Save the dates: Walking for Dreams is May 20, 2018 and Home Sweet Home is October 4, 2018

JANUARY 2018: We have just released the dates for our two fundraisers of the year.  We hope you will mark your calendars and join us at either Walking for Dreams or Home Sweet Home, and learn more at each link.

Join us at the Family Promise Annual Meeting on February 27, 2018

National child smiling photoJANUARY 2018 - The Family Promise Annual Meeting will be Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation (6501 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46260).  The program will include a keynote address by the Rev./Dr. Wallace McLaughlin (founder/CEO of Fathers & Families Center), an annual report on the organization and mission by Michael Chapuran (Executive Director of Family Promise), and the annual awards including Volunteer of the Year, Coordinator of the Year, and congregation recognition for weeks hosted.  Refreshments will be served after the event.  There is no cost to attend, but as last year was standing room only, register here to save your seat!  It's also the only time of the year we sell Family Promise merchandise.

Spring Clothing Drive dates announced  

JANUARY 2018 - The Spring Clothing Drive will occur between Friday, March 2 and Sunday, March 18 in 2018.  During those dates, congregations and companies can collect bags (specifically 13-gallon white trash bags) of gently used clothing in all sizes.  During the week of Monday, March 19 to Saturday, March 24, groups can deliver all collected clothing bags to the Family Promise Day Center at 1850 N. Arsenal Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46218.  Goodwill Industries will pick up the bags of donated clothing from the Day Center, providing a $5 Goodwill voucher for each bag collected that we use for the following six months to help families obtain emergency clothing, work clothes, and even school uniforms for children.  Click here to download a flier to post at your facility, and thanks in advance for participating!


The Fall Clothing Drive collected a record 1,203 bags Clothing Drive 

SEPTEMBER 2017 - Congregations, companies, and other organizations helped support the families we serve by donating white, 13-gallon plastic bags full of gently used clothing in all sizes (children's and adults').  We then gave the bags to Goodwill in exchange for a $5 clothing voucher for each bag--vouchers that we desperately need to help families get emergency clothing for their children or even work apparel for a new job.  Old Bethel United Methodist Church more than doubled the existing record with more than 236 bags of clothes collected!


Mustard Seed Barb and Natalia 2 3 17New furniture partnership with The Mustard Seed of Central Indiana

FEBRUARY 2017 - The families we serve now have a furniture source to help fill their home with beds, couches, and even housewares after they move out. Family Promise signed an agreement with The Mustard Seed of Central Indiana (Fishers, IN) to provide furniture to families for the small contribution of $100 plus delivery. Do you have furniture or housewares to donate? Call Natalia at Mustard Seed at 317-572-5724. Want to sponsor a family? Donate $250 now and we will take care of the rest!


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Glick Philanthropies awards Family Promise a new van

JANUARY 2017 - Thanks to a generous grant from Glick Philanthropies, Family Promise purchased "Bailey" (pictured) in March. Bailey will begin service in the Interfaith Hospitality Network program on March 25. We are also grateful to Bill Estes Chevrolet for a below-cost deal on the van that allowed us to allocate the extra grant money to fuel and maintenance for the year.



First ever Family Assistance Fund established

Autumn sunsetJANUARY 2017 - With humble gratitude, we thank the Gayman-Davis Shoemaker Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation, for a $65,000 grant to establish our first ever Family Assistance Fund. This grant is potentially renewable for $40,000 each year thereafter. The fund goes 100% to expenses families incur for childcare, employment, or housing--always paid to a third party, and always requiring an effort match. For example, if a mom secures a job but has to wait 30 days for public childcare vouchers, we will cover the first month of childcare. If a dad save first month's rent in 30 days, but doesn't yet have the security deposit saved, we will match the savings. Our goal with this fund is to decrease the average stay in our shelter (while maintaining the successful exit rate) so that we can serve more of the families we have to turn away every day because we are full. This investment was not made lightly, so the entire board and staff agree that we need to work urgently and diligently so that it can have the greatest impact possible. Read more in our 2016 Annual Report

Family Promise of Greater Indianapolis – 1850 N. Arsenal Avenue – Indianapolis, IN 46218       T: 317-261-1562      F: 317-261-6308

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