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Changing our Approach to Fundraising

Pivoting fundraising efforts in response to pandemic restriction

To say these past 12 months have been unusual for us all is a bit of an understatement. We are in new territory with this pandemic. Most of us have been challenged personally and professionally in many unexpected ways over the past year.

One area that has really changed for us at FPGNB is fundraising.

Prior to the shutdown that occurred in the spring of 2020, Family Promise of Greater New Braunfels along with many other local non-profit organizations held fun, in-person, and successful events to help stabilize our fund development.

The event that we depended most on was the Annual Bed Race. The Bed Race featured teams who designed, constructed, and raced wheeled beds to raise money for Family Promise. It was always a good time. It also supplied a good portion of our funds for the year.

Like many events, the Bed Race is canceled for the second year in a row.

Like many organizations, we are having to pivot.

We have a few ideas for online fundraising events. One is coming up in March and that is our Online Barbie Auction. We have supporters - a mother/daughter team - who refurbish Barbies and other Barbie-like dolls. They also hand stitch the most beautiful, intricate clothes for the dolls. They have donated 10 of these dolls that we will be auctioning off as a virtual fundraiser.

The point is - if we may be blunt for a moment - that although we are not holding fun, in-person events, we do still need your support. Now more than ever.

As the economic impacts of the past year continue to be realized in our community, we are seeing more and more families who need our help. This means we need your help to keep our program operational.

Family Promise of Greater New Braunfels provides more than shelter, food, and comprehensive case management support to families with children who are experiencing homelessness in our community.

Families also have access to many other valuable resources including:

  • Parenting & Life Skills Classes

  • Financial Literacy Courses

  • Employment Skills Training

  • Child Care Assistance

  • Housing Referrals

  • Counseling Services

  • Transportation Support

We are always grateful for your support and look forward to the day when we can once again resume in-person fundraising events. In the meantime, we invite you to participate in our upcoming (and also fun) online events. For more information, call 830-214-0024 or email

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