Wednesday, December 28, 2011

November & December Donations Appreciation

Thanks to all of the individuals and organizations that donated to Family Promise in November & December - you are making a difference for homeless children and families in Northern New Castle County!  Here is a list of the organizations that contributed:

Artisans' Bank
Hockessin United Methodist Church
Limestone Presbyterian Church
Marshallton United Methodist Church
Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
St. Philip's Lutheran Church
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
Trinity Community Church
White Clay Creek Presbyterian Church

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Open House & Opus One

Meet the New Executive Director

You're invited to a Holiday Open House to meet Carolyn Gordon, our new Executive Director.  If you haven't been to the Family Promise Center before you can also take a tour.  Punch and cookies will be provided!  Please come welcome Carolyn to the family!

WHEN: Sunday, December 11, 2011 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm
WHERE:  The Family Promise Center - 2104 St. James Church Road, Wilmington

Opus One Concert

After the Open House, consider attending the Opus One concert at St. James Episcopal Church - right next door to the Family Promise Center!  It's recommended that you purchase tickets in advance.  A portion of the ticket sales will benefit Family Promise.  Thank you, St. James!  Here are all the details!

A Musical Christmas Story

“Sing Joy,”  a musical rendition of the Christmas story using contemporary music selections, will be presented on Sunday, December 18, at 7:00pm at White Clay Creek Church, 15 Polly Drummond Hill Road, Newark.   The program is free and open to all.  A love offering will be taken for Family Promise, a local ministry to homeless families.  Handicapped accessible.  Contact the Church Office at (302) 737-2100 with questions.

New Congregation!

We welcome Skyline United Methodist Church to the Family Promise network!  In the words of congregational coordinator Vicki Gordon-Stith:

 "Skyline takes great joy in joining the Family Promise team! As a congregation, we emphasize Radical Hospitality and Vital Spirituality and hosting families in our facilities allows us to live that radical hospitality in a way that we trust will nurture us spiritually. We look forward to learning the process and growing in faith through this life-giving mission."

Friday, November 11, 2011

New Executive Director For Family Promise!

Carolyn Gordon has joined Family Promise as our new Executive Director! She comes to us with tremendous experience, capability and enthusiasm for our mission.  Carolyn can be reached by calling the FP center or email:

Please feel free to stop by the FP Center during working hours to say hello. She also will be reaching out to meet others in the community and the wonderful volunteers in our congregations.

We also would like to thank Merrie Bailey who has served as interim ED for much of 2011. She has provided tremendous contribution to FP during this period, with particular strides in increasing the successful housing & job placement of our families. Thank you Merrie!

Carolyn Gordon Bio:

Carolyn Gordon is bringing to Family Promise over eight years of experience working in the non-profit sector. She has held a variety of roles including manager of a regional crisis hotline, direct care for adults with developmental disabilities, and case manager for at-risk youth. She has a MSW and an undergraduate degree in Psychology.

For the past four years she has created and managed Social Enterprise programming. Social Enterprises are small businesses that have a double bottom line: to hit earned revenue benchmarks while having a social mission. Her particular enterprise experience involved managing a retail and online bookstore, farmers market and a café that all served as job training for at-risk young adults. As a result, not only did she generate positive outcomes and receive political and media attention, she prides herself in making a mean latte and has an extensive personal library!

Under her leadership, youth served doubled and over 80% of the clients transitioned on successfully to full time employment and/or education endeavors. Additionally, funding was secured for the next four years and earned revenue increased each month. The outstanding outcomes she witnessed were due, in part, to supervising a tremendous group of volunteers and garnering resources from local congregations, businesses and schools.

She is very excited to bring her program development and evaluation expertise, case management experience and enthusiasm to Family Promise. She looks forward to helping the families of Family Promise achieve self-sufficiency.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

September & October Donations Appreciation

Thanks to all of the individuals and organizations that donated to Family Promise in September & October - you are making a difference for homeless children and families in Northern New Castle County!  Here is a list of the organizations that contributed:

Grace Lutheran Church
Hockessin United Methodist Church
Limestone Presbyterian Church
Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
St. John the Beloved Catholic Church
St. Philip's Lutheran Church
Trinity Community Church
White Clay Creek Presbyterian Church

Thank you Reybold Self Storage!

