Community Makes Holidays Brighter For Families Experiencing Homelessness

Updated December 14, 2018
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The following press release was shared to us by Family Promise of Northern New Castle County. This non-profit works to prevent and end homelessness for families with children.

 

Holiday gift pick-up for 60+ families will inaugurate new homeless shelter for families.

 

Wilmington — December 13, 2018 — The holidays will be a little brighter for more than 60 families who have experienced homelessness this year.

 

Local companies and congregations have partnered with Family Promise® of Northern New Castle County to provide holiday gifts for more than 260 individual children & parents.

 

They will be picking up their gifts at Family Promise® NNCC’s new Hospitality Center. This facility opened just two weeks ago and accomplished something rare: It created 20 brand-new shelter spaces for up to 6 families experiencing homelessness.

 

Within 24 hours, the Hospitality Center was completely full — illustrating the need in a state where 1 in 30 kids experience homelessness each year. The holiday gift pick-up is the first public event at the Hospitality Center.

 

“We’re so grateful to all of our community partners that enabled us to open the new Hospitality Center and that are providing some holiday joy to families we’ve served this year,” said Carolyn Gordon, Executive Director of Family Promise® NNCC. “As an organization dedicated to serving all families, regardless of their size or composition, we know that these efforts are already making a difference in the lives of hundreds of families.”

 

All of next week’s gift recipients were served by Family Promise® NNCC this year. Several are still experiencing homelessness, including some that are currently staying at the new Hospitality Center. Others successfully overcame homelessness this year and are now living in their own homes — but still could use some help to make the holidays even more festive.

 

Holiday Gift Pick-Up is open to the media.

See the information below if interested:

  • Date: Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018
  • Time: 10 am – 4 pm
  • Executive Director to speak and introduce the event at 10 am
  • Families will pick up holiday gifts beginning at 10 am
  • Location: Hospitality Center at Family Promise® of Northern New Castle County
    2501 Milltown Road, Wilmington DE 19808

 

Community partners for this holiday gift initiative include Rise, the City of Newark, Citi, JPMorgan Chase, Congregation Beth Emeth, New Life Christian Center International, Epic Research, and DiSabatino Landscaping and Tree Care.

 

About Family Promise® of Northern New Castle County: Family Promise® NNCC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to preventing and ending homelessness for families.

 

See some of the gifts and gift givers below:

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