Project Spotlight: Meet Matt & Moe

 

Family Promise - Moe & MattMeet Matt and Moe.

Matt is the Executive Director of Family Promise of San Gabriel Valley, an organization that helps homeless families in our community.  Family Promise has created a network of 13 congregations across western San Gabriel Valley that provides temporary food and housing for families admitted into the program. During the day, the children go to school, while the parents go to the Family Promise Resource Center where they receive assistance finding housing, work and social services.

When Matt joined Family Promise, he knew right away that the organization needed a new website, one that could reach out to supporters to keep them updated regarding the progress of the families that were being helped.  Matt also wanted to improve online donations in the 4th Quarter.

Moe came to the US last year from Germany, having just completed his PhD in Theoretical Physics.  Moe’s wife suggested he utilize his web skills to help charity organizations in his new country.  He googled ‘helping nonprofits’, found Jericho Road Pasadena, and saw they were looking for web developers for nonprofit projects.

Melanie Goodyear, Executive Director of Jericho Road Pasadena, met with Moe, and she knew right away that his unique skills and strong passion would be invaluable for a nonprofit.  Shortly after, Matt reached out to Melanie to ask for help in building a website for Family Promise.  Melanie got Matt and Moe together for an initial meeting, and Moe knew right away this was exactly the kind of project he had hoped to work on.

Moe and Matt proved to be a strong team, and Moe was able to create and launch a new

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Family Promise helps homeless families stay intact and regain stable housing & employment 

website for Family Promise in just 2 months.  The new website launched in September (fpsgv.org), and Family Promise now has a far more effective platform to reach out to supporters, and a more effective way to secure new donations. The website has let all of Family Promise’s supporters know how the families they helped are doing in establishing new residences.  In addition, with the new site, online donations to Family Promise are well up for 2015.

“It was an absolute honor to work with Matt and the team at Family Promise to help build a new website for this wonderful nonprofit,” said Moe.  Needless to say, Matt is extremely grateful for the work Moe did for Family Promise of San Gabriel Valley.  And both Moe and Matt are grateful to the team at Jericho Road Pasadena, who got them together to make the website project possible.

 

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