"Family Promise has acquired some storage space through the generosity of Reybold Self Storage of Newark!  So if you are looking to donate some furniture that is in good to great shape, we now have the ability to store it until the next families graduate. So feel free to contact the Day Center at 998-2222 if you'd like to donate any furniture items. Please take a picture of the items and email  to us at"  We still need all the help we can get transporting items to the storage unit."

Community Thanksgiving Service - Wednesday Nov 23rd, 7:30pm

Join us for a
Community Thanksgiving Service
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
at White Clay Creek Presbyterian Church
15 Polly Drummond Hill Road, Newark
Rev. Steven Brundage (First Presbyterian) will preach from
Deuteronomy 26:1-11, sermon title “Family Stories”
Two offerings will be received:
Non-perishable food donations to benefit Delaware Food Bank
Monetary donations to benefit Family Promise
Participating churches:
Church of the Resurrection
Ebenezer Methodist Church
First Presbyterian Church, Newark
White Clay Creek Presbyterian Church



Friday, October 7, 2011

Box City 2011 A Great Success!

Thank you to everyone that supported Box City 2011! $9000 was raised for Family Promise in the first year of this event. Eighty-six participants attended from 14 organizations (plus 36 volunteers) and many slept outside, despite the rain. People of all ages and faiths joined together to help homeless families. We think the event was a great success and thank Hockessin United Methodist Church for use of their facility!

The program consisted of:
• Comments by Senator Chris Coons, Representative John Carney, and Secretary of Health Social Services Rita Landgraf. They talked about the importance of what Family Promise does. NCC Council President Tom Kovach attended as well.
• Entertainment provided by Ray Seemans and Ross Troy, Kiki Marshall, and Lori Citro. Kiki is in 9th grade and attends Presbyterian Church of the Covenant; her peers were dancing the whole time she was singing!
• The youth of Grace Lutheran leading a worship service with a candle lighting ceremony and everyone saying their version of the Lord’s Prayer together.
• Awards given for the box decorating contest and the group that raised the most money. Congrats to Hockessin United Methodist for raising the most money! The individuals that raised the most money were Jon and Nicole Coady of White Clay Creek Presbyterian. They were named the Mayors of Box City!

By 11:00pm the rain had stopped and although our boxes and bedding were a little soggy, we braved the night. When we told Claas Ehlers of Family Promise national about our weather he said that inclement weather is the best way to experience a Box City! Although most Family Promise clients haven’t slept outside in a box, many have slept in their car or the floor at the houses of friends and family. It goes without saying that we are all more thankful for our warm, dry, quiet homes and soft beds. We hope you’ll join us next year to bond with others in God’s family and “Give up your bed… to change a child’s life.”

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Family Promise "Box City" video starring Kymm Hockman & Ken Grant!

United Way Information

This time of year we are putting a major emphasis on United Way giving.  If you give through the United Way at your employer, please consider designating Family Promise of Northern New Castle County as a recipient.  Our United Way of Delaware write-in code is 12433.  We also have a flyer for posting at this link access the file directly by clicking this link.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Family Promise "Box City" Information & Links

Cardboard Box City Sets Up In Delaware - Sleep Out For The Homeless

A Cardboard Box City event will be held by Family Promise of Northern New Castle County from September 30 at 6pm to October 1 at 7am at Hockessin United Methodist Church. Anyone with a heart for homeless families may attend, however registration and payment of the registration fee is required by September 19.  The event is being held as a fundraiser and in an effort to bring  box cityawareness to the problem of family homelessness.  Each participant is asked to raise at least $100 for Family Promise.  The event will consist of sleeping out in cardboard boxes, a box decorating contest, live music, games, an interfaith worship service, and a Soup Kitchen.  Participants may only bring their box, sleeping bag, pillow and toothbrush.  Sleeping in a box might not be for everyone.  As such, "virtual residents" can register, attend for the evening activities and not sleep out.  Go to for details and to register.
WHAT: Cardboard City Event - sleep out for homeless families
WHEN: Friday September 30 - Saturday October 1
WHERE: Hockessin United Methodist Church 

The event Chairperson, Kim McWatters, states, "We are planning for hundreds of participants to sleep out for the homeless.  Although other Family Promise affiliates have held Box City events before, this is our first year doing so.  We are very excited to have so many people pull together to fight family homelessness.  It should be a safe, fun, and rewarding event for everyone that participates!"

