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Family Promise Fall Fling Nov. 4; Tickets STILL AVAILABLE FOR EVENT at Canoe Brook Country Club

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SUMMIT, NJ - Family Promise will host its annual "Fall Fling" fundraiser Friday, Nov. 4 from 7 to 11 p.m., at Canoe Brook Country Club. The Summit-based national non-profit will honor its founder, Karen Olson, who retired earlier this year. Former Summit Mayor Janet Whitman will serve as honorary chair for the event. 

The program this year centers on The Power of One: the power of one person’s life to make a difference in the lives of others. The evening will feature guest speaker Candice Stewart-Fife, a former guest in the Family Promise Union County program nearly 25 years ago. She is the director of Family Promise’s newest Affiliate in Bryan County, Ga.

“I never felt that I was a victim. Or that I was powerless,” Stewart-Fife said of her time as a guest. She credits Olson as a role model, prompting her to dedicate her own life to serving others. The Bryan County Affiliate opened in October and began serving its first family—a single mother with three children. 

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Founded in Summit in 1988 to address homelessness in Union County, Family Promise has grown into a national organization with 202 Affiliates in 42 states. Since then, Family Promise has served more than 700,000 people, the majority of them children. Family Promise Affiliates serve nearly 60,000 people each year by providing shelter, food and other support services. 

Fall Fling 2016 sponsors include PetSmart Charities, Woodforest National Bank, Johnston Asset Management, Cynthia and Peter Kellogg, Celgene and Investors Bank.

Tickets for the Fall Fling start at $150 per person. Registration and ticket purchases are available by visiting http://familypromise.org/fallfling2016. Ticket purchases may be made at the door, but advance registration is encouraged.

 

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