Join us for our signature fundraising event TASTE OF HOPE on September 28, 2017

Taste of Hope is an annual fundraiser that provides critical operating funds for programming.  We are celebrating many years of success in lifting Berks County families and youth out of the unimaginable circumstance of homelessness. Please join us at the Doubletree in Reading, 701 Penn Street, Reading 19601 on Thursday September 28th, 2017 from 5:30-8:30 pm.  The event will include a sit-down dinner, cash bar, live testimonials, auctions and more. We would be honored to include you in our evening of celebration. Together we can make a difference!

Click here for why sponsorship is so importantsponsorship levels and sponsorship commitment form.  See the list of sponsors that are already supporting Family Promise!

Tickets are $65. To get yours

  • Click here to purchase tickets online
  • Call our office at 610-373-3323
  • Purchase in person at our office at 325 N 5th Street, Reading, PA 19601
  • Purchase in person at Tina’s Salon and Day Spa, 404 Penn Avenue, West Reading, PA 19611
  • Purchase from a board member or a coordinator at one of our host congregations

Giving Goes Glam to benefit Family Promise

by The L.O.V.E Team

Fall into Fashion “A fabulous excuse to do something great”

Join us at the Neag Planetarium on Wednesday October 4th for an unforgettable fashion show that will feature West Reading boutiques on the runway, raffles, refreshments, and more!

The Giving Goes Glam Fashion Show will be held at the Neag Planetarium on the grounds of the Reading Public Museum. Satisfy your palate with the many “tastes” of West Reading that will be offered before the show and try your luck to win one of the fabulous raffle prizes. Cocktail hour begins at 5:30 pm with the fashion show beginning at 6:30 pm.

Tickets are $40 and are available at your favorite West Reading boutiques and online at

Cardboard Village to benefit U-Turn program

For youth in Grades 7-12 and their adult advisors

Hosted by Immanuel United Church of Christ – 99 S Waverly St. Shillington

Friday, October 27 @ 7:30pm through Saturday, October 28 @ 8am


  • To gain a greater awareness of what homelessness looks like and how we can respond as individuals and community.
  • To fundraise for programs that serve teenagers who find themselves without a reliable place to call “home”.

Activities:(including but not limited to…)

  • Create cardboard shelters in which we will sleep on the IUCC campus.
  • Simulation games that highlight the varying causes and situations of homelessness
  • Prepare items to be shared with the community on Oct 28 at the Walk To The Bridge event @ Queen City Sleep outside in a cardboard box to gain a greater awareness of what homelessness looks like and how we can respond as individuals and community.

Click here for sign up form.

Thank You Schwarzwald Lutheran Church youth and Diebolt Landscape Company for a beautiful back yard!

Schwarzwald Lutheran Youth spent the hot afternoon of July 13 weeding and mulching in our back yard, and cleaning the first floor of our Day Center.  Before and after photos show the back yard transformation, but photos cannot capture the wonderful clean smell inside.  Thanks to the youth and their leaders, Shelly Evans for leading the cleaning team, and Diebolt Landscape Company for providing the playground mulch, Will to supervise the work, and disposal of the mountain of weeds.  An amazing difference after two hours of work by so many willing hands.  Priceless!

Schwarzwald Lutheran Youth ready to attack the weeds in our play area and then haul in the mulch dropped off in the parking lot by Diebolt Landscape Company
Weed attack in progress, supervised by Will of Diebolt Landscape Company
Schwarzwald Lutheran hard workers!
Weed vines have attacked the flower garden, before Kyle and Dorothy attacked them
Flowers now have room to grow and spread cheer
Thank you to Diebolt Landscape Company!
Weeds on the way out!
Two hours later (WOW!!!) ready for some fun!

Welcome Executive Director Elise Chesson!

Dear Family Promise Supporters,

I am excited to welcome our new Executive Director Elise Chesson to Family Promise of Berks County! Elise started on Monday, 4/3/17, and already has many ideas to nurture the programs we offer and expand the help that Family Promise can offer to the community.  Her enthusiasm and energy will inspire us all.

We appreciate your continued support of Family Promise and especially in this time of transition.  Please continue to pray for the Family Promise mission as we move forward.


Dorothy DeLong

Family Promise of Berks County

Board President