Family Promise of NNCC helps homeless families with children move toward lasting independence, by providing a safe place to eat and sleep, intensive case management, life skills training, support, and encouragement.  Family Promise is a community of faith-based congregations, volunteers and homeless families.  The organization is an affiliate of the national Family Promise organization, with 165 affiliates in 41 states.  There are approximately 6,000 individuals in Delaware who are homeless each year and 2,700 of them are children.

If you'd give up your bed for a night, to help a homeless child, consider joining in the Cardboard Box City event for Family Promise of NNCC on September 30th in Hockessin.  Go to before September 19th for details and to register. 

Flyer for Box City
Consent form


Cardboard Box City 2009 
Cardboard Box City 2009

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Family Promise 3rd Quarter Newsletter

Our 3rd Quarter Newsletter is out!  Here you'll find updates on staff, new Board members, new Congregations, updates on Families, Box City and more!  All in a convenient printable flyer suitable for Church bulletin inserts.  You can find the new Newsletter here.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

July & August Donations Appreciation

Thanks to all of the individuals and organizations that donated to Family Promise in July & August - you are making a difference for homeless children and families in Northern New Castle County!  Here is a list of the organizations that contributed in July & August:

Bank of America
JP Morgan Chase
New Castle County
New Castle Presbytery Speer Trust
St. Philip's Lutheran Church
Trinity Community Church
White Clay Creek Presbyterian Church

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

May & June Donations Appreciation

Thanks to all of the individuals and organizations that donated to Family Promise in May & June- you are making a difference for homeless children and families in Northern New Castle County!  Here is a list of the organizations that contributed in May & June:

New Castle County
Prudential Foundation
St. Philip's Lutheran Church
White Clay Creek Presbyterian Church

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Would you give up your bed for one night?

Many volunteers and supporters of Family Promise will be!  Join us for a "Box City" event.  We'll be sleeping in cardboard boxes to shine light on the plight of homeless families, and to experience just a taste of it ourselves.  Please join us!

Flyer attached at link here

Would you give up your bed for a night…
If doing so could change a child’s life?
… What if it could change yours?

Anyone who has a heart for homeless families: individuals, families, youth groups, etc. Youth under the age of 18 must have a chaperone that is over age 21.

Each participant raises at least $100 in contributions and sleeps overnight in a cardboard box “home” as a resident of our Box City in order to raise awareness of homeless families in our community. There will be activities, entertainment, and food for participants.

“Virtual” residents can participate as well – raise $100, enjoy the evening activities, leave at 10 pm and sleep at home.

There is also a $20 registration fee for all participants.

Friday, September 30th at 6 pm until Saturday, October 1st at 7 am.


Cardboard Box City will be held in the parking lot of Hockessin United Methodist Church, 7250 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707.

More information and forms will be available on our website soon.
Or contact us at

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Family Promise Newsletter

Here is the latest Family Promise Newsletter.  Thanks to all who live our their faith to serve our homeless children and families!

Click on this link for the newsletter

Friday, May 20, 2011

Congregations helping Family Promise Hosts

Chippey AUM Church participated in the Hockessin United Methodist Church's recent hosting week by preparing & serving a meal to the families.
Presbyterian Church of the Covenant’s youth group is helping White Clay Creek Presbyterian with dinner & activities on during their May hosting week.

New Support Congregation

We welcome a new support congregation:  Impact Family Worship Center.  Pastor Sean Lee of Impact Family Worship Center, Inc.  They will be supporting Hockessin Baptist Church. Welcome aboard!

Transportation Help Needed

Family Promise has a need for “On Call” drivers to drive clients to job interviews and appointments.  Please contact them at 998-2222 or if you can help.  They’ll call as needed and if you can help, great… if not, maybe next time.

