Idaho Gives is a special day for philanthropy across Idaho and a special opportunity for supporters of Family Promise.
Thursday, May 1 is a day for Idahoans to come together with one voice in support of nonprofits, big and small. It is also a day for you to donate to your favorite cause (hopefully that's us) and share in the excitement!
HOW IT WORKS
On May 1, 2014, donate to your favorite nonprofit anytime from 12:00am to 11:59pm MDT. To make it fun, Idaho Gives will offer cash prizes from their sponsors which will be awarded throughout the day! Whether you schedule your donation early or plan to give on the day, go to IdahoGives.org on May 1st to be part of fun.
Family Promise of North Idaho Golf and Walk is a significant funding source for our organization. Come join us in an exciting, one-day family-focused
18 hole scramble golf event with a family walk-a-thon.
Location: Coeur d’Alene Public Golf Club
Date and Time: Friday, May 16
The way it works is: You collect financial pledges from friends and family. Through your fundraising efforts, you help Family Promise sustain its life changing program for homeless families with children. The payback for you is knowing you have been of service to others. Not only that, you earn a free day of golf or afternoon walk for yourself. It's a win/win. Register Now or Contribute. Either way, your participation helps. Thanks.
Find out more at Champion Events.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Tuesday, April 15, at 5:30 p.m. at Paddy’s Sports Bar we will kick off our annual Golf and Walk event.
Come join us for a taco buffet and no-host bar to
register for this Champion Events golf fundraiser. We will have laptops available for online registration for both golfers and walkers.
Friday, May 16, at Coeur d’Alene Public Golf
Course, we will hold the Golf and Walk Event itself.
We are looking for teams of four to play a scramble and fundraise. Not much of a golfer? Then, you can walk the course after the golf event. Either way, you can participate by collecting pledges for your effort.
But beyond a fun evening of food, door prizes and fellowship, you can learn about Family Promise of North Idaho and how you can help raise funds to
help with operational costs.
This month, we looked at our goals for the coming year.
We committed to:
- keeping our guest load at 80% capacity
- continuing our funding efforts to maintain sustainability upgrading our software (and)
- retrofitting our day center to include showers and a washer/dryer set
These are operational goals but as always our main thoughts and plans are for our guests. Which is to help them become citizens who are employed, self-sustaining, and housed.
In order to meet our goals, we need to be recognized! So our plan is to go to more
Kiwanis, Rotary, and other club meetings. We will get to Post Falls Days, Rathdrum Days,
Hayden Days, Fourth of July Parades, Art on the Green, and other events. We will be
wearing our FPNI shirts and handing out brochures!! Watch for us!
Family Promise has the privilege of welcoming new life into the program. This month we were excited to welcome a healthy pair of twins who have come home to grace our member churches and day center. The entire family, who are grateful for the support and the safe delivery, are healthy and working to adjust to the new additions. When I open, a proud older sister will bring me a baby to hold each morning. What a pleasure!
I am so proud of our volunteers for rising to the extra challenge of babies, or preschoolers or really children of any age! In this network we are side by side with families who are working tremendously hard to get back on their feet. Melissa, our Family Service Coordinator, is working on S.M.A.R.T. goals with each family. S.M.A.R.T. refers to a methodology for setting goals which are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-Framed. The families work together with Melissa to identify their top sustainability goals and make an aggressive plan to achieve them. All this, while the parents are working to solidify childcare, do health checks for the entire family, become job ready, set up a payee, learn transportation options, get on several housing lists, and work through the effects of becoming homeless. The families who are accepted into Family Promise are agreeing to come into three months of extensive change, transition and growth. This is no easy task and we commend those willing to take this on in the knowledge that it will help them help their family. We won’t let them fail.
Thank you for supporting these families with your time and donations. And we are especially grateful that you take a few extra minutes with the kids to encourage them through this time of change for their family!