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Promise of Spring (Photo Gallery)

Coordinator Login Start Intake Process Donate Promise of Spring ’17 (Gallery) Our photo album from this year’s Promise of Spring, our annual fundraising dinner held on 4/20 /17, at Jumping Brook Country Club in Neptune.  This year, we proudly presented the 2017 Hope Award to Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno who has shown outstanding leadership in New

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Seedlr® Spotlight: Family Promise® of Monmouth County

Monmouth County sits in Central New Jersey, is included in the New York City metropolitan area, and is in the top 1.2% of counties in the United States by measurement of wealth. For the vast majority of its inhabitants, the day begins by waking up in a safe, high-income neighborhood, going to a well-paying, white-collar job, and returning at night to that same neighborhood to get some well-deserved sleep in a warm bed.

However, a different kind of community does exist in Monmouth County, New Jersey. This small community is often neglected, or rather, not even known about by the greater population of the area. For these people, life would be very different. If you were a part of this small community, your day may consist of keeping your children in a day center, working with volunteers to find employment, having to rely on donations for your meals, and spending the night in a church congregation with dozens of other people whose circumstances are similar to your own.

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Family Promise, Longtime Homeless Advocates, Get A Home Of Their Own

Coordinator Login Start Intake Process Donate Splashed with color and drenched in sunlight, the spacious new Family Promise Day Center in a relatively quiet section of Fort Monmouth has been designed to make its homeless guests feel like they’ve arrived home. The day center is where up to 14 people in the temporary care of

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Preteen tackles homelessness concerns in her community

With the help of her mom, Meghan found her calling at Cardboard Box City, a one-night, annual event held near her home that raises money for a Family Promise shelter. In Cardboard Box City, participants build their own shelters out of cardboard on a Friday night, partake in a soup line dinner, listen to music and formerly homeless people convey their experiences. Participants then retire to their newly crafted cardboard “homes” for the evening. But to take part, you need to raise money.

Meghan at Cardboard Box City in 2016. (Photo provided by Erin DeLuca)

“Meghan decided she wanted to have a ‘lemonade’ stand and sell rainbow bracelets,” Erin DeLuca, Meghan’s mom, said in a story she wrote for the church newspaper in November 2014. “All year she and her Aunt Cathy made various rainbow loom bracelets, key chains and pencil toppers. She sold the items in her stand throughout the summer.”

In that first year, Meghan raised around $1,000 for Family Promise. In 2016, she upped that amount to approximately $4,000 with the help of donations from her congregation and the Monmouth Presbytery, which donated their entire $1,000 offering from a September meeting.

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8th Annual Cardboard Box City

Coordinator Login Start Intake Process Donate Join Us For The 8th Annual Cardboard Box City Set up your own fundraising page (step by step instructions on setting up a first Giving Fundraising page) You can make a one time donation for our annual Cardboard box cityby click the donate button below *What is it: An

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Cardboard Box City 2016 Photo Gallery

Coordinator Login Start Intake Process Donate Cardboard Box City 2016 Photo Gallery Cardboard Box City 2016 Photo Gallery Take a look at photos from our last year’s’ Cardboard Box City event held overnight from October 14th – 15th at Monmouth Christ of Church in Tinton Falls and raised 22,838.12.  This event is held to raise awareness for

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