Family Promise Week 2019 Highlights
While National Donut day may get more attention, our celebration of Family Promise week was a success by all measures. After five years, Family Promise of Cobb County has made a significant impact on helping families return to independence. The hundreds of volunteers, volunteer hours, and meals served were recognized and celebrated all week. If you were not able to join us at any event, please check out the pictures, stories, and the video below of some of the ways our awesome network celebrated.
Recognition for Our Congregations and Volunteers
Our first event of Family Promise week was our volunteer coordinator meeting complete with cake. Our Volunteer Coordinators, along with the hundreds of volunteers at our congregations, make sure that our congregations and transitional homes are ready to welcome our families that lay their heads to rest in their space. Our volunteers are the heart and soul of our organization! Pictured below are the majority of our 2019 coordinators ensuring our two major programs, the Rotational Shelter and Transitional Housing, run without a hitch.
Graduates Give Back
Graduate families gave up their Saturday during FP week 2019 to work outside with our partner, Our Giving Garden, owner of the transitional house the Giving House. Our graduate families worked hard selling pumpkins, pulling weeds, and feeding the goats during their give back service day. They also provided a meal train for the newest family in the Giving House, supplying meals and support like only they know how.
Graduate Give Back
Zion's House of Blessings Dedication
Family Promise Week was capped off as Zion Baptist Church dedicated and opened our third transitional home on Sunday, October 27. How fitting that Zion Baptist Church was hosting our families during Family Promise Week!

"This house was originally in disrepair and we weren’t sure how to make use of it. God made it possible for us to use it for a family in crisis,” said Reverend Eric M. Beckham, pastor of Zion Baptist Church. “It is our exciting privilege and honor here at Zion to make this ongoing contribution to families valiantly confronting the crisis of homelessness in Cobb County. We are grateful for the ongoing partnership with Family Promise and the Cobb County CDBG in helping to make this awesome ministry possibility a reality."
After their Sunday service, congregants gathered for the ribbon cutting ceremony and walked through this renovated and fully furnished home in the heart of Marietta. This renovation has been a true labor of love!
Giving Day
Our first Giving Day was an absolute success. Our Affiliate raised $17,000 and won a $5,000 challenge grant from Belk. Thanks to all who donated and shared posts, raising awareness for the issue of family homelessness in our community.

We reached our Belk challenge goal with a donation from Tom and JoAnn Gotschall. They were inspired to donate money left to them by JoAnn's mother Lori Wyman, who passed away in June. Lori Wyman was a big community advocate. She spearheaded the funding and establishment (1984) of Indianapolis Dayspring Center/Homeless Shelter and worked as it's first executive director. Dayspring is still active today serving hundreds of families every year. Tom and JoAnn were grateful to continue Lori's legacy of caring for families experiencing homelessness.
Thanks to all who play a part in supporting families in our community 💛
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