Family Promise of Morris County
Thank you for your interest in supporting Family Promise's motel shelter guests!
We are excited to have a shelter program up and running and are so grateful for the Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township's support and thoughtfulness toward our guests!
We are utilizing three motel rooms for shelter at the following motel:
The Sonesta Suites, 100 Candlewood Drive, Morris Plains
The profiles for the guests are as follows:
Tiffany, 29, F (Room #304 ) Birthday: 2/17/1992
James, 9, M Birthday: 4/17/2011
Kyleigh, 5, F Birthday: 6/24/2015
Johnny, 3, M Birthday: 8/6/2017
*Special Notes: The family has their own vehicle and would prefer take-out meal delivery and groceries*. No food allergies noted by any family member and they love fruits and vegetables!
Harry, 57, M (Room #331 ) Birthday: 8/21/1964
*Special Notes: Harry does not have his own vehicle. He would prefer a mix of prepared meals, groceries*, and delivery and he does like to cook! No allergies.
Sheryl, 64, F (Room #329 ) Birthday: 10/22/1957
*Special Notes: Sheryl has her own vehicle and would very much prefer groceries* to she can cook her own meals due to her work schedule. No allergies. Also because of Sheryl's work schedule, she will not be able to participate in virtual activities.
*If providing groceries, please contact Nora Godown for grocery list.
Since all of the rooms at the Sonesta are equipped with full kitchens, including a full-size refrigerator, cook top stove and microwave, along with dishes, silverware, glassware and more, we have several options for meal support.
You now have the option of dropping off a homemade meal to the hotel front desk with room number (in a contactless manner), having a meal delivered from a local restaurant, providing gift cards to Uber Eats, Door Dash or Grubhub, or supplying Shop Rite gift cards so that guests may buy ingredients to cook their own meals.
Please indicate homemade meal, restaurant-delivered meal, gift card, groceries or Shop Rite card in dinner comment section.
For meal delivery from local restaurants, here is a list of ones close to the Sonesta that will deliver:
Szechuan Delite https://www.szechuandelite.com/
Five Guys Burgers https://order.fiveguys.com/menu/denville/
Tabor Pizzeria https://www.taborpizzeriamenu.com/
Up Thai http://www.upthainj.com/
Chipotle Mexican Grill chipotle.com
If you choose to provide a gift card or Shop Rite card, they can be mailed or dropped off at Family Promise's day center, located at 3 Executive Drive, Morris Plains, NJ 07950 (next to the Interfaith Food Pantry).
Alternatively, you may support the guests by providing the following:
Nonperishable foods for breakfast, lunch and snacks (ie oatmeal, cereal, mac-n-cheese mixes, etc.)
Hotspot minutes for internet access and online schooling (Straight Talk $75 Mobile Hotspot 60-Day Plan e-PIN Top Up (Email Delivery) - Walmart.com - Walmart.com)
Gas gift card
Uber gift card
WalMart gift card
Additionally, we are offering ways for volunteers to engage virtually with guests. You can sign up for one of the following activities or create your own idea:
Meet guests and say hello
Read to children
Do a craft (with mom or children)
Play a musical instrument
We ask that you keep activities to 15 or 30 minutes. Please indicate in the comment section the activity you are signing up for and the duration of time.
If you have any questions, please contact Nora Godown at 973-619-8316 or [email protected]