With a mission to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence, the vision of Family Promise is to transform lives — ensuring that every family has a home, a livelihood and the chance to build a better future.
That mission was made manifest this past Saturday evening and Sunday morning as hundreds of Burbankers gave up the comforts of their homes to think about what it would be like to spend the night in a box in the parking lot of the First Presbyterian Church of Burbank.
Jenny Greene serves as the president of the East San Fernando Valley chapter of Family Promise. She has been encouraged by the support the organization has received despite the economic downturn that has taken a toll on all charitable groups, she said.
"From our start as just a small group of volunteers, to now being open and running, is just amazing," said Greene. "We totally benefit from the people in our community who feel this is a worthy cause that addresses a tremendous need."