New Trailer Thanks to Guthrie Family Foundation

Many thanks to the Guthrie Family Foundation! This foundation has been very generous to Family Promise of Albany County. Before we started serving families, we were able purchase beds and bedding along with other needs thanks to a 2016 grant from the Guthrie family. This year, we have a new trailer purchased with a subsequent gift […]

UW Ethics Club Grant

This month, Family Promise received a $7,500 donation from the University of Wyoming Ethics Club. Our Fund Development Committee first learned of this group when one of its members, UW student Katie Funk, emailed us to let us know her club had $8,000 to donate to local organizations. She and her husband, Kelby Funk, had chosen to research Family Promise […]

Wyoming Community Foundation Grant

Family Promise recently learned that the Wyoming Community Foundation is awarding us $5,000 from the Saylak Endowment Fund for the purpose of general operating. We specifically requested funding to pay for our AmeriCorps VISTA member, supplies, printing and copying, and marketing. We are excited to have this flexibility as it ensures we will be able to continue Family Promise […]

The First 12 Days

The long-anticipated day of receiving our first family arrived on March 18. Now, 12 days later, here is how the Laramie community rallied to support this family of three and our Executive Director, Ava O’Hollearn: Hosts and Volunteers Family Promise currently has 11 host organizations, which for a week at a time accommodate families overnight […]

Event Recap: Trattoria Promessa 2018

Thanks to dozens of volunteers and some very generous donors, our premier of Trattoria Promessa was a great success! Event Overview The night began with an appetizer and wine reception that took place in the east room of the Eppson Center. Guests enjoyed strings music provided by the String Academy of Wyoming under the direction of Jennifer Lyford. […]

Family Promise Receives Walmart Community Grant

The Walmart Corporation and the local Laramie Walmart store have awarded a Community Grant to Family Promise of Albany County, a non-profit organization that provides safe and secure shelter to homeless families with children, coupled with educational support to assist them in transitioning to stable housing and employment. Homelessness exists in Albany County, and over […]