Annual Keeping the Promise Event to Benefit Families Facing Homelessness
Natick-based nonprofit Family Promise Metrowest (FPM) will be holding its 10th annual Keeping the Promise event on Nov. 18.
This event, which will be broadcast in front of a live audience at Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick and live-streamed on YouTube, will feature performances by two local musicians and heartwarming stories of three families being served in the organization’s shelter, transitional, and homelessness prevention programs.
Alli Haber, an up-and-coming pop musician from Newton who has performed widely including at Boston First Night, will open the musical portion of the evening.
She’ll be followed by headlining performer Rhett Price, a hip-hop violinist and internet sensation who has been featured on the front pages of Huffington Post and Buzzfeed, and has performed on stage with Aaron Carter, Machine Gun Kelly, the Dropkick Murphy’s, and many more.
Dover resident and Boston Fox 25 meteorologist, Jason Brewer will be the emcee for the evening.
“We are so excited for this year’s event, which will give you a view into the lives of families who seek our services. We are also delighted to have this opportunity to celebrate the many successes our families achieved in 2022,” said Carole Brodrick, FPM’s Development Director.
To register or preview the concert’s must-have auction items, visit familypromisemetrowest.org.
The evening will also include the presentation of the Cindy Lombardo Volunteer Award, given annually to an exceptional FPM volunteer nominated by families served by the organization, and the FPM Legacy Award, granted to an individual whose advocacy, generosity, and dedication to FPM’s mission will have a lasting impact on the organization.
Keeping the Promise is FPM’s largest annual fundraiser. The proceeds from donations, auction bids, raffle tickets, sponsorships, and ads provide funding for Family Promise Metrowest’s programs. These programs address a spectrum of housing and stabilization needs including safe shelter, transitional support, homelessness prevention, shelter diversion, and education and employment services. The organization also uniquely provides long-term family coaching in all programs to help families set and work toward goals to achieve stability and move out of poverty permanently. FPM’s broad network of community partners includes businesses, congregations, organizations, volunteers, and staff, all committed to the promise of keeping families together and in safe housing.
Since its founding in 2008, FPM has served almost 1,200 family members through its individualized, community-based programs. The organization envisions a future in which every family has a stable home, a sustainable income, and the chance to build a better future.