October 25, 2019, Family Promise Giving Day
On October 25th, Family Promise Metrowest and other Family Promise Affiliates across the country will be joining forces for the first Family Promise Giving Day. In the United States, 1 in 19 children experiences homelessness before reaching age 6. These children live in communities across the country, where their neighbors are unaware that family homelessness is happening in their backyard. The impact of homelessness for children extends far beyond a lack of housing. They are 8-9 times more likely to repeat a grade, 3 times more likely to be placed in special education programs, and 7 times more likely to commit suicide. This October 25th, we are calling on you to join our team as we work to make this crisis more visible in our communities.
HOW CAN YOU JOIN US IN THE FIGHT AGAINST FAMILY HOMELESSNESS?
1. Pledge to give on Family Promise Giving Day, October 25. Your donation will go toward changing the future for 1 Million children by 2030.
2. Take the Power of 20 Challenge by donating $20 and asking 19 of your friends to do the same in order to raise $400 together -- enough to subsidize the rent for a family in our transitional living program for a month!
3. Share your voice on October 25th by posting and sharing information on your social media accounts about Family Promise Giving Day to inspire others to help us in this campaign.
To donate on October 25, please visit: https://www.fpgives.org/organizations/family-promise-metrowest
November 2, 2019, 6:00-10:00pm, Sheraton Framingham Hotel
Enjoy food and drink tastings from area restaurants and breweries, an extensive silent auction, a live auction with special guest auctioneer Jason Rossi of WEEI-FM and WAAF-FM, and musical entertainment throughout the evening. We will also celebrate the granting of the annual Cindy Lombardo Volunteer Award and the first annual Family Promise Metrowest Legacy Award. Bring your friends and help us celebrate another year of serving Metrowest families in need. Visit our event website to purchase tickets!
November 11, 2019, 11:00am-6:00pm, FPM Day Center
We are hosting a Savers Fundrive! To participate, please bring your donations of clean, bagged clothing, shoes, accessories, linens, and towels to our Day Center on Monday, November 11 from 11 am to 6 pm. Volunteers from the National Charity League of Wellesley will unload your car and get your donations into our truck. Your unused items will turn into cash that will not only raise funds to house our families in a hotel during the December holiday week, it will keep the clutter out of your closets and discarded items out of the landfill. It’s a win-win-win!