SUMMIT, NJ - The community is invited to join Summit-based Family Promise, a leading national non-profit helping homeless families who, along with Summit High School students, will set off on “Pursue the Promise,” an innovative scavenger hunt September 27, from 1 - 4 p.m.

All funds raised through the event will be donated to Family Promise-Union County to help homeless children and their families in Union County. 

Union County has the highest number of homeless families in the state of New Jersey, and Family Promise-Union County has almost 1,000 volunteers, 500 of whom belong to Summit congregations. Seventy-five percent of the families served by Family Promise find permanent housing.

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“Pursue the Promise” will begin at Central Presbyterian Church in Summit, where participants will register before walking to various local congregations, collecting the items they need to complete the hunt.  Along the way, participants will take part in fun and informative games and activities that teach them about homelessness.

Prizes will be awarded to the participant who raises the most money, and winners of games and events throughout the day.

To learn more, contact Kathy Fitzgibbons, Director of Community Engagement for Family Promise, at 908-273-1100, ext. 38, or at

Interested parties can register online and create their own donation page, enabling friends and family to support them directly.