Many of our families are the working poor who are especially hit hard in a weak economy. As companies cut back, many struggle to work 40 hours a week in jobs that pay substandard wages. In Salem County, a limited public transportation system limits those without personal transportation to jobs and daycare near bus routes. Families with vehicles struggle to pay for gasoline, repairs and monthly car payments. They know reliable transportation is the link to staying employed.
Many families have fallen financially behind because of past medical bills, the breakup of a marriage, the loss of a job or home. In these circumstances, Family Promise cannot offer a short-term solution to credit problems. But, working with other community resources, we can direct families to resources that can teach them how to begin paying off past debt and improve their credit rating. Working in partnership with area community resources and social service agencies, guest families can receive education and access to resources for employment counseling, child care, emergency food or shelter, legal aid, life skills, low income housing or rental assistance.
Where does your money go?
Your dollars are spent wisely to pay for rent, utilities and upkeep of the Family Center, the salary and benefits of our Executive Director, maintenance and gasoline for the network van. Individual giving is one of the biggest sources of funding for FPSC.
Family Promise of Salem County (FPSC) is a 501c3 organization that is funded entirely through individual giving, grants, fundraisers, business and congregational support.
Family Promise is able to help to families at a fraction of the cost of government programs by working in coordination with existing community resources and the support of hundreds of dedicated volunteers. Volunteers keep our network running, but Family Promise could not exist without the financial support of individuals, businesses and religious congregations in our communities.
How can you donate?:
Members of the 252 Club are individuals who make contributions in increments of $63 per quarter or $21 per month. No how matter how often a donation is made, the total amount of giving for the entire year will is $252. Members mail in donation envelopes with the Family Promise of Salem County address already printed on the front. To become a 252 member, call Family Promise of Salem County 856-678-3772.
Recognizing the needs of our homeless neighbors, many houses of worship have begun taking a love offering to benefit Family Promise of Salem County. FPSC also receives donations representing the work or generosity of women’s groups, men’s groups or Sunday school classes. Host and Support Congregations within the FPSC network, commit to financial support through special offerings, private fundraisers and/or contributions from their missions budget.
Each year, the FPSC Board of Trustees sponsors two or three major fundraisers.
- Kids Helping Kids Walkathon – June 2011
- Taste of South Jersey – October 11, 2010
Area businesses and civic organizations support these and other fundraisers through donations of goods, services and financial sponsorships.
Your financial support is vital to the ongoing efforts of Family Promise of Salem County. For more information call 856-678-3772.
Family Promise of Salem County
391B South Broadway
Pennsville, NJ 08070