412-921-2916 | 724-229-1129 Pittsburgh Washington
Serving Homeless Families Since 1995
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"Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality." Romans 12:13, NIV
Donate from our Wish List
FPSWPA welcomes donations at its Day Centers of the following items: gift cards, $100 bills, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, soap/body wash, shampoo, conditioner, African-American hair products, deodorant, feminine products, razors, shaving cream, toothbrushes, and toothpaste. We will also accept new or gently used: washcloths, hand, bath, and dish towels, baking pans and sheets, utensils, twin and full-size blankets, twin and full-size mattress pads, toys for kids of all ages, and children and family DVDs. Please phone our Day Centers before dropping off your donation. Thank you!
How You Can Help
Your donation to Family Promise of Southwestern Pennsylvania is an investment in helping local families and in building a stronger community.
The return on your investment is the knowledge that families can stay together in a time of crisis, gain self-esteem and life skills, and find safe, affordable housing options. Our communities benefit by coming together to lift families out of a crisis and see them gain stability and self-sufficiency.
Family Promise of Southwestern Pennsylvania is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization and any contribution you make is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
When making contributions to United Way, please designate Family Promise of Southwestern Pennsylvania by using these codes:
United Way of Allegheny County #10151
United Way of Washington County #42149
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Donate to our Home Again Program
Most families come to Family Promise with nothing more than their clothing and some personal items. When they have secured a new home, they lack the basic necessities to set up their household. In our Home Again program, Family Promise collects and stores donated furniture and household goods to pass on to our families, free of charge, so they can set up their new home.
Click here to donate through our secure PayPal account using your credit/debit card!
To send a check or money order by mail, send donations to:
Family Promise of Southwestern Pennsylvania
297 E. Beau Street
Washington, PA, 15301
Volunteer at our Host Churches
Congregational volunteers are the heart of the Family Promise program. They provide hospitality, fellowship and friendship to guest families. Volunteers lead activities for adults and children, stay overnight, drive the van, and prepare and serve the evening meal. Contact Family Promise for information on how to volunteer at a partner church.
Volunteer Your Talent
Put your special skills to use by teaching classes in parenting, budgeting, nutrition, computer skills, or anything else you can dream up! Or, provide free professional services such as haircuts, automotive repair, legal consultation, medical treatment, etc. for our guests.
Volunteer with Children
Join our corps of volunteers who provide childcare at the Day Center for guest families. This allows parents to go to approved appointments throughout the day. Or, choose to lead an "edutainment" program for children of all ages, read to our young guests, or help kids with homework.
Volunteer as a Family Mentor
Mentors build committed, trusting relationships with successful Family Promise families. They listen, offer understanding and respect, help families overcome challenges and disappointments, and celebrate successes. Mentors are asked to make a one-year commitment and to offer 1-2 hours of their time each week.
Volunteer to Provide Transportation
Family Promise guests need to get to job interviews, medical appointments, from work to the host church, and to and from any other approved appointments. Public transportation is not always available, so we depend on a list of driver volunteers.
Volunteer to Move Furniture
Help us pick up furniture donations for our Home Again Program and help move Family Promise guests into their new homes. These services allow guests to start out on the right foot and allow volunteers to be a part of a joyful occasion and to see the result of our mission.
Become a Member of Club 180
Help TURN AROUND the life of a homeless family with your donation of $180.
For less than 50 cents a day, you can make a difference in the lives of our families and restore hope during a time of overwhelming challenges.
When you join Club 180 you will provide:
- A safe, nurturing environment.
- Professional assistance to locate affordable housing, jobs, job training, and childcare.
- The daily needs of families.
Join today by clicking the Donate button at the top of this page!
Volunteer Your Home Repair Skills
Our Day Centers serve as the base of operations for families as they try to get back on their feet. Keeping these houses in good repair is important to providing a stable environment. We are always seeking volunteers who can do light maintenance and repair work at our Day Centers.
Volunteer Your Leadership
Family Promise of Southwestern Pennsylvania has several opportunities for volunteers to serve on our committees. Choose the committee where your knowledge and skills fit best: Fund Development, Volunteer & Public Relations, Nominating & Personnel, Finance & Legal, and Programs & Facilities.
Volunteer to Bring Family Promise to Your Congregation
Be the person who brings this wonderful ministry into your church! Every partner church needs a passionate Coordinator to lead their church's contribution to our ministry. Contact us to learn how your congregation can host or support Family Promise guests.
Donate a Vehicle
When you donate your car to FPSWPA, it’s passed on, free of charge, to families who are successful in our program. Donating a vehicle in good condition provides a family with the means of transportation to accept employment anywhere and to live a more independent life. Family Promise will provide written receipt of your vehicle donation, which will qualify you for any available federal income tax deduction.
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