 2012 @ 1:33 pm posted by admin

The unprecedented surge of homeless families across the country caught national attention this week. Rock Center with Brian Williams covered this story on November 29th where reporter Anne Curry traveled to Tennessee to visit a Family Promise affiliate and meet a very special family living in their shelter. With so many families in need, spreading the word is vital to putting an end to family homelessness. Check out the segment below and share it with your friends, lets keep up the hard work and give every family a safe place to sleep!

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ASU Interns are Here!

August 28, 2012 @ 11:16 am posted by admin

Thanks to a great partnership with Arizona State University, Family Promise has three amazing new interns. Two of them are working with Nicole Delgado in the Social Work Department and one is working directly in development with Lish Hammer. Welcome to the team Theresa Falkner, Elisabeth Connell, and Kathy Moeser!

If you are interested in interning next semester or anytime in the future please email Nicole Delgado for Social Work opportunities or Lish Hammer for development/office opportunities.

Lish Hammer:

Nicole Delgado:


Pet Promise-Ground Breaking Ceremony

August 14, 2012 @ 3:23 pm posted by admin

Mr. Joe O'Leary from PetSmart presenting the check to Family Promise

August 13, 2012 was a very exciting day here at Family Promise. We literally broke ground on a new program and new initiative to save families with pets, thanks to the generosity of PetSmart Inc. The Mayor of Scottsdale, Jim Lane, and Congressman David Schweikert with his dog, Charlie, were all in attendance. They both truly spoke to the core of this project, to serve a population that is not yet helped in this community.

Family Promise can not thank PetSmart Inc. enough for their time and energy that is being put into this program. You can see quick video of the highlights of the ceremony here. If you ask, how can I help? You can donate your Working Poor Tax Credit here and get a tax credit back dollar for dollar. One $400 Working Poor Tax Credit can provide 10 days of shelter for a family including that family’s pet(s)!

Pets Promise Kickoff – Aug. 13 at Family Promise of Greater Phoenix from Patrick Dodds on Vimeo.