Family Promise



ST. RITA PARISH AND OUR ROLE WITH FAMILY PROMISE:  St. Rita Parish continues to provide God's love and support to the Family Promise families through regular mission-style visits, meals, donation drives and planned events. If you would like to learn more about Family Promise and how you can get involved, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Family Promise of Greater Cleveland helps homeless families transform their lives by providing temporary housing and family stability services. Family Promise keeps all types of families together during the crisis of homelessness and provides individualized blends of services during and after their stay to help the families achieve long-term stability. There are currently 21 homeless families living at the Family Promise shelter.

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There are currently 21 homeless families living at the Family Promise center. Christmas is an exceptionally difficult time for homeless and formerly homeless families still struggling to get back on their feet. Family Promise strives to help families return to a typical family life as soon as possible. Each year Family Promise sets up a Holiday Store at the Kinsman center for the 21 families currently in shelter. Family Promise also invites the over 200 families that have moved out of the center within the last two years and are now on their own in the community. At the Holiday Store they are able to select unwrapped gift items (free of charge) for their children from new donated toys, clothing etc. Families are given an appointment time and number of gift selections based on family size. All the presents are wrapped, tagged and bagged for transport home to be hidden until Christmas morning.


For Kids: action figures, building sets, character toys & apparel, games, learning toys, multicultural dolls, pretend play, trucks & cars, books, baby toys (2 months-3 years), coats, slippers, socks & underwear, winter pajamas

Tweens (9-12 years) & Teens (13-18 years): art supplies/craft sets, ear buds/headphones, bath & beauty products, nail polish sets, sporting goods, journals, fleece throws, jewelry

For Adults: make up sets, jewelry, shaving kits, fleece throws, bath gel/lotion sets, towels/washcloths, twin sheets sets, kitchen linens/potholders, new pillows, pots & pans, cooking utensils, measuring cups & spoons, laundry baskets & detergent, cleaning products

A more complete list is listed below.
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ALSO NEEDED: Gift cards for Amazon, Target, Walmart, Dollar General/Family Dollar, Giant Eagle, Save A Lot, Fast Food Restaurants and gas cards. 

Look for collection boxes by St. Mark’s Chapel and in the Gathering Area. Unwrapped gifts will be collected the weekends of December 7-8 and December 14-15. Volunteers from St. Rita will deliver the unwrapped gift items to the Kinsman Family Promise center on Sunday December 15th.

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