Speaker's Bureau

We love sharing the Family Promise message in the community!  A Board member recently spoke at all three services at Hockessin UMC.  We’ve also been invited to speak at a Quota Organization meeting in June.  Please contact us at if we can speak to your congregation, missions committee, or community organization.

Box City Event - Save the Date!

Family Promise of NNCC will hold our first Box City Event on September 30th at Hockessin United Methodist Church.  Participants will sleep out all night in cardboard boxes in an effort to raise awareness about homeless families, as well as raise funds for our network.  We encourage all of our congregations to participate and community organizations will also be invited.  We are planning for at least 200 participants.  Additional details will be provided as the event gets closer.  If you have any questions or want to get involved with planning the event, please contact us at

Apartment Angels Choose a FP Client Family!

The Apartment Angels Program has awarded the Broomer Family SIX months of rent, free of charge.  The Program was created so that families selected who may have been affected by a particular crisis in their lives, will have time to reposition themselves financially.

The Broomers came to Family Promise last February after they experienced a fire which destroyed literally everything they owned.  They came to us with the clothes that their church had given them and nothing more.  You could say, it was a “blessing in disguise” when they arrived on our doorstep. They came to us with innate leadership and parenting skills.  Also, as can happen, when families who did not ask to live with each other have disagreements, the Broomers are always able to stay neutral and do not get involved.  I have often heard them say, “We treat others as we would like to be treated”. In essence, the Broomers have been a role model since day one.

Mom, Charyce Broomer, is the House Manager at Family Promise “buttoning down the hatches” every night before the families leave for the churches.  Larry, Sr. is the “floor guy” keeping both the kitchen, and wood floors spotless.  Of course, Larry, Jr. (4yrs) and little Nevaeh (1yr) are a delight.  We all adore Nevaeh’s little Miss America hand-wave as she goes past our offices.  She also closes our doors if we look busy, pretty perceptive for a 1yr. old!  What is most admirable is that they are always appreciative for anything, no matter how small or how large it is, and they make sure you know.   So, we will miss this little family when they leave Family Promise in the next couple weeks.  Keep them in your prayers that God will continue to support them in the days ahead.

Merrie Bailey, Interim ED

Saturday, April 30, 2011

April Donations Appreciation

Thanks to all of the individuals and organizations that donated to Family Promise in April - you are making a difference for homeless children and families in Northern New Castle County!  Here is a list of the organizations that contributed this month:

Hockessin United Methodist Church
JP Morgan Chase
New Castle County
St. Philip's Lutheran Church
Trinity Community Church
White Clay Creek Presbyterian Church

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Executive Director Job Posting - Deadline Extension

Family Promise is searching for an Executive Director.  If you know someone who is interested & qualified, let us know!

Executive Director Job Objective
To coordinate the program components of the Family Promise Network—host congregations, volunteers, referring and supporting agencies, Family Promise Center, and transportation—for the effective provision of services to homeless guests and to provide case management to homeless families.

Detailed job description is available at this link
(note: deadline referenced in job description is extended until Friday, April 29th)

Application Instructions
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Joann Temple, Program Assistant, via email at This posting closes on Friday, April 29th at 5 pm EDT. All applicants will be notified when the position has been filled.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

New Castle County Community Band Concert

Sunday, May 1 @ 3pm. White Clay Creek Church, 15 Polly Drummond Hill Road, Newark. Free and Open to the Public. A Goodwill Offering will be taken for Family Promise of Northern New Castle County, a local non-profit that assists homeless families. The New Castle County Community Band, under the direction of Carroll Humphrey, is comprised of 60 musicians – from teenagers to those in their 80’s.

Click here for the flyer.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

March Donations Appreciation

Thanks to all of the individuals and organizations that donated to Family Promise in January - you are making a difference for homeless children and families in Northern New Castle County!  Here is a list of the organizations that contributed this month:

Hockessin United Methodist Church
New Castle County
St. John the Beloved Catholic Church
St. Philip's Lutheran Church
Trinity Community Church
White Clay Creek Presbyterian Church

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Serve Family Promise on a Committee

Family Promise of Northern New Castle County has six committees that report into the Board of Directors:  Development, Case Management, Personnel, Congregational Coordination & Recruiting, Finance, and Planning & Evaluation.  Currently, we have openings on the Development Committee.  Would you be willing to serve on this committee?  You don’t have to be an expert!  This is an excellent opportunity to gain skills that can be applied to work or life.

