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Current Events

Annual Meeting – A Very special thanks to Wedgewood United Methodist Church, Pastor Joseph Burkhardt and Family Promise Volunteer Coordinator – Rue Blum, for their generosity of donating the use of their space for our Annual Meeting and Dinner. Thanks to all who were able to attend! Here are the documents that we presented at this years meeting.


Family Promise Annual Review for 2014


  • “Family Christmas Party”

Held on December 6th at the Family Promise Day Center

Family Promise would like to sincerely thank all of the Girl Scouts from Troop 90094.  To earn their Bronze Award, they organized, held a party and collected a huge donation of cleaning supplies and paper products for Family Promise.  Congratulations to all of the Girl Scouts that Participated and thank you to all those that supported the event.

  • CREW – Holiday Luncheon and Silent Auction to Support Family Promise on Dec. 9th, 2014

Family Promise was selected as the charity this year of the Akron Chapter of CREW (a women’s commercial real estate group). They hosted a luncheon on December 9th at Portage Country Club. This luncheon included a silent auction, with all proceeds to benefit Family Promise.  Family Promise would like to extend a SINCERE THANKS to Patty Dill and CREW and everyone involved in this wonderful event. We will update soon with the amount that was raised at the event.


  • Empty Bowl Fundraiser and Awareness Event

We are very excited to announce that we will be having an “Empty Bowl Event” on Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Hosted by Woodridge Local Schools.

(Flyer to be posted soon)
  • Annual “Walk” fundraiser and awareness event to be held in April of 2015

Details coming soon


PetSmart Kicks Off FPSC Grand Opening

PetSmart helped Family Promise celebrate our grand opening August 12 by donating $35,000 to construct kennels for our families cats and dogs. Our pets are part of our families and because of the PetSmart donation, many of our families will be able to bring their pet family members to our network.114_140812_family_promise_petsmart

Executive Director Jeff Wilhite told our guests that before we were done with our construction, we had to turn down a family earlier this year because they had a pet and were living in their car. The mom said that it was traumatic enough that they were enduring homelessness but she could not give up their dog and subject her 5 and 7 year-olds to another blow. Unfortunatly, we still do not know where this family is but we now have the facilities to host families with pets. Thank you PetSmart and volunteers.

Family Promise also received some great press. Please click HERE for the article at

NewsNet5 featured us on their evening newscast. Please click HERE to see the report and video on NewsNet5′s site or watch below.

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