Community Outreach Partner
In January and February, First Unitarian is partnering with Family Promise.
Family Promise of Greater Des Moines strives to create a safe, stable and nurturing environment for the children as well as to support the efforts of their parents in securing employment and housing. We partner with 14 host congregations, volunteers and donors to help homeless families with children find steady income and stable housing.
First Unitarian hosts 3 families, (up to 14 people) 4 times a year. We typically have around 35 volunteers providing over 200 hours of volunteer time to provide the families with a warm meal, comfortable bedrooms, friendly hospitality and safe place to sleep.
Family Promise Mission Statement: To mobilize our community to help homeless families achieve stable housing and income through compassionate care, hospitality and professional support.
Asks during this month: We could use new washable pillows, some towels, and more queen and twin blankets.
Family Promise is also supporting the Rethink Poverty workshop that is being hosted at First Unitarian Church on January 26th.
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