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Donations Help Family Promise of Southern Chester County Provide Essentials to Homeless Families

Homelessness can happen in a hurry and last a long time. When families come to Family
Promise, we provide all of their living essentials so that they can save 90% of their income after
necessary expenses. Our support extends the duration of their stay, which can be elongated
because of the difficulty of finding affordable housing in Southern Chester County.
 
$1 donation to Family Promise becomes $3 in Support
 
While in the program, each member of the family receives everyday living essentials,
emergency shelter and food. To support this, Family Promise uses a combination of cash
donations combined with volunteer time and resources to make every dollar provide 3 times its
value versus other shelter models or homeless living arrangement. 
 
Donations provide Comprehensive Case Management and Transportation
 
From day one, parents meet with a case manager at The Resource Center to plan their
approach to move out of homelessness and into stable housing. Professional staff provides job
counseling, housing search assistance, budget guidance and other support for the family. Vans
are on the road at 6 am and 6 pm 365 days a year to transport families between The Resource
Center and the host congregation.
 
Family Promise also provides transportation to job
interviews, appointments and other locations for the families.
 
Donations Help Buy Living Essentials
 
At the Resource Center, we have a large stock of essentials that need replenishment on a
regular basis. From toothbrushes to pillows and everything else the families need for personal
hygiene are available free of charge to them while in the program. We raise funds to purchase
replacements and also accept in-kind donations.
 
Everyday Essentials
 
 
Nighttime Comforts 
-New Pillow 
-Flannel Blanket 
 
School and Work Supplies
-Backpack
-Work Boots
-Notebooks
-Crayons
-Pencils
 
Clothing
-Underwear
-Winter Coat
-Mittens
-Shoes

Baby Basics
-Diapers
-Car Seat
-Diaper Bag
-Bottles 
 
Resource Center Supplies
-Toilet Paper
-Paper Towels
-Laundry Detergent
-Cleaning Supplies 
 
New Housing Essentials
-Mattresses
-Couch
-Crib
 
How You can Contribute:
 
- Buy Tickets to Attend the Evening of Promise Fundraiser, April 6, 2019. 
- Make an Online Donation 
- Initiate a Giving Tree Event with your office, groups or team – borrow our tabletop tree
with stars that provide donations and amounts.
 
Contact Us to Find Out More!