KEYS OF HOPE
CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF HOPE
THURSDAY, MAY 11 AT THE LINCOLN CENTER
THE CELEBRATION EVENT
THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2017
LINCOLN CENTER
6:00 PM
$50/PERSON
SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE
Generously Underwritten by Viren and Associates
Thursday, May 11 2017-6:00pm
Join us for a Italian dinner, drinks and wonderful dessert at this epic location in the heart of Spokane.
Founder of Family Promise
Karen will be joining us from New Jersey to celebrate with us and share her story of how Family Promise started.
Reserve your seat today
$50/person, $400/church table or one of three options for business sponsorships.
Learn about our heroes
Learn the story of the heroes who pioneered Family Promise from its infancy stage .
Thank you to
VIREN and ASSOCIATES, INC.
We are thankful for Paul and Beth Viren for supporting homeless families through their Financial and Insurance services business. Because of their support and investment, every dollar donated and every ticket ticket purchased will 100% bless and help homeless families.
Join us on May 11 2017 at the Lincoln Center
20 years of faithful service deserves to be celebrated
On May 11, we are CELEBRATING 20 years of our community caring for our Spokane Community with a Celebration event at the Lincoln Center.

We are having a party to honor the sacrifices, compassion and vision of so many caring individuals as they established
Interfaith Hospitality Network of Spokane back in 1997.

Though our name changed in 2012 to Family Promise of Spokane, the mission has stayed the same.

Their commitment to families paved a new way to provide hospitality and mentoring through partnering with the faith community.

This is a milestone worth celebrating.
IT'S TIME TO CELEBRATE!
FAMILY PROMISE OF SPOKANE
Celebrating the thousands of volunteers who have cared for our homeless families in our community
THE
LINCOLN CENTER


Spokane's Premiere Event Facility, featuring a ballrooms with a balcony.
Tasteful design and modern technology help make your experience memorable. Enjoy beautiful food and concierge service from a caring staff at our event at The Lincoln Center.
Karen Olsen - Founder of Family Promise
KAREN OLSEN - FOUNDER OF FAMILY PROMISE

1986: THE FIRST NETWORK
When Karen learned that homelessness was affecting families right in her own community in New Jersey, she knew she had to do something. But this
was much more than giving sandwiches. She brought together people in need and people who wanted to help. Existing community resources could provide shelter, meals, and housing. Volunteers could use their skills, knowledge, and
compassion to help their homeless neighbors find employment, reconnect with society, and restore their dignity. She approached the religious community. Congregations offered hospitality
space within their buildings. The YMCA provided showers and a family day center. A car dealer discounted a van. The first interfaith hospitality network opened on October 27, 1986.

1988: THE NETWORK GOES NATIONAL
As word spread, more New Jersey congregations formed a second network.
Other congregations were inspired to develop similar programs. In 1988, we
formed the National Interfaith Hospitality Network to bring the program
nationwide. In addition to shelter, meals, housing, and job-seeking support, our
Affiliates began developing programs for transitional housing, childcare, and
homelessness prevention. Nationally, we added programs like Just Neighbors and
Family Mentoring. In 1992, Family Promise was awarded one of 21 Points of Light, out of a field of more than 4,500 nominees, by President and Barbara Bush.

2003: WE BECOME FAMILY PROMISE
We changed our name to reflect our broad range of programs and our vision
of ending family homelessness. The name refers to the promise, in the sense
of commitment, which communities make to families in need. But it also refers
to the promise, the potential, inherent in every family. Family Promise has come to represent not just the programs that touch the lives of more than 50,000 people in need annually and engage more than 170,000 volunteers. It represents a national movement that believes we can address family homelessness—right here in our own communities.
Linda Barnes
Linda Barnes pioneered Interfaith Hospitality of Spokane through the beginning days.
Terry Jo Sather
Terry served as the Executive Director in its early days.
Madelyn Bafus
Madelyn was involved from the beginning as a volunteer, then case manager and eventually served as the Executive Director.
20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION EVENT
Sponsorships
Thanks to Viren and Associates, every dollar of our event is underwritten.
We are looking for 30 sponsors to partner with us as we look to the future.

In the past year, we have added:
• a rental assistance program to prevent homelessness for families,
• opened an emergency family shelter to help families at the moment of their homelessness and,
• established a solid aftercare program to support families after they are in their own home with a weekly meal and life skills classes.

We have increased our yearly program capacity from 75 to over 500 children and adults, helping families at every stage of their homelessness journey. We have doubled our staff and our budget and tripled our programs without losing our core focus of helping one family at a time move into a home.

But, we need your support to fortify our foundation and prepare us for this next journey. We hope to use this event to launch us forward with a solid financial foundation.

If you are a church that would like to purchase a table, click here.
The entire event is underwritten by Viren and Associates.

We are now asking for select businesses to invest in the future of Family Promise as we solidify the seismic changes we have made to help provide holistic family homeless care for the future.

We know this a big investment and we are confident that your gift will yield fruit in our community of changed lives and renewed hope.

Please click on the picture to the left to be connected to our online sign up sheet!
Dear Church Leader,

Family Promise of Spokane is turning 20 years old this year. Through your partnership, hundreds of homeless families have been advocated, mentored and supported as they journeyed back to home again. Thank you for your commitment to the poor and hurting in our community.

You have been with us since the beginning. We want to celebrate with YOU and your parishioners.

Would you join us for our celebration event on Thursday, May 11 at 6:00 pm at The Lincoln Center?
We will have dinner together, and hear and watch stories of those whose pioneer leadership started Family Promise of Spokane so many years ago. In addition, Karen Olsen, the founder of Family Promise will be with us from New Jersey to celebrate and share her story of Family Promise.
Truly, this is a celebration.

Thanks to Viren & Associates, our entire event is underwritten. We are asking if your church would donate $400 to purchase a table of eight as an encouragement to your church and your community of your commitment to homeless families. We are hoping that 15 churches will commit to partnering with us for this monumental event!

Click here to purchase your table!
Thursday, May 11
Lincoln Center

Come join the party!

We have a limited number of individual tickets available!

Please click the link below to purchase your seat!

Individual Tickets-$50

Buy your tickets here!

CONTACT INFORMATION
Family Promise of Spokane
Address: 904 E. Hartson Ave. Spokane, WA 99202
Email: Office@familypromiseofspokane.org

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