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Feb
13
Many thanks to our special supporters!

Family Promise SGV is so grateful for our friends and partners in the community. In recent months we’ve been blessed by a number of generous gifts and special visits.


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Naomi Hiraga, owner of Curves Alhambra
Community Bank: Ed Morales, an employee and member of our Board, arranged for FPSGV to be a beneficiary of the company’s Jeans Day. Throughout 2017, employees at 17 branches donated $2 to wear jeans on Fridays, raising $11,065 for several charities.
Curves Alhambra: Owner Naomi Hiraga held a holiday drive to collect new towels and linens, personal care products, and financial gifts. She provided a wonderful surprise when she arrived at FPSGV with all the beautiful gifts.

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HealthCare Partners presents a check to FPSGV's Karen Roberson (in red). Front row from left:
Edith, Virginia, and Willie from HCP; FPSGV board member Joe Gardner; congregation volunteers Connie Wortham and Jill Schofield. Back row: volunteers Dawn and Rick Pino.
HealthCare Partners: A team from HCP dined with our guest families at Sierra Madre United Methodist and presented a check for $650 to Family Promise.
One West Bank: During its holiday Share the Warmth drive, One West branches collected warm clothes and personal care items for FPSGV and other area Family Promise affiliates throughout the San Gabriel Valley. Employees from the Hastings Ranch branch also brought dessert and visited with our families.


Feb
11
Renee Gives Back to Family Promise

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I’m always in awe of how things happen just when they need to happen. Things at Family Promise SGV looked a bit overwhelming this past week with Andrew (our previous case manager) leaving for another job, and Leon (our volunteer) returning to his work. We had much to do but not many workers in the field.Then all of a sudden the phone rang and on the other end was Renee—one of our first guests in 2011. Renee said she wanted to volunteer and “give back” to FP. She works, but is available on Thursday afternoons, and she started last week as our administrative assistant.Renee and her two children, Amen and Autumn, are a delightful family. During their stay with us, I remember taking the picture of Autumn, whose hands...


Feb
09
You’re Invited: Appreciation Event for Sustaining Donors and Lead Volunteers

Are you a member of Club 360 or Friends of the Family and/or a congregrational coordinator? Family Promise SGV’s board and staff warmly invite you to a special salon to thank you for your generous support in helping us end family homelessness. Please join us for a discussion on one of the crucial issues affecting our local community.

  • WHEN: Sunday, March 18 from 2:00-3:30 p.m.

  • WHERE: Pasadena Central Library, 4th Floor Studio, 285 E. Walnut Street, Pasadena, CA 91101 (free parking, elevator-accessible)

  • GUEST SPEAKER: William Huang, Director of Housing Services for the City of Pasadena, will give a brief presentation on the challenges and opportunities to developing affordable housing in the San Gabriel Valley

  • COST: Free

Guests are welcome and we’ll have light refreshments. Please RSVP by Sunday, March 11 at 626.242.8160 or online at http://evite.me/9UAud39vDv.

We hope to see you there. Thank you again for your generosity and compassion!


Feb
07
Family Promise SGV is Looking for a New Executive Director

Family Promise of San Gabriel Valley (FPSGV) provides a holistic network of support for homeless families as they work to achieve and sustain independence. Bringing together the resources of faith communities, service agencies, and the local community, we provide a variety of services for families in need. FPSGV’s mission is to help homeless children by helping their families to stay intact, to regain stable housing, and to return to steady work within a supportive, volunteer-driven community.

FPSGV is currently looking for a new Executive Director (ED) with strong fundraising, management, and program administration skills who will lead the organization into the next stage of its development as a human services agency. The ideal ...


Aug
30
Restaurant Fundraiser

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Restaurant Fundraiser

When: 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday, January 23, 2017

Where: Margaritas Mexican Restaurant

155 S. Rosemead Blvd., Pasadena

Why: To help homeless families in the San Gabriel Valley

How: Just take a flier to Margarita’s and have a meal with

friends or family. Margarita’s will donate a portion of the

proceeds to Family Promise of San Gabriel Valley.

Info: Karen Roberson

Family Promise of San Gabriel Valley

karen.roberson@fpsgv.org

626-354-6514


Aug
21
Eat at Twohey’s Tuesday 8/22 & Support Homeless Kids

Enjoy life, eat out on Tuesday, August 22 – and support homeless kids and families! Twohey’s, a favorite family diner in Alhambra, is once again generously supporting Family Promise of San Gabriel Valley’s fundraiser. Print and bring the attached flyer to Twohey’s between 7:00 am and 10:00 pm, enjoy a delicious meal, and the restaurant will donate 15% of your bill to FP.

