St. Andrew is excited to be a host congregation for Family Promise of New Braunfels.

Our Family Promise ministry is always seeking to expand our volunteer base. Some of the activities above require interacting with our guests and a short orientation session; but others just require a willingness to help. We would be happy to pair you with a trained volunteer to see if it's something you might be called to do.

Your time commitment? We host four times a year for one week each hosting. We provide dinners (two hour shift), evening hosts (two hour shift), Saturday morning breakfast (two hour shift), and overnight hosting. You choose how often you might wish to volunteer.

Exciting things are happening because of Family Promise. We are a member of the Greater New Braunfels affiliate and have an 80% success rate for helping homeless families back to security. In the future, we'll be working with the New Braunfels Family Partners towards a transitional living campus to bridge the gap from homelessness to permanent housing. More programs are in the works for our recent graduates.

For more information about Family Promise in general and our network in particular, go to www.fpgnb.org. There is also a wonderful video featuring our director, Stacey Minor, and two recent graduates. Go to You Tube, search for Family Promise of Greater New Braunfels and click on the video “A Community Response to Family Homelessness.”

Contact us if you'd like to get involved. We'd love to have you!

Family Promise is a nonprofit, interfaith nonsectarian organization for families with children in transition. Family Promise is a network of local congregations that serve as hospitality centers offering shelter, meals, and support services to families without homes. Because Family Promise utilizes the space and volunteers of local congregations, it is a cost-efficient and effective solution to family homelessness.

2017 Family Promise host weeks:
January 15th to 22nd
April 9th to 16th
July 16th to 23rd
October 15th to 22nd

Volunteer Opportunities include
• Serving as a meal captain
• being an evening host
• being an overnight host
• volunteering at the day center in New Braunfels
• donating food or money
• setting up or taking down
• doing laundry
• delivering the trailer to the next host church
• praying for everyone in involved

Click here to see a list of items needed at the Family Promise Day Center.

Large Item Donations:
We are doing things a bit differently now with large donations such as furniture. We are now partnering with Comal County Habitat for Humanity Re-Store.

We are asking donors to bring their items to the habitat re-store and state that you want the "credit" to go to Family Promise. Habitat even says if the donor calls, they can coordinate a pick up. Our graduates are then given vouchers in which they can "shop" for items they need. The website is: http://www. comalhabitat.org/restore We really appreciate this so we can build our points for our families to shop!

As far as your smaller items, we would love to receive those anytime. Someone will be in the office today until 5:00. Thank you for all you do!

To learn more about volunteer opportunities at our church and at the Family Promise center in New Braunfels, contact
Claire for general information at claireandrandy@yahoo.com
Marie for volunteer opportunities at mcdmille@gmail.com
Cathy to volunteer for food preparation at cathy.peebles6@gmail.com

For more information on Family Promise and how the typical hosting week works, visit

http://www.fpgnb.org/

http://www.fpgnb.org/pdfs/FPGNB%20Typical%20Host%20Week.pdf

For those volunteering on site with this program, please fill out this Children and Youth Volunteer Form.