In economically unstable times, staying afloat can be a serious challenge—especially for a family earning minimum wage.
In Bergen County, we are lucky to have a local organization dedicated to helping those families: Family Promise of Bergen County. Family Promise was founded in 1986 to provide sheltering programs exclusively for working families who become homeless. Families can also count on the organization for meals, education, transportation, daycare and other resources meant to help people get back on their feet, comfortably.
Family Promise, in turn, relies heavily on the Bergen County community for support. This is the third consecutive year that Benzel-Busch has donated a hole-in-one-prize vehicle (2013 Mercedes-Benz C300 4MATIC Sport Sedan) to the organization’s annual Golf Outing fundraiser. It’s an event, now in its 14th year, which has consistently raised tens of thousands of dollars for the nonprofit. This year, the group is hoping to raise $40,000, which will allow Family Promise to continue to provide these vital services to homeless families and their children.
Tickets for the outing—which incudes lunch, a round of golf, a cocktail reception and dinner—can be found at www.bergenfamilypromise.org for $350 a piece (or $75 a piece for the reception and dinner only). Attendees will also have a chance to buy into a 50/50 raffle, where they could win as much as $25,000.
For more information about Family Promise of Bergen County, visit its website here. And to find out more about Benzel-Busch’s other community sponsorships, check the Benzel-Busch website at www.benzelbusch.com/experience.