Family Promise maintains low operating costs, but still relies on the generosity of local individuals, service clubs, businesses and congregations for support. Each dollar donated is matched by more than $3 of in-kind goods and services, so you can feel confident your contribution will make a big impact. With your gift, we will help low-income families attain self-sufficiency, educate communities about the underlying causes of family homelessness and train volunteers to advocate for low-income families.
Do you own or manage a business? FBFP may benefit from in-kind contributions such as copying, printing, food, vehicle repair, transportation, marketing assistance, computer equipment and assistance, furniture, electrical work, building materials, plumbing supplies, etc.
Many employers offer programs to match their employees’ contributions to charitable organizations. You can double or even triple your gift to Fort Bend Family Promise by sending us your employer’s Matching Gift form to the attention of Vera L. Johnson, Executive Director, at Fort Bend Family Promise, 4645 Cartwright Road, Missouri City, TX 77459 or scan it and email to [email protected]”
Encourage your company, school, or place of worship to hire participants in the Fort Bend Family Promise program, if they are not already working. Family Guests in the program desperately want to work, but may need an employer to give them a chance.
Many non-profit organizations have a difficult time purchasing expensive, but essential, equipment such as computers or laptops. If you have a computer you no longer need, Fort Bend Family Promise would greatly appreciate the donation. Family Guests would also appreciate the donation of computers for their personal use once they transition to permanent housing.
Families experiencing homelessness may have limited access to a library or video games for entertainment and learning. Fort Bend Family Promise would appreciate donations of books and video games. Call Fort Bend Family Promise at 281-403-3923 to find out what is really needed. Consider organizing a book/video game drive to create a small library at the programs Day Center.
Our program is always looking for helpful items to support our families. Some of these can be donated through our online donation options. Others can be dropped off at our Day Center. Helpful items include:
The Day Center also provides items for families that are not donated and need to be purchased at local businesses, so the donation of gift cards (Target, WalMart, Kohl’s, JCPenney, fast food, grocery stores, etc.) helps Family Promise provide much needed items to our families!
When a family graduates from the program, they generally need to fill their new home. Fort Bend Family Promise collects donated furniture and household items to create “Housewarming Starter Kits” which we store until a family graduates. The following is a list of new items that can help a family sustain their permanent housing:
Sofia Sheikh serves as the Executive Director of the Asian Pacific American Heritage Association. Sofia has developed her professional expertise in financial services and various charitable and voluntary roles before transitioning to nonprofit support. Sofia’s leadership style is based on the philosophy of community service and diversity. She has proven success with leading boards and people through change and overcoming challenges while remaining mission focused. She has worked diligently with various communities, religious and ethnic organizations to coordinate community service initiatives and bring leaders and financial contributions together.
In addition to APAHA, she currently serves as Board President for the Lone Star Exchange Club, Grievance Committee Member for the State Bar of Texas, on the FBC Judge’s Community Engagement Committee, and as the LID 11 Director. Sofia holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature with a minor in History and Geography from the University of Karachi, Pakistan. As a first-generation Pakistani American, she lives with her husband, Nadeem, in Sugar Land and they are proud parents to three children.