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About Us

Founded in Summit, New Jersey in 1988, Family Promise is a national organization that comprises more than 200 affiliates in 43 states that work together to transform the lives of families experiencing homelessness. What began as a local response to a problem in Union County, New Jersey has grown over the last 30 years into a national movement involving more than 200,000 volunteers nationwide who serve more than 125,000 people yearly. Today Family Promise is the leading national nonprofit addressing the issue of family homelessness. While we’ve grown, the core of what we do is still local – partnerships within a city or county changing lives for the better.

We are Family Promise

Transforming the lives of families experiencing homelessness.
Because every child deserves a home.

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Your donations help families in the Chippewa Valley.

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We're always looking for a few more helping hands.

Annual Holiday Letter

For many of us, it is hard to imagine not having a place to call home. Our vision is a world where every child has a place to call home and an opportunity for a brighter future. While our generous donors and grants cover much of our costs, the demand for our services continues to grow and we have ended the last several years with a budget deficit. Learn more. »

Festival of Toys 2023

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December 5, 2023 – Please email us at toys@familypromisecv.org with any questions.

December 4, 2023 – We’re always looking for ways to maximize the impact of your donations, and here’s one way we are doing that: �We started using Zeffy to fundraise. While every other fundraising platform takes a portion of your donation in fees, (our previous one took about 7% so a $100 donation only resulted in us receiving $93.00) Zeffy delivers 100% of your donation to Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley (so we get $100 of a $100 donation). Zeffy is financed by voluntary contributions from donors like you ! Your gift is going straight to our mission! As a result of this change you will notice a change in how you make donations on our website, that is our new platform from Zeffy. Thanks for all that you do for us! We will continue to look for ways to improve our usage of the money you are donating to us.

December 2, 2023 – They are starting to fill. OIl change on my car today, so had to look in the bin to see how it's going. What did I find?? TOYS!! How awesome!! Thanks, Chilson Subaru for hosting this box! f#festivaloftoys #familypromiseofthechippewavalley

December 1, 2023 – What an amazing story. Thank you, Craig Melvin. What an great use of a family property to help others. https://www.today.com/video/how-craig-melvin-s-family-home-is-helping-those-in-need-199065157578 Congratulations to Family Promise of the Midlands. You did an amazing job...keep up the good work!! We also provide transitional housing and would love to talk with anyone who would like to do the same thing and explore the possibility of using your property to house families in transition. We have a long waiting list and would LOVE to be able to fulfill family dreams of stable housing. #familypromise #familypromiseofthechippewavalley #endinghomelessnessonefamilyatatime

November 30, 2023 – We've been posting pretty heavily lately....just wanted to let you all know that, just like this field, there will be no posts today. Except to tell you all how awesome you are for supporting us and our mission of creating a world where every child has a place to call home and an opportunity for a better future!! Thanks so much!!

November 29, 2023 – THEY'RE OUT!!! Festival of Toys boxes are out in local Festival Foods stores in Chippewa and Eau Claire, Chilson Subaru, L.E. Phillips Senior Center, and Amundson's Appliance. You can now officially start filling them. This one is lonely and empty, longing to fulfil the wishes of a child in need. Think more than just toys, we'll need batteries, wrapping paper, tape, boxes, ribbons, and bows (shout out to the Grinch for that line). Think ethnic diversity as you are purchasing toys so that everyone gets to feel the love Thanks to Sports Talk 105.1 92.9 The X Greatest Hits 98.1 TDS Telecommunications LLC and Festival Foods for sponsoring the toy collection. We are looking forward to a huge delivery as we have a HUGE increase in participants this year. More children than ever in need so we now need you to donate. Thank you for making great Christmas memories for the children of the Chippewa Valley. #festivaloftoys

November 28, 2023 – Donations can be dropped off at 309 E Lake Street or ordered from our Amazon Wish List. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3E5SA3UEKGOJV/ref=hz_ls_biz_ex?

November 28, 2023 – A giant belated THANK YOU to Our Redeemer Lutheran Churchfor all that they have done for us here at Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley. They put together a "house warming party" for us in October and collected supplies for our families. It was so amazing to see an organization come together and provide so much for our guest families. From blankets, to pantry food, to household supplies. We can't say thank you enough....

November 27, 2023 – Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday. A great opportunity to support Family Promise/Beacon House. Help us continue to serve families experiencing homelessness here in the Chippewa Valley by donating on Giving Tuesday. We are so much more than just a shelter and your donation allows us to continue to provide amazing support for our guests. http://familypromisecv.org/annualholidayletter Thanks for whatever you can do...

November 24, 2023 – On this Black Friday why not help make a family's wish come true by remembering Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley in your holiday giving. Today, more than ever, Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley needs your continued support to provide shelter and services to families struggling with homelessness in the Chippewa Valley. Please consider a tax-deductible, end of year donation to help us continue fulfilling our vision of creating a world where every child has a place to call home and an opportunity for a brighter future. Your donations make that vision a reality for about 35 families each year. You can easily give during our Annual Holiday Letter drive. Either watch for the red envelope arriving in your mailbox shortly or go to http://familypromisecv.org/annualholidayletter to give a family a brighter future. You are funding so much more than just a shelter. We'd appreciate anything you can give. Even if you can't give, please like and share to spread our vision and continue our mission. Now go wrap all those items you are hiding in the trunk of your car.