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Family Promise of San Gabriel Valley

Family Promise of San Gabriel Valley

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Family Promise of San Gabriel Valley is an interfaith hospitality network of congregations that provide temporary short term food and shelter through host congregations, supporting congregations, and individual volunteers to transitionally homeless families in our community. http://fpsgv.org/

 

2018 Hosting Schedule

Mark your calendars NOW so you can reserve time to volunteer for the following hosting opportunity in 2018:

  • January 27 - February 2
  • April 28 - May 4
  • June 21 -27
  • October 20 -26

2018 Hosting Opportunities

 

You can make a difference in the lives of transitionally homeless families in our community by volunteering in any one of the following capacities:

  • Dinner Hosts - Prepare to feed up to 20 people (14 guests + 6 volunteers for dinner). This is a great opportunity for fellowship groups and a team of close friends to prepare, serve, and enjoy a great meal with our guest families.  Click on the following file for more detail:  Family_Promise_Dinner_Hosts_Ver_4.pdf
  • Evening Hosts - Make our guest families feel welcome, coordinate evening activities, and addresses issues as they come up. This is an active role to lead the evening’s events.  Click on the following file for more detail:  Family_Promise_Evening_Hosts_Ver_4.pdf
  • Overnight Hosts – Make our guest families feel safe and address issues that may come up by sleeping over in a room close to our guest families.  Click on the following file for more detail:  Family_Promise_Overnight_Hosts_Ver_4.pdf

  

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Other Volunteer Opportunities exist to apply your talents and skills. They include:

  • Activities – Assist our Activities Coordinator with preparing crafts and games and helping with homework.
  • Laundry – Wash, fold, inventory, and store bedding in preparation for the next visit.
  • Set Up and Take Down – Convert the Youth Game Room upstairs in Wesley Hall to receive our guest families. Convert the temporary guest quarters back to a game room.
  • Supplies – Inventory supplies after each visit and purchase new supplies for the next visit.

 

The History of Family Promise of San Gabriel Valley at Good Shepherd

In early 2014, the Church of the Good Shepherd applied to Family Promise of San Gabriel Valley to become a host congregation and was readily accepted. Forming a Family Promise Coordinating Team, Richard Vethamani applied for a Church of the Good Shepherd Foundation, Inc. grant in January of 2014 to provide funding for buying the necessary hosting supplies.

 

FP Christmas 2014With the grant approval, supplies were bought and space in the Youth Game Room upstairs in Wesley Hall was prepared to receive our guest families. Volunteers were recruited and trained in anticipation of hosting our first group of three families in September of 2014.

 

Our September experience was so spiritually satisfying that Good Shepherd volunteered to be the host congregation for Christmas week of 2014.  67 volunteers contributed 391-hours to make Christmas happen for our two guest families!

  

Contacts

For more information, please contact Richard Vethamani , Team Leader:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">

 


 

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400 W. Duarte Rd Arcadia, CA 91007      info@cgsum.org      (626) 447-2181
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