Get started as a Family Promise Volunteer

There are so many ways to support Family Promise!

Check out our Wish List


Donations really matter here.  We encourage you to check out our wish list, see if you have any new or gently used items you could part with and share our wish list around with your networks.  Better yet, pick a critical item on our wish list and organize a donation drive on our behalf!  Your donations allow us to spend critical operational dollars on other high priorities.

Check out our wish list

Bring Our Families a Meal


Volunteers bring balanced, home-cooked dinners to our guests 365 days a year.  Your support is critical to our program's success.  We are in constant need of volunteers and this is a great first step in partnering with our organization.  The link below will bring you to an on-line schedule - just find a day that works for you and sign up to bring a meal to the guests at our Day Center.  Help our children and families get the nutrition they need to succeed! 

Sign up to bring a meal

Donate a Security Deposit


In a market with limited affordable housing, our families have difficulty securing apartments.  They need spaces that are safe and large enough to house children and landlords that are willing to work with the Department of Social Services.  Without a security deposit in hand, landlords often pass over their applications - which can double a family's time in shelter.  Help Family Promise meet this critical need by earmarking your donation to our Security Deposit Assistance!


Sponsor a Child's Birthday


Children continue to have birthdays even though they are in a homeless shelter.  YOU have the power to make sure their special day feels truly special by bringing a birthday cake to our Day Center or purchasing something off of their wish list.  Show these children that our community cares and help bring some sparkle into a child's experience in shelter. 

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Get Behind the Scenes



Have a skill or talent?  Put it to work here!  We are looking for volunteers to paint murals, plant flowers, organize donations, offer handyman skills, assist in our office, help us set up rooms for new families, etc.  Email us today to talk about how we can work with your talent!

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Be a Point Person for Us


Help us share our mission with lots of people by connecting us to your faith community, school, civic group, etc!  Become a point person for Family Promise and help us recruit critical new supporters for our program! 

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Three Easy Steps You Can Take Today!

Follow us on Facebook


Get an inside look into the day-to-day workings of Family Promise by following us on Facebook.  We regularly post updates about program successes or upcoming events, educational links about family homelessness and critical needs our shelter might have in any given week.  Facebook is an easy way to share our story with your friends and get the word out about Family Promise! 

Follow us on Facebook

Shop on AmazonSmile


Support Family Promise of WNY every time you shop on Amazon!  On your first visit to AmazonSmile (, you will be prompted to select a charitable organization from a list - just find Family Promise of WNY and start shopping!  The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price or your order to us - it adds us!

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Support us Financially


Our program works because of all our generous supporters who donate to our bottom line and allow us to keep the lights on.  Please consider making a tax-deductible financial contribution to Family Promise of WNY today!

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Check out pics from our Volunteer Appreciation Day!