Family Promise of Greater Concord, NH helps homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response. As a non-profit, donations and volunteer support are crucial to the success of these families. Since our annual summer fundraisers have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, donations are more important than ever.
“With the outbreak of COVID-19, we face an unprecedented challenge in this country. There is a lot we do not know, but there are some elements we can be sure of as they relate to families who are housing unstable, experiencing homelessness, or at risk of losing their homes. But beyond the near-term effects, this outbreak will undoubtedly destabilize the housing situation of countless families in our country unless we take proactive steps to mitigate this now. One in seven adults in the U.S. lives in official poverty; approximately 40% of all households are unable to cover an unexpected $400 expense. Hourly workers have already begun to experience a significant reduction in their paychecks and there will assuredly be layoffs.” - Family Promise CEO, Claas Ehlers. Individuals are entering abnormal times, but Family Promise is here to ensure setbacks are just minor and temporary.
By donating today, you will support the amazing work of Family Promise. Family Promise works with rotating interfaith host sites providing temporary housing, meals, and support services to parents and their children. When families are not at their host site, they are able to utilize the Day Center for resources, job searches, housing applications and case management. Whether it is connecting parents with community resources for housing or helping them to secure a job, our Family Promise staff works hard to give our families the help they deserve to conquer the barriers that would, otherwise, stand in their way. This guidance and help from the staff continue even after the families graduate from the program with financial check-ups and support throughout any additional obstacles’ families may face in their daily lives.
In addition, those who donate up to $100 will be automatically entered into a raffle to win a $50 gift card. The winners can choose from one of the following businesses: Amazon, L.L Bean, Starbucks, Uber, Nike, or Home Depot. Individuals who donate more than $100 will be entered into a separate raffle to win a $100 gift card to one of the same six companies listed above. Four $50 winners and two $100 winners will be selected. The Raffle drawings will be on Friday, July 3rd but donations will still be accepted and encouraged afterwards.
Family Promise envisions a region and community in which every family has a home, a livelihood, and the chance to build a better future. Please consider donating today to bring our vision one step closer to a reality.
For more information on Family Promise of the Greater Concord area, please visit http://familypromiseofgreaterconcord.org/