Community Support in Abundance
Megan’s Box strikes again. A very special lady and a very special foundation provides area families with toys for Christmas. This year she did it again for Family Promise kids and many others throughout the community.
Even the tiniest hands can bring joy to others. The children from Little Treasures Preschool learned a little about what it means to be homeless and brought lots of toys and goodies to donate to the guests at Family Promise.
Family Promise received a $500 grant from The Baltimore Life Company to be used for special needs of children in our program. These funds will be utilized for things like school pictures, registration for sports, shoes or necessary equipment for sports, etc. Dan Eichinger presented the check to Melissa Magargle during a luncheon on 11/12/14.
Multiple youth from Curtin Intermediate School stopped by the day center to bring us 300 pairs of socks that they collected to help out the homeless. They stopped to pose for a picture with Jenny Hull, Case Manager and Mary Ann Vance, Board President.
Warming the Community was a HUGE Success!
This year Family Promise gave away 185 blankets, 47 woman’s coats, 26 men’s coats, 122 children’s coats and a ton of hats, scarves and gloves. Individuals from the community came on Oct 17th to receive their free items. The Lycoming College Women’s Lacrosse Team helped with the distribution of the items along with staff and volunteers.
Kyla Tsai-McKuney blessed Family Promise with a handmade, portable vegetable garden. Her goal was to bring home grown herbs and vegetables to the guests of the program. She gave a wonderful presentation on how to use the items to create delicious and healthy meals using what we grew in our own garden. Residents and volunteers participated her presentation and enjoyed tasty and healthy snacks. Thanks Kyla for your hard work!
What’s Family Promise without a little fun? We did our rendition of “There is no place like home” for the Little League World Series Parade. Staff, board members, former guests and community members dressed up like Wizard of Oz characters on a float that sported a house, yellow brick road and tornado. Don’t forget the emerald city!
2013 Open House and Anniversary Celebration
2014 marked our 4th anniversary and the opening of our new day center facility. We celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house on May 14th. Rep. Rick Mirabito and Commissioner Jeff Wheeland joined the staff and board of directors in cutting the ribbon to mark the opening of the new day center facility.