Family Promise Week: Open Houses
The week of Sunday, October 21 through Sunday, October 28 is Family Promise Week, a nationwide celebration of a movement that spans the country and includes over 200 Family Promise affiliates that encompass 6,000 congregations and 180,000 volunteers who have collectively served 700,000 individuals to date. In recognition of this event, we invite you for a tour of our new Day Center and a special program on one of the following dates:
Sunday, October 21 12:30-1, Tour 1-2, Program 2-2:30, Tour
Thursday, October 25 6-6:30, Tour 6:30-7:30, Program 7:30-8, Tour
Sunday, October 28 12:30-1, Tour 1-2, Program 2-2:30, Tour
5th Annual Keep the Promise Food Tasting & Auction: November 3, 2018
Bring your friends and colleagues to enjoy live entertainment and flavorful appetizers and desserts from local restaurants. The benefit auction will have something for everyone including luxurious vacation packages, Patriots, Celtics, Bruins, and Red Sox tickets, distillery tours, restaurant gift cards, and so much more. All proceeds from the event will help Family Promise Metrowest end the cycle of homelessness by providing shelter, meals, and professional services to families in need.
The event will be held at the Sheraton Hotel at 1657 Worcester Road in Framingham. Last year’s event sold out, so be sure to purchase your tickets early at www.501auctions.com/fpm. Early Bird tickets are now on sale. If you are unable to attend that night, you can register on the website to bid on auction items before and during the event.
Sip, Shop, and Give Back at Lyn Evans in Wellesley
Come join friends and kick off the holiday season with an evening of shopping and fun at the Lyn Evans store, 32 Church Street, Wellesley on November 15. More details to come.
photo credit by Rich Gastwirt
April 2018: Feels like Home Benefit Concert for Family Promise Metrowest
Concerts from the Heart and singer-songwriter Laura Vecchione partnered with Family Promise Metrowest for a benefit concert at The Center for the Arts in Natick (TCAN). The evening began with a reception featuring a slider bar by B.GOOD and desserts by Boston Gourmet Chefs. The evening was a wonderful success, introducing many attendees to Family Promise Metrowest for the first time.
April 2018: 9th Annual Walk to End Homelessness
Despite chilly temperatures over 600 walkers came out to support FPM and make a difference in the fight against homelessness. Thank you to the sponsors, walkers and individual donors who helped us surpass our goal of raising $160,000. It was a morning full of energy and enthusiasm!
October 2017: 4th Annual “Keep the Promise” Event
Our 4th Annual Keep the Promise event was held at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in Framingham. Over 350 guests joined us for an evening of delicious food tastings from local restaurants, musical performances, and live and silent auctions. Guests were entertained by auctioneer, Hank Morse. Over $155,000 was raised to support our programs.
April 2017: 8th Annual Walk to End Homelessness
The 2017 walkathon was a record-setting event for Family Promise Metrowest. We registered 1,000 attendees and raised over $155,000 to fund our Shelter and Transitional Living programs and Steps to Success, our comprehensive employment program. This incredible outcome was possible thanks to the generosity and enthusiastic support of our amazing network of donors and volunteers drawn from congregations, businesses, civic organizations, schools, and families across the state and beyond.
December 2016: Family Promise Metrowest Holiday Party
Our holiday party for present and former guests was a great success thanks to the generous support of MassBay Community College, Wayland High School, Natick High School Key Club, Newton Country Day, Dover–Sherborn High School, and Weston High School. The Day Center was transformed into a holiday wonderland with treats for all the senses. Our children were delighted to make gingerbread cookies, hear the talented musicians of the Walnut Hill School for the Arts, design crafts, sip cocoa, sing holiday songs, and enjoy a special visit from Santa.
November 2016: 3rd Annual “Keep the Promise” Event
Our Keep the Promise event is one of our two anchor fundraisers, raising critical operating expenses for our programs. The 2016 event, hosted at Temple Shir Tikva in Wayland, was a huge success, with a sell-out crowd of 400 guests enjoying delicious food from local restaurants, musical performances, and a live and silent auction of extraordinary donations. Over $90,000 was raised for our programs.
May 2017: Volunteer Leaders’ Appreciation Dinner
Our annual dinner celebrates our volunteer leaders, the backbone of Family Promise Metrowest. These individuals include the coordinators at our host congregations who oversee every facet of our shelter program and our Day Center volunteers who staff our office and support our guests on weekends. Students from Walnut Hill School for the Arts provided musical entertainment. We also celebrated graduating high school seniors for their dedication and service to our families. Judy Mongiardo, Network Coordinator, officiated the evening’s program.
May 2017: Laura Vecchione Album Release and Benefit Concert at TCAN
Laura Vecchione and her band took the stage for a sold-out crowd at The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN) to celebrate the official release of her newest album “Love Lead,” and proceeds from the event benefited Family Promise Metrowest. Musician Jodi Heights joined Laura to open this evening of inspirational music and dessert delicacies donated by Boston Gourmet Chefs.