The restaurant – celebrating its 75th year – is known for burgers, melts and other classic sandwiches, ice cream sundaes, and other diner favorites. Vegetarian and lighter choices include fresh salads, a Garden Burger, and a Veggie Deluxe Ciabatta sandwich.

Twohey’s is located at 1224 N. Atlantic Blvd, Alhambra. (626) 284-7387, inf...


Jun
26
Summer Promise Music Bowl – Sunday, July 16

Free admission for first 250 people! All children free!

Family Promise of San Gabriel Valley and MERCI invite you to our Summer Promise Music Bowl! Please join us for an evening of music, food, and fun on Sunday, July 16. All proceeds will benefit MERCI, an organization supporting people with developmental disabilities, and Family Promise SGV, which offers temporary housing and meals for families facing homelessness. Thank you to Panda Express, our generous event sponsor!

Register now!
Date
Sunday, July 16, 2017

Time
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Location
Barnes Park Amphitheater
Ramona and Harding Avenues
Monterey Park, California 91754

http://www.montereypark.ca.gov/facilities/facility/details/Barnes-Park-Amphitheater-21

MERCI mission: To provide people with severe to profound developmental disabilities the righ...


Jan
04
Cleaning Your Closets? Donate to ACTS Thrift Store!

How to Shop ACTS

Emptying your closets to make room for all those great holiday gifts and sale items? You can declutter your life and support our homeless families! When you donate your discards to ACTS Thrift store in Pasadena and mention Family Promise SGV, you’ll help us provide vouchers to our families for needed items.

ACTS is a faith-based thrift store with a purpose: to make a difference in the lives of San Gabriel Valley children and families through partnering with community organizations. During the past few months, we’ve been thrilled to offer our graduating families ACTS vouchers to help furnish their new homes and get needed clothing and other items. But in so doing, we’ve depleted our credit account.

So don’t forget—the “trash” from your closets can become a treasure for homeless kids and families at ACTS. The store is located at 1383 Locust Street in Pasadena. Learn more by viewing the video above, visiting www.actsthrift.org, or calling 626.577.4477.


Oct
23
What if?

Family Promise of San Gabriel Valley

What if your family suddenly became homeless?

You’re working hard, supporting your kids. And then the unthinkable happens: You find yourselves without a home. What would that be like? In this new video, families share the challenges they faced. Discover just a few of the ways Family Promise SGV, working with congregations and supporters from across our community, is helping families regain their homes—and their lives.


Oct
23
Church of the Good Shepherd Bike Tour Benefits Family Promise

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For the second year in a row, Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist (CGS) conducted a successful Bike Tour event. All proceeds from the May 21 event benefit Family Promise SGV, allowing us to continue to serve homeless children and their families with compassion and hospitality.

Twenty-eight riders participated, including riders from Church of the Good Shepherd, First Baptist Church Alhambra, Friendship Pasadena, and Sierra Madre United Methodist Church. All four of these churches also function as host congregations for Family Promise families.

The Bike Tour event allowed riders of all ages and skill levels to participate. There are several “legs” to the ride, allowing riders to ride from 8 miles to 63 miles depending on their skill and energy level. A delicious lunch was served by CGS for riders and support team members.

It’s anticipated that the event will raise between $10,000 and $12,000 to help Family Promise provide for homeless children and their families in the San Gabriel Valley area. So far we’ve received over $7,000 and donations are still coming in.

It’s not too late to support your riders! Please visit the FPSGV giving page, select Church of the Good Shepherd Bike Tour in the dropdown menu, and type in your rider’s name under Additional Information.

Thank you to all who made this event possible. You are what makes Family Promise so special!


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Families Coping with Sudden Homelessness

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EVERY CHILD DESERVES A HOME AND EVERY FAMILY DESERVES A CHANCE.

Established in 2011, Family Promise of San Gabriel Valley is a nonprofit organization that touches lives by addressing family homelessness in the local community. We partner with faith congregations, civic organizations, and individuals to offer homeless children and their families temporary housing and other assistance, enabling them to get back on their feet.

Our Programs


Family Promise has created a network of congregations across the western San Gabriel Valley that take turns providing housing and meals for homeless families admitted into the program.


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Family Promise of San Gabriel Valley is funded entirely through contributions from individuals, congregations, businesses, civic organizations, and foundations.All donations are tax deductible (Tax ID #27-0315194).


Our Mission


To help homeless children by helping their families: to stay intact, to regain stable housing and to return to steady work, in the warm fold of a supportive, volunteer-driven community.


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