Family Promise Is Returning to Our Building, And We Need YOUR Help!!

June 22, 2022

After a 2-year break from being able to host Family Promise in our church home, we are excited be opening our doors to FP again!
Our first host period is coming up very soon! This year we will be hosting in 2 week blocks twice throughout the calendar year.


We are pleased to announce that our first one will be during the weeks of August 14 - August 28, 2022.
Our second one will be December 4 - December 18, 2022.


We need your help!!
We need volunteers!!
We need supplies!!
We need donations!!
We need YOU!!
 
For those who may not know what Family Promise is or need a refresher...

   Through a unique partnership with diverse communities of faith, Family Promise provides emergency shelter, meals and supportive services to families experiencing homelessness in the Greater 
Denver area.
   The Family Promise of Greater Denver along with over 50 congregations, assist families by providing temporary shelter, meals, transportation and assistance finding work, housing, counseling and supportive services.
   Family Promise operates under the model of “hospitality.”  Volunteers are the program’s “hosts” and the families staying in the Network are our “guests.”  We work to meet the guests’ basic human needs with a spirit of warmth and compassion.
 
How does Family Promise Work?
   Three to five families, consisting of up to fourteen people are accepted into the network at any one time.  These families live in network churches for the duration of their time in the network.  Each host congregation hosts for one week at a time.  Families come to the host church at the end of the day, about 5:30 p.m., have dinner, prepare sack lunches for the next day, stay in Sunday School classrooms overnight, have breakfast and leave about 7:00 each morning.  Family members can utilize the day site, located at 1600 Downing St. as a base of operations during the day.  At the end of the week, their belongings and the Family Promise beds are moved on to the next host congregation.   


What do Family Promise Volunteers Do?
   The volunteers are the heart of Family Promise.  You are invited to be a part of this ministry.  Spend an evening or a night at church, prepare a meal, help with set up, clean up, laundry, donate supplies or simply come play with the kids!
   We all may be a little rusty, but we hope you are all chomping at the bit to be a part of this valuable and special ministry we support!
   We will be sending out follow up information for volunteer training sessions that you can watch from an online source or an in-person session at Calvary at some point prior to our host weeks.
If you are interested in volunteering for our August host weeks, please follow the invitation links provided to the Signup.com site and pick the volunteer opportunity that works for you.
We will also have sign up opportunities in person via iPad access on upcoming Sunday mornings at Calvary!
 
Week 1 of 2 August 14-20
https://signup.com/go/HGcdiGf
Week 2 of 2 August 21-28
https://signup.com/go/thvjRLT
 

Volunteer Roles:

  • Volunteer Van Drivers

  • Set up

  • Dinner Hosts

  • Evening Hosts

  • Overnight Hosts

  • Activities Hosts

  • Saturday Breakfast

  • Sunday Breakfast

  • Enrichment Activities

  • Clean up

  • Donate supplies

  • Donate King Soopers/Walmart Gift Cards

 

Donate Items
If you are unable to volunteer in person at this time, you can still help with rebuilding our FP supply closets for our upcoming host weeks this year. During the pandemic we were able to clear out all the food items and a lot of the supplies to send to families to use while staying in the extended stay motels so they would not go to waste before they expired. That means for a large part, we are starting our supply cabinets from scratch and have donated or weeded out any expired resources as well as other items we knew families could use during that time.
We need the following items - feel free to stop by Calvary and drop them off in the coat room in the shopping cart labeled "Family Promise"
 
Cereal
Instant Oatmeal
Sugar
Sweetener
Coffee
Coffee Creamer
Hot Chocolate mix
Tea Bags
Pop Tarts
Cookies
Peanut Butter
Jelly
Mayonnaise (small)
Mustard (small)
Ketchup (small)
Ranch Dressing
Tuna
Juice Boxes
Apple Sauce (individual)
Pudding (individual)
Chips (single bag size)
Ramon Noodles
Cup a Noodles
Mac & Cheese cups
Lemonade Drink Mix
 
Laundry detergent
Dryer Sheets
Liquid Dish Soap
Dishwasher Soap
 
Shampoo
Conditioner
Liquid Bath/Body Soap
Liquid Hand Soap
Deodorant
Toothbrushes
Tooth Paste
Body and Hand Lotions
Razors
Feminine Hygiene Products
Diapers and Baby Supplies
 
Kleenex
Room Air Fresheners
Bleach
Cleaners
Hand Sanitizer
Lysol Spray
Disinfectant Cleaners
 
Zip Lock Sandwich Bags
Zip Lock Gallon Storage Bags
Black Trash Bags
Napkins
Paper Towels
 
Band-Aids
OTC Medicines
Aspirin, Tylenol, Advil, Excedrin, etc
Cold and Flu remedies
Benadryl
Antiseptic Spray
 
 
The Calvary family has always gone above and beyond in supporting this amazing ministry, so thank you in advance for your help.
 
For questions regarding Family Promise host weeks, volunteer opportunities, supply donations, or anything else please don't hesitate to contact Debbie Honeker [dhoneker@lps.k12.co.us] or Denise Wylde [wyldecamp@msn.com]

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