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Family Frolic at the Zoo Returns for the 4th Year to Raise Funds to End Family Homelessness

Michigan Business Network
July 11, 2022 2:00 PM


Family Promise, along with Presenting Sponsor, Eastbrook Homes, will welcome over 500 families to the fun-filled outing featuring giveaways, food trucks, an animal scavenger hunt, music, and more

Grand Rapids, MI - Family Promise of Grand Rapids, along with Presenting Sponsor, Eastbrook Homes, will host the 4th annual family-friendly community event, Family Frolic at the Zoo. Family Promise's mission focuses on ending family homelessness. Family Frolic is a “choose your own adventure” event that provides an age-appropriate platform to talk about family homelessness as well as learn what's happening around family homelessness in our community. The event will take place at the John Ball Zoo on Sunday, July 24th from 12:00 pm-4:00 pm!

“Although this year's event is structured differently, it will be a fun-filled afternoon with giveaways, food trucks, a scavenger hunt for kids, music, lunch, and of course animals,” said Kate O’Keefe, Vice President of Advancement. “We wanted to offer a community event to bring people together and raise awareness around the issue of family homelessness. Family homelessness is a community issue that requires a community response, and together we can make a significant impact.”

Tickets are $15 for adults and children under 18 get in free thanks to a generous donation from Eastbrook Homes

"Housing is not just at the center of my company; it’s at the center of our communities. When families experience stable, quality housing, they gain a foothold in life,” said Mick McGraw, Ceo of Eastbrook Homes. “By partnering with wonderful organizations such as Family Promise of Grand Rapids, ‘home’ can become a reality for hundreds of families in the greater Grand Rapids area. The best part is that anybody can be a part of this effort; simply join us at the Family Frolic at the Zoo event to support this amazing non-profit."

The organization is proud to host the event at John Ball Zoo each year. The zoo provides shelter for animals who may not be able to survive in the wild on their own due to illness or other circumstances. John Ball Zoo's heart for sheltering animals and making sure they have a place to call home is in line with Family Promise providing emergency shelter to families with children. They know how important is it to have a safe place to land during a traumatic time. 86% of Family Promise families find a place to call home.

With a goal of raising $20,000 folks can find out more and obtain tickets through the following link: https://bit.ly/FamilyFrolic2022.

To learn more about Family Promise of Grand Rapids check out this recent interview by clicking play on the podcast shared below.

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About Family Promise of Grand Rapids
Family Promise partners with families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless by helping them get back on their feet so they can create a stable lifestyle for their children. Family Promise has helped over 6,000 children and 4,000 families build a strong foundation for their family’s future by providing emergency services, housing and homeownership opportunities, and stabilization services, to families with kids experiencing homelessness. With the help of their Foundation program, Interfaith Hospitality Network, FPGR families have found futures full of hope and possibility. For additional information visit, https://www.familypromisegr.org/

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