FAMILY PROMISE

Next Family Promise: April 5-26, 2020 (3 Consecutive Weeks)
What is Family Promise?
Family Promise of Hawaii (FPH) is a non-profit organization that partners with various local congregations, churches, synagogues, temples, mosques and community groups to provide housing and food for 3-5 homeless families for 1 week each quarter. These partners provide a safe place to sleep during the night, and during day hours, families go to the FPH Day Center in Honolulu where they receive case management services, financial literacy and housing support.
Holy Trinity’s Participation
In May 2008, Holy Trinity joined FPH as a host congregation. The families stay at our Makai House where they have their own rooms; a full kitchen; bathrooms/showers; laundry facilities; TV; Wi-fi. St. Augustine is our support congregation.
Participate in Family Promise 
If you can volunteer or lend a helping hand with Family Promise and haven’t had a chance to sign up. Pleasecontact the Parish office at 808-396-0551. We will have the coordinator for that task contact you.
Next Family Promise: April 5-26, 2020 (3 Consecutive Weeks)
Family Promise volunteer Listing Feb 2020
OVERALL COORDINATOR - Volunteer Needed
  • Provide administrative and operational oversight
  • Write bulletin announcements informing parishioners about upcoming host weeks
  • Report volunteer hours to Family Promise Headquarters (“FPH”)
  • Update Master Volunteer List
  • Schedule and chair Leadership Team meetings (approx. 8 times per year)
  • Attend FPH Coordinators meeting at the Kukui Street day center
Personal qualities: Enjoy working with wonderful volunteers who have compassion and love for those who are struggling economically and seeking a home for their families. If you have organizational, managerial and computer skills to share with us, we’d welcome your assistance.
SET UP BEFORE FAMILIES ARRIVE 4 Volunteers Needed
Coordinator: Sr. Patty Chang pachang@hawaiiantel.net
  • Prepare guestrooms--wipe down dusty surfaces, make beds, put out towel sets & toiletries
  • Place specified items in the kitchen, pantry, bathroom, living room, laundry area, etc.
  • Double check the guestrooms, bathrooms, living room, kitchen areas are ready for the families’ needs
PREPARE AND/OR HOST DINNERS 10-15 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED (3/night)
Meal Coordinator: Cheri Robertson cheri.7889@gmail.com
  • Dinner each night will consist of main dish, starch, drinks, veggies, dessert
  • Volunteers are encouraged to meet and join the families for dinner
DONATE FOOD/SUPPLIES
Coordinator: Mary Hamilton maliaham@yahoo.com (will inform volunteers of specific needs)
  • Food - eggs, bread, waffles, cereal, milk, juice, bottled water, canned goods
  • Paper goods – plates, utensils, cups, napkins, paper towels, toilet paper
  • Other – dish soap, laundry detergent, baby diapers and wipes
CLEAN THE MAKAI HOUSE AFTER FAMILIES LEAVE 5-6 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Coordinator: Shirley Fake tomfake@me.com
  • Vacuum all bedrooms (including 1-bedroom suite) occupied by families
  • Vacuum bedrooms and living room, picking up any items left on floor
  • Sweep and mop hallways, kitchen and bathroom floors
  • Empty trash in kitchen and bathroom
  • Clean toilets, scrub showers and tub
  • Wipe down kitchen counters
  • Empty waste baskets in bedroom and trash cans throughout the house
  • Clean refrigerator and wipe its shelves and drawers
  • Wash and dry any dirty dishes and appliances (coffee maker, rice cooker, etc.) left in sink, on table and on counters
  • After all the above is done, shut all the windows, close and lock all the bedroom doors and door to pantry.
DO LAUNDRY AFTER GUESTS LEAVE
Laundry Coordinator: Peter Robertson peter.7889@gmail.com
  • Wash/dry linens and other items used by guests during host week
  • Pick up/return laundry bags at the Makai House breezeway