Guest Needs

Create a Promising Homecoming

It only takes about 3-4 months for families in the Family Promise program to transition from homelessness to a lifetime of sustained independence, thanks to our many volunteers.

When a family becomes a part of our family—we welcome them, love them, coach them, and empower them to re-enter the community as productive citizens.

Families who graduate are ready to move into a new home and a new life. Help us welcome them home by donating useful house warming gifts to get started, including:

 

Paper items:

  • Paper towels
  • Tissues
  • Toilet paper
  • Napkins
  • Computer paper

 

Personal hygiene items:

  • Tooth paste
  • Tooth brushes
  • Floss
  • Mouth wash
  • Combs
  • Brushes
  • Shaving cream
  • Razors
  • Hand soap
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant

 

Supplies for a medicine cabinet:

  • Aspirin
  • Tylenol
  • Cough syrup
  • Antacids
  • Bandages
  • Bacitracin
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Thermometers
  • Cotton balls
  • Cotton swabs
  • Finger & toe nail cutters
  • Nail files

 

Household supplies:

  • Dish soap
  • Dishwasher soap
  • Laundry soap
  • Bleach
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Sponges
  • Dust pan and brush
  • Broom
  • Vacuum
  • Bug spray

 

Gift Cards:

  • Gas
  • Walmart
  • Target
  • Publix
  • Hair Cuts

 

 

Here’s what else you can do to make a house a home:

Donate Thrift Shop Items—We have partnerships with some thrift shops. If furniture is donated in the name of Family Promise, our families are allowed to shop at little or no cost. Contact our donation coordinator, Sue Turner, madonnaturner@att.net to arrange a pick-up.

Donate Used Items—We count on donations of larger items from volunteers including computers, vehicles, twin beds, and other furnishings.

Volunteer For Us

It takes a lot of hands to get our families ready for the transition to their new home. Please volunteer to help with these activities and more:

  • Prepare dinner
  • Stay overnight
  • Drive van
  • Work in the Day Center
  • Plan and participate in fundraising events
  • Communicate with community and benefactors

 

We believe that every child deserves a home. Your donations of time and service help us reach this goal every day.