Raintree strongly believes in strengthening ties with local mission opportunities. One of our long-standing volunteer opportunities is with Family Promise of Lubbock.


CLICK HERE TO BECOME A FAMILY PROMISE VOLUNTEER.


Below you can find information about Family Promise, and check out FAQs that detail how you can support families that are working their way out of homelessness.

about family promise

Family Promise of Lubbock is a nonprofit, non-denominational, volunteer-based organization. Their mission is to provide homeless families with children the tools necessary to achieve long term financial, parental and personal self-sufficiency through a comprehensive program of temporary housing, case management and supportive services.


Family Promise partners with religious congregations, community organizations and local social service organizations to help families achieve sustainable independence.

frequently asked questions

How can I become a Raintree Family Promise volunteer?

Sign-up  online here, or email Loreann Braden or Toza Jones.


Click here for the full FAQs, or continue for an overview.


Every volunteer will need a background check on file, click here to download the form.


How can I help with Family Promise?

  1. Host during the day, evening, or over night at the Promise House
  2. Bring/provide a meal at the Promise House
  3. Purchase Christmas presents for families in the Promise House
  4. Provide a monetary donation


Why does Family Promise need "hosts"?


On weekends and holidays, the Family Promise Day Center is closed so staff is off. During those times Family Promise needs volunteers to be present at the Promise House (2303 13th Street). This provides encouragement, engagement, and partnership from local churches and community members



What does a day, evening, and night host do?

  1. A day host can volunteer for one of two shifts: 7am - Noon or Noon – 5pm
  2. A evening host is from 5pm - 9pm
  3. A night host is from 9pm - 7am

Hosts may visit with the families, read a book, watch TV, etc. The families do their own thing during the day and may come and go on their own. The responsibility of the day host is to remain at the Promise House during their designated time. The day host has the key to the house-the families do not have a key.


Click here to see more details about each host volunteer position.

 


MEALS


What time and where do I take the meal?

You will need to prepare and deliver a nutritious evening meal for the families and the evening host. Loreann or Toza will let you know how many people you will need to prepare for. The meal needs to be at the Promise House (2303 13th Street) by 6pm.


*Suggestion: Sign up to be the evening host for the meal you prepare so you can eat and visit with the families.



CHRISTMAS WEEK


When and where do I pick gifts for the families?

There will be an angel tree set up in the welcome center of the church for you to choose gifts from and there will also be an online signup.



Where do I bring my gifts?

You will need to bring your gifts to the church no later than December 22nd. The gifts will need to be wrapped and have a name tag with who it belongs to on it.  You will also need to attache a sticky note stating who the gift is from and what is inside the gift.



Do I need to wrap my gifts?

The gifts will need to be wrapped and have a name tag with who it belongs to on it. You will also need to attach a sticky note stating who the gift is from and what is inside the gift.



When do I need to have my gifts at the church?

You will need to bring your gifts to the church no later than December 22nd.



OTHER


Can I donate money?

Yes. Please make checks payable to Raintree Christian Church and include “Family Promise” in the memo.



Why do I need a background check?

Some of the government programs Family Promise uses to support their families require all individuals who are associated with the program’s participants to have completed a background check. Click here to print the background check from. *Please note you will need to have this form notarized.



Are there other opportunities to serve Family Promise?

http://www.familypromiselubbock.org/take-action