                        Development Committee
-       Serve a minimum of one year
-       Attend regular meetings held via conference call
-       Assist in any of the following areas:  grant writing, leading fundraising events, writing/sending mass appeal letters, networking with corporations or funders. 

Please contact Kim McWatters, Board Member and Development Committee Chair, at if you’d like to discuss this opportunity further.  If you’d like to find out more about other committees or any opportunities with Family Promise, please contact our office at

1st Quarter 2011 Newsletter

Our 1st Quarter 2011 Newsletter is available! Just click on this link here.  It is in a form suitable for printing and inserting into church brochures.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Annual Luncheon and Silent Auction

  Thank You for participating in our Annual Luncheon and Silent Auction on February 26th. Over 130 people attended and learned how Family Promise® has improved the lives of local homeless families in its first year of operation. The event brought in $16,500 of support for our programs! The support of the auction donors, attendees, and volunteers was absolutely wonderful!

Volunteer Role Call

We need to assemble a list of people that we can call for help with rides, child care, fixing things, and moving furniture. Can you be on this list? We’ll contact you and if you can’t help this time, that’s fine… we’ll call the next person on the list. Maybe you can only help once a month or once a quarter, that’s OK! Services are generally needed Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm. Please contact us at if we can put you on the list!
  • Rides: Provide rides to doctor appointments, State Service Center appointments, job interviews, etc. Last week a guest had to take 4 buses to get to an appointment! Giving in this area is a blessing during a stressful time.
  • Childcare: Watch a child at the Day Center while their parent attends an appointment or interview.
  • Handyperson: Fix little things that break- a bed, a door, a chair, a toilet. We want the Center to be nice and safe.
  • Moving: Do you have a truck and can you help when a family moves into a new home? That’s a day you want to be a part of!

Tackling the Tough Skills

We’ve invested in a Life Skills training course for our guests. Please contact us at if you would be interested in helping lead a portion of the course. We plan to hold it at the congregations, on a week night, and all guests would attend. Here’s an overview of the topics. Maybe one of them is calling to you?

Attitude: A state of mind, Humor, Self-Talk, Strengths, Stress

Responsibility: We have a choice, Respect, Commitment

Communication: Listening, Body language, Conflict resolution, Anger management

Problem Solving: Be creative, Working together, Time management

Preparing for the Workforce: The career path, Job search, Interview

Friday, February 25, 2011

1st Anniversary Luncheon Silent Auction Merchants

Please support these merchants who graciously provided goods and services for today’s auction.

AGN Leather
AmberShader Photography
Bella Vista Trattoria
Benincasa Gallery and Gift Shop
California Pizza Kitchen
Colombo Studios
Corrective Chiropractic
Curt Zang, Accountant
Homeowners Helping Hands
Lincoln Oil
Madeline’s Italian Restaurant
National Income Tax Service
Newark Tire and Service
Newark ToyataWorld
Paws Aboard, LLC
Pike Creek Roasterie
Soffritto Italian Grill

1st Anniversary Luncheon Sponsoring Businesses

Thanks to these businesses that have helped to make our 1st Anniversary Family Promise Luncheon a success!

Pike Creek Roasterie
Allston Stiles Design
Homeowners Helping Hands
Prestige Paper and Equipment Company

February Donations Appreciation

Thanks to all of the individuals and organizations that donated to Family Promise in January - you are making a difference for homeless children and families in Northern New Castle County!  Here is a list of the organizations that contributed this month:

Limestone Presbyterian Church
St. James Mill Creek Episcopal Church
St. Philip's Lutheran Church
Westminster Presbyterian Church
White Clay Creek Presbyterian Church

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Berea Presbyterian Church joins as 13th host congregation!

