2020 Sleep Out

Once again our friends at UCC Newington are holding their annual Youth Sleep-Out for the Homeless that supports FPCCT.

On February 7, 2020, Youth in grades 6-12 will take turns sleeping outside overnight in cardboard boxes to raise awareness of family homelessness in Connecticut. They’ll collect donations from those who support their efforts, and proceeds will benefit Family Promise of Central Connecticut.

To donate click the PayPal logo below. General donations are welcome; donors supporting a particular teen should indicate the participant’s name in the “note” field.

2019 Giving Tuesday

After Black Friday comes Giving Tuesday! On Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Family Promise of Central Connecticut has the chance to get double the donations through Facebook!

Facebook’s match for GivingTuesday 2019 begins at 8:00 AM Eastern Time (5:00 AM Pacific Time) on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.

Donations are matched dollar for dollar on a first-come, first-served basis until $7,000,000 in eligible donations are made on Facebook.

Facebook will match up to a total of $100,000 per nonprofit organization.

Each donor can have up to $20,000 in eligible donations matched on GivingTuesday.

Facebook manages their own payment platform called Network for Good. They cover processing fees so that when we get donations from our supporters on Facebook 100% of your donation goes right to us to aid homeless children and their families.

Family Promise Giving Day 2019

 

Did you know that one out of every five people who experiences homelessness is a child?  Or, that families with children make up nearly 35% of the people in this country who are experiencing homelessness?  Family homelessness is a national problem that Family Promise addresses through its 200+ Affiliates and 200,000 volunteers.

The week of October 20-27, 2019 we celebrate our Affiliates, volunteers and families with Family Promise Week.  Our local Affiliate, Family Promise of Central CT is one of 200 + programs across the country uniting the faith community to help children and their families who are homeless.  Family Promise Week raises awareness about the issue of homelessness and celebrate the service of our congregation and others to serve our brothers and sisters in need.

Giving Day is October 25th! This is an opportunity to raise vital funds for FPCCT. Please share this link with your family and friends:

https://www.fpgives.org/organizations/family-promise-cct

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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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