This past April, we celebrated our 6th year in North Idaho! This is a tremendous accomplishment given the economy we have been dealing with during this time. It is fundraisers like our 3rd Annual Golf and Walk Event that have made it possible for us to fulfill our mission. In addition to serving as a major source of needed income, the Golf/Walk Event is a terrific vehicle for bringing our supporters and their families together. The fact is, this pivotal event is just around the corner, on May 16, and we encourage everyone to join in! Go to our Event Coordinator Champion Events website for details on how to participate. This event makes a huge difference in providing the funds needed to sustain Family Promise as the safe and successful sheltering program that it has become.
I was thinking about all the families we have served and putting together a few common traits. Each family brings strength and hope in the midst of crisis to our program, to our volunteers, to their own families. Our families are nurtured and encouraged, just by being accepted when they are in the worst point ever in their lives. Then, a transformation takes place once they see their situation changing while under the support of the network. The graduations we celebrate with families are designed to pause and celebrate triumph and blessing at a time when all seemed hopeless. This past month we have had two past guests volunteer for us, one graduate family donated office supplies, four families just called or stopped by to give us an update and say, 'thank you,' and one current family donated items they do not need during this transition time. Each month, we are reminded of the legacy our network is creating for families. Thank you, supporters, volunteers, and prayer warriors for your amazing work to provide amazing opportunities for families of Family Promise!