We are excited to announce that Berea Presbyterian Church has officially joined the Family Promise network as our 13th host congregation!  This now provides our homeless children and families with 13 host congregations that fill out our hosting schedule (13 congregations, each hosting 4 times per year complete the 52-week cycle).

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Welcome Joann Temple

I began my administrative career at DuPont in the Photo Products Department.  Here I enjoyed streamlining operations and providing quality customer service.  Troubleshooting problems and developing innovative solutions seem to be part of my nature.  I have always liked challenges.

My spirit of volunteering began at DuPont Pharmaceuticals.  I volunteered for various opportunities within Special Olympics.  Through United Way, Days of Caring, I had the opportunity to work with the Emmaus House and other non-profit agencies.  I am a volunteer at Kelly Heinz Grundner Brain Tumor Foundation.  I am currently on the Board of Directors at Freedom Center for Independent Living.  I am also an active member of Immanuel Episcopal Church On The Green in New Castle, DE.

My husband, Joe, is employed by Siemens as a Production Specialist.  We have 1 daughter, Kirsten, who is a stay-at-home Mom, and is actively involved with the Kelly Heinz Grundner Brain Tumor Foundation.  Our beloved daughter, Elizabeth, passed away in 2007 from Brain Cancer, at the age of 27.  She is sorely missed.  We have four beautiful grandsons, with a new grandbaby on the way.

I am very excited about my being selected as the Program Assistant for Family Promise.  It is impossible not to be inspired by the families.  I can’t wait to research all the things they need to get back on their feet.  It will be my pleasure in this job to support the existing programs for the families, but also to create some new ones that will bring lasting improvements to their lives.

Meet Merrie Bailey

My career began in social work which included being a community organizer involved with employment issues focusing on targeted hiring legislation, housing for the poor and medical benefits for the elderly.

For the last 25 years I was Executive Director of First State Project With Industry (FSPWI) providing career development and job placement for Delawareans with disabilities.  As a start-up ED, I assembled a Board of Directors from Delaware’s top-notch businesses, universities, and government agencies.  I spearheaded the development of all fund raising, program development,  grant writing, and public relations for the agency.  We opened three offices statewide.

I was head of Pastoral Care establishing an outreach program in the Episcopal Church after our parish received a bequest of $3 million.  I was also honored to be elected member of the Diocesan Council of the Episcopal Church in Wilmington.

For over 25 years I have been a Eucharistic Minister at the Christiana Care Hospital both in the Episcopal Church and most recently in the Catholic Church.  My church involvement has consisted of primarily of hands-on social ministry.  I established a 24/7 Telephone ministry for the “poorest of the poor.”  Other ministries included an Advocacy Network for the poor and supporting the church’s participation with Emmanuel Dining Room, Friendship House, San Marco ministry in Guatemala and Journey to Justice/Voices without Borders in Wilmington.

My husband is currently a Deacon at St. John the Beloved Church, retired from DuPont.  We have 3 children.

Family Promise Organization Announcement

The Board of Directors of Family Promise of Northern New Castle County has named Merrie Bailey as Interim Executive Director.  Merrie is on the Board of Directors for Family Promise and has many years of non-profit leadership experience.  We thank Tamikah Gowans for her service at Family Promise during this very busy start-up year and wish her well in her future endeavors.  We are in the process of searching for a new Executive Director.

Also, we welcome Joann Temple as Program Assistant for Family Promise.  She comes to us with a wealth of experience both in the corporate world and as a volunteer with nonprofit agencies. 

Monday, January 31, 2011

January Donations Appreciation

Thanks to all of the individuals and organizations that donated to Family Promise in January - you are making a difference for homeless children and families in Northern New Castle County!  Here is a list of the organizations that contributed this month:

Grace Lutheran Church
St. Philip's Lutheran Church
Trinity Community Church
Wells Fargo Advisors LLC
Westminster Presbyterian Church

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Celebrate A Year Of Promises Kept

Please join us for the Family Promise of Northern New Castle County Annual Luncheon & Silent Auction.
Saturday, February 26, 2011 from 11am - 2 pm

11:00 Hors d'oeuvres & silent auction
12:00 Luncheon
1:00 Program including Keynote Speaker Claas Ehlers from the national Family Promise organization

Westminster Presbyterian Church, Community Hall
1506 W. 13th Street (parking in lot at 13th & Rodney Streets), Wilmington DE - Enter at blue doors

Reservations required by February 18
Purchase tickets for $20:
- At our website: (click on button in top/left and pay via Paypal)
- Via email/mail: Email us at and they send a check to Family Promise of NNCC, 2104 St. James Church Rd, Wilmington, DE 19808

Contact us at 302-998-2222 with any questions.

