Family Promise for Pets

The first Emergency Family Shelter to welcome families with their pets

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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

  • Month of July- Mahalo Mondays Charitable Giving Program Hula's Modern Tiki donates 10% of Monday's gross proceeds to Family Promise
  • July 20th- Take Me Out to the Ball Game! Family Promise Volunteer Appreciation Day @ Chase Field- Diamondbacks vs. Chicago Cubs
  • September 18th- Family Promise Client Store- GRAND OPENING!
  • October 18th- October 19th- Cardboard City 2014 @ Scottsdale Stadium
  • October 19th- October 25th- National Family Promise Week

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Hanging out with Channel 10!

July 9, 2014 @ 11:24 am posted by admin


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!


Matching Grant Opportunity

@ 9:45 am posted by admin

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 We appreciate your help!

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Mahalo Mondays at Hula’s Modern Tiki

June 24, 2014 @ 2:30 pm posted by admin


MMpage-1 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:

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!


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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May 30, 2014 @ 2:10 pm posted by admin

Save Our Puppies Paws!!

(click here to donate to the pet canopy fund)

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 The Summer Heat is upon us!!

Family Promise is the only emergency homeless shelter that accepts pets with the families.

We have a dog run area for the dogs to run, play, and do their doggie business along with an area for the families to sit outside and enjoy their furry family members.  Part of the dog run is  astroturf .  The astroturf becomes unbearably hot in the summer and there is no shade for the pups and their families to sit outside and be together.

We have started a crowd fundraising campaign to raise the $5,000  to pay for a very nice commercial grade canopy for the area. Our goal is to not go through another summer with toasty puppy paws.  We want to create a comfortable area for our dog guests and their families.

You can donate directly to Family Promise on this website.  Please share this with your family and friends!  It is a great way to honor a favorite pet.

Here is the link to pass along:






An Arabian Night of Splendor! Fundraising Gala 2014

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


 An Arabian Night of Splendor

2014 Fundraising Gala 


Homeless Children, their Families & Pets!

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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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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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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!!