2019 Walk-a-thon – Be a hero!

Put on your sneakers and your cape! It is time to be a hero for the homeless! Join us on Saturday, September 28th, 2019 at Walnut Hill part for our 4th annual “Walk-a-thon” fundraiser. Sign-up today at:

https://fpcct.dojiggy.com

Download the event flyer and share with your friends, family, and co-workers:

2019 FPCCT Walk-a-thon Flyer

Download and distribute the Event Sponsorship form:

2019 FPCCT Walk-a-thon Sponsorship Form

In the spirit of friendly competition, the Team Challenge is back! Find out more by downloading the flyer by clicking the link below:

2019 Walk-a-thon Team Challenge Info

Our friends at Life Changing Radio invited us to speak and promote the 2019 Walk-a-thon. To hear the clip, click “play” button below:

 

Event Sponsors

 

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The Hartford Yard Goats

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Press Release – Concert Fundraiser

For Immediate Release

Family Promise of Central Connecticut, CitySingers of Hartford Presenting Celtic Fire!  performance at Bethany Covenant Church

 NEW BRITAIN, January 9, 2019 — CitySingers of Hartford will celebrate the timelessness of the Celtic soul with a special performance to benefit Family Promise of Central Connecticut taking place March 10, 2019 at Bethany Covenant Church, located in Berlin.

‘’Musical expression of the Celtic people,” explains Suzanne Gates of City Singer of Hartford, “evolved over time from ancient Eastern chant to indigenous melody. It included sacred and devotional music that has its roots in original folksongs –from not only the British Isles, but also from the Celtic region of Galicia (northern Spain), Brittany (western France), Norway and other parts of Europe. These entrancing melodies (as well as reels and jigs!) will be played at the March 10 performance by Celtic musicians known throughout our region for their mastery of Irish harp, wooden flute, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, concertina, bodhrán, double bass, pipe organ and highland pipes. Poetry about the rhythms of Celtic life will further reflect the richness of an enduring culture symbolized by the eternal flame.’

Family Promise of Central Connecticut is a non- profit transitional housing program dedicated to serving homeless families in Connecticut. It fights homelessness one family at a time, by partnering with local congregations to help families with children remain intact and become self-sufficient. Family members are hosted on a temporary, weekly basis, by participating area congregations each evening. They also work on job and life skills, and young people are transported each day to local schools from a Family Promise day center located in New Britain.

Family Promise of Central Connecticut is one of more than 200 plus Family Promise affiliate organizations across the USA. Please visit the Family Promise of Central Connecticut at  https://familypromisecct.org to learn more.

WHEN: Sunday, March 10, 2019 – 4 pm

Bethany Covenant Church
785 Mill Street
Berlin, CT 06037

There will be a Voluntary Offering at the performance to benefit Family Promise of Central Connecticut

 

Contact: Paul Oates   at (860) 839-0689

Click the link below to download the flyer for the concert:

Celtic Fire Concert

Walk-a-thon – Sponsors & Special Guests

Our 3rd Annual Walk-a-thon is just over a week away! Here are some announcements:

Mayor of New Britain
Erin Stewart

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Mayor Stewart is scheduled to make an appearance at our
Walk-a-thon to kick things off at 10am!


Miss Connecticut 2018
Bridget Oei

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Come and meet Miss Connecticut Bridget Oei at the 3rd Annual Walk Away Homelessness Event on September 29th! In addition to being named First Runner Up in the Miss America Competition this month she has an impressive resume and a focus on helping kids get more involved in STEM! We’re so excited to have this dynamic woman join us!


Attention baseball fans!


Sting, the mascot for the New Britain Bees baseball team is scheduled to pay us a visit as well as….

Chompers and/or Chew Chew

One or maybe both of the lovable mascots for the Hartford Yard Goats are scheduled to make an appearance at the Walk-a-thon!


Thanks to our “Believer” sponsor!

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FCC Bristol, one of our incredible host congregations, made a contribution to the
Walk-a-thon to become a “Believer” sponsor. Thank you for your generous support!


It’s not too late to sign up for the Walk-a-thon!

Visit our event website to sign-up or donate:

https://fpcct.dojiggy.com/

Press Release – 2018 Walk-a-thon

3rd Annual Family Promise of Central Connecticut Walk Away Homelessness Event happening Saturday, September 29

New Britain, August 16 —Lace up your sneakers and get ready to step out to help end family homelessness by participating in Family Promise of Central Connecticut’s 3rd Annual Walk Away Homelessness event taking place on Saturday, September 29.

This family friendly event sponsored by Thrivent Financial will take place at Walnut Hill Park which is located at 18 West Main Street in New Britain. All fundraising proceeds will benefit Family Promise of Central Connecticut, the New Britain-based nonprofit organization that supports homeless families with children regain adequate housing and self-sufficiency.

“There are over 200 Family Promise affiliates across the country,” explains Director, Heather Labbe, “Family Promise of Central Connecticut is the first affiliate to be established in Connecticut.  Our work   has been an incredibly rewarding experience –not only for the families we serve, but for the hundreds of volunteers who make it all possible.”

Those hundreds of volunteers represent 12 congregations throughout central Connecticut which provide overnight accommodations to guest families in the program on a rotational basis, one week at a time, four times a year.  Volunteers also provide hot, homemade meals and continental style breakfasts.

During the day, families participating in the Family Promise of Central Connecticut program are transported by an affiliate-owned passenger van to the organization’s New Britain Day Center, where a full-time director and social worker provide individualized case management for adults while children attend school or day care.

“What’s wonderful about the program,” explains Director, Heather Labbe, “is that families experiencing a homelessness crisis are kept intact.  That isn’t always the case in homeless shelters, and it’s a crucial component to helping them get back on their feet as quickly as possible.”

The Walk Away Homelessness event will begin with a warm up/Yoga Session at 9 a.m.; the Walk—a-Thon begins at 10 a.m., and will be followed by a magic show!

Walkers can register for free online by visiting the Family Promise Walk Away Homelessness registration link  www://fpcct.gojiggy.com.  Same-day walk registration will also be available in Walnut Hill Park beginning at 9 a.m. behind the Band Shell.  All participating walkers that collect donations will receive an official event t-shirt.

To find out more about Family Promise of Central Connecticut, please visit our website:  www.familypromisecct.org