DuPont Diversity Choir Concert of Spirituals & Community Potluck Dinner

DuPont Diversity Choir Concert of Spirituals

& Community Potluck Dinner

Saturday, February 5th

6:00 p.m. Potluck Dinner & 7:00 p.m. Concert

Limestone Presbyterian Church,

3201 Limestone Road, Wilmington, DE

A Benefit Concert (freewill offering) for

Family Promise’s Ministry for Homeless Children & Families

The DuPont Diversity Choir was formed in 1991 by volunteers to sing for the DuPont celebration in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The 45 choir members differ in age, ethnic and religious background, and occupation, but have in common a desire to make a joyful noise in support of Dr. King's dream. Please invite your family and friends to this wonderful evening concert of spirituals starting at 7:00 p.m. in the newly refreshed sanctuary of Limestone Presbyterian Church.

You are invited to come early for a community potluck supper at 6:00 p.m. Bring a main dish, salad or dessert to share and enjoy a feast with friends and neighbors.

A freewill offering at the concert will go to support Family Promise’s work for the homeless children and their families in New Castle County. You can learn more about this group supported by 17 area churches at

Since its formation the DuPont Diversity Choir has sung for numerous corporate events, as well as at community events sponsored by organizations like the Music School of Delaware, the Festival of Spirituals, the Kennett Symphony of Chester County and the City of Wilmington. The choir is under the direction of C. Lawler Rogers, Sr. who has had a distinguished career as a music educator, arts administrator, performer, conductor, and organizer and promoter of multicultural activities. He is familiar to many in this area as the Supervisor of Fine Arts for the Brandywine School District until his retirement in 1998. He has conducted numerous groups, including The Ardensingers, The Brandywiners, Ltd. and OperaDelaware, and conducted the composition “Hallelujah Handel” with the Delaware Symphony Orchestra. He was honored with the Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts in the category of Arts Education in 2000 and the Christi Award for outstanding achievement in Arts Education in 2005.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Family Promise Luncheon - Requests for Donations

An invitation will be forthcoming for the Family Promise® of Northern New Castle County’s Annual Fundraising Luncheon and Silent Auction, which will be held on Saturday, February, 26, 2011 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Wilmington.
In the meantime, would you, a group you are involved with, and/or your business be able to help us with this event by providing a donation for the Silent Auction and/or financial support to defray auction expenses?

Donate an Item
A product or service donated could represent hundreds of dollars in auction funds raised.  Please fill out the attached form and return to us.  Be sure to include any details about the item and the market value so we can include an accurate description for potential bidders.

·  Contact Kathy Hunsicker at with any questions
·  Return the attached form and notify Kathy of any basket themes by Feb 1 @
·  Donations can be dropped off to the Center Feb. 7-18.  If items need to be picked up by Kathy please contact her with specific needs.

Provide Financial Support

Would your business provide financial donations of $100 to $1000 to help defray the costs of the event?  All merchants that provide financial support to defray auction costs, or donate an item for the auction, will receive recognition in our event Program as well as on our website and blog.  Please fill out the form at this link and return to us.

The proceeds from this event will be used to support the Family Promise program.  Family Promise is a 501(c)(3) entity; your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.  We thank you in advance for your support. 

Saturday, January 1, 2011

December Donations Apprecation

Thanks to all of the individuals and organizations that donated to Family Promise in 2010 - you are making a difference for homeless children and families in Northern New Castle County!  Here is a list of the organizations that contributed in December:

Grace Lutheran Church
The Leoni Family Foundation Fund
St. Philip's Lutheran Church
The Chichester duPont Foundation
Trinity Community Church
White Clay Creek Presbyterian Church