Family Promise asks founders, volunteers and community leaders to tell you what Family Promise of Summit County is.
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*****Please save the date for these upcoming Family Promise Events*****
Annual Meeting and Dinner – Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 6:00pm
This years annual meeting and dinner will be held at:
When: Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 at 6:00pm
Where: Wedgewood United Methodist Church
2350 Wedgewood Dr.
Akron, OH 44312
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.
CREW – Holiday Luncheon and Silent Auction to Support Family Promise
Family Promise is happy to be selected as the charity this year of the Akron Chapter of CREW (a women’s commercial real estate group). they will be hosting a holiday luncheon on December 9th at Portage Country Club. This luncheon will include a silent auction, with proceeds to benefit Family Promise (they pick a different charity every year). The cost of the luncheon is $22.00. I have attached the registration form if anyone is interested in attending. Also, if anyone has an item or gift certificate to donate for the silent auction, please contact Patty Dill at 330-253-9180 ext. 218. (info is also on the flyer below) Family Promise would like to extend a SINCERE THANKS to Patty Dill and CREW for their support this year. Hope to see you there! Click HERE for the registration form.
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.
More details to follow in the coming weeks
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.
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 Ohio.com.
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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