Family Promise of Hendricks County Announces Partnership With State Bank of Lizton
PLAINFIELD, Ind. (February 29, 2019) — As part of its Building Hope capital campaign, Family Promise of Hendricks County has awarded naming rights of its new resource center to State Bank of Lizton, the premier community bank in Hendricks and Boone counties. As part of the multi-year, $100,000 agreement, the center – which opened in early February – will be known as the State Bank of Lizton Family Promise Resource Center.
Family Promise provides housing and services to families experiencing homelessness and poverty in Hendricks County and will use the State Bank of Lizton Family Promise Resource Center – at 238 N. Vine Street in Plainfield – as its hub, after outgrowing its former facility in Avon. The center allows access to affordable housing and all the services and support needed to fast-track families from poverty to sustainable independence. It also houses the offices of the organization’s executive director and family advocates.
Family Promise Executive Director Julie Randall said, “The new State Bank of Lizton Family Promise Resource Center doubles our organization’s current capacity and ability to provide emergency and permanent housing, along with allowing us to provide expanded programming for 150 families annually. We are so grateful to State Bank of Lizton for their substantial investment in this critical community resource.
“The bank’s partnership with Family Promise is helping to break the cycle of poverty and changing lives, not just in the moment, but forever. It’s easy to say homelessness and poverty are problems too big to solve, but with organizations like State Bank of Lizton who believe there is a solution and become part of it, we can make a difference together.”
State Bank of Lizton President and CEO Mike Baker remarked, “We are pleased to establish our partnership with Family Promise by pledging not only our financial support, but also the time and talent of our staff. We are looking forward to a true collaboration, including financial education for families, days of service and other volunteer opportunities. We feel the partnership is a natural one, with both our organizations focused on improving the lives of those in the Hendricks and Boone county communities.
“State Bank of Lizton is proud to provide each of our employees with one day of paid time off annually to give back to the communities we serve, and we are looking forward to organizing a number of volunteer events with Family Promise throughout 2019 and beyond. We are also glad to be able to act as Financial Allies for Family Promise’s families in residence, with our bankers providing one-on-one coaching on financial crisis management and stability planning.”
A Grand Opening Celebration for Family Promise supporters is planned for Thursday, April 18, at State Bank of Lizton Family Promise Resource Center.
Founded in 2015, Family Promise transforms the lives of families experiencing homelessness and poverty in Hendricks County by providing housing, stability services and homelessness prevention, with the goal of achieving sustainable independence. All of these life changing activities occur at the State Bank of Lizton Family Promise Resource Center. It is a vibrant hub where those experiencing homelessness and poverty in Hendricks County can access affordable housing, childcare, transportation, living wage employment assistance, bilingual advocacy and life skills to achieve sustainable stability. For more information about Family Promise and to donate to the organization, visit familypromisehendrickscounty.org.
State Bank of Lizton is an independently owned and operated community bank with nine full service locations throughout Hendricks and Boone counties. With offices in Avon, Brownsburg (2), Plainfield, Lebanon (2), Lizton, Pittsboro and Zionsville, the bank offers a full line of personal and commercial banking services and is the premier community bank in the area. Learn more at any branch, at 866-348-4674, or at statebankoflizton.com.
Photo: State Bank of Lizton employees present a financial donation to Family Promise of Hendricks County Executive Director Julie Randall. From left: Sharon Lovejoy, Diane Stennett, Gretchen Patterson, Greg Zusan, Rob Julius, Greg Gault, Julie Randall, Mike Baker, Jim Young, Cindy Dixon, Kevin Himmelhaver, Holly Roseboom, Jessica Riedel.