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Giving Children Hope has posted their Indonesian micro-enterprise bakery project on Make the Difference Network, a star-powered online fundraising web site that allows people to donate to your projects.
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The bakery in Indonesia, “California Bakery”, is part of an effort to stimulate and rebuild the local community that is still recovering from the 2005 tsunami. The bakery is a micro-enterprise project that produces bread and pastries for the local community and provides locals with a source of employment and revenue for the area.
Giving Children Hope provided “California Bakery” with the equipment necessary to begin work, including ovens, mixers, baking pans, and cooking materials. The bakery is located on a street that was fully submerged by the tsunami.
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On March 9, Giving Children Hope invites you to UCLA to hear indigenous leader Pastor Andre tell his amazing story of his home country Cameroon, Africa, and what he does today to help those from his home country.
*Who: Giving Children Hope, Global Brigades, and the African Academy of Christian Leadership (Partners for Change)*
*What: The First Southern California Global Brigades Event*
*Where: UCLA Kerckhoff Hall Meeting Room – State Room 131* (park at Structure #6)
*When: Sunday, March 9*
*12 p.m. – 2 p.m.*
*Cost: $8 for parking at the Kiosk / free parking before the Kiosk*
Come hear Pastor Andre from Cameroon, Africa, tell his story of where he has come from, and what he does today to help those from his country. Pastor Andre is President of the African Academy of Christian Leadership, a university he founded 18 years ago.
Global Medical Brigades and Giving Children Hope recently partnered together to send a shipment of pharmaceuticals, valued at $400,000, to health clinics in Cameroon.
He is introducing community development through medical and business as a component to the curriculum there.
Pastor Andre is currently here receiving his PhD in community development.
First 15 attendees will receive a Global Brigades T-shirt.
Last night I was able to watch the film, Call + Respond which will come in theaters in October. My friend of 5 years Justin Dillion is the director and has partnered with another friend, David Batstone of the Not for Sale Campaign. I have been well aware of the issue for years now, and known both of these gentleman apart from each other. It’s funny how small and connected the non-profit sector is. We all know each other. But we need more people getting involved to make a difference.
__If you don’t know, there are over 27 million slaves in the world today – more than any other time in history.__ Wow, really! Did you think slavery is an issue from the past? Well, it is isn’t! And you probably support the $32 billion industry without even knowing it. Justin is a doer and he’s bringing awareness to this issue to say: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! And at Giving Children Hope we agree!
So we hope you’ll see the film when it goes into theaters soon. And we hope you’ll do something you are passionate about in this world to make a difference.
As we say at Giving Children Hope – this is YOUR world and we are YOUR organization. Don’t just be educated – do something!
Giving Children Hope’s We’ve Got Your Back program has been awarded with a $10,000 grant from the Dhont Family Foundation to help purchase food for the program.
In addition to the grant, the Dhont Family Foundation is offering a $15,000 matching grant.
*This is where we need your help!* We need to raise $15,000 to help us receive the matching grant!
“Double Your Donation Today”:https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_donations&business=jsteverding%40godaid%2eorg&item_name=Giving%20Children%20Hope&no_shipping=0&no_note=1&tax=0¤cy_code=USD&lc=US&bn=PP%2dDonationsBF&charset=UTF%2d8 and make sure to mark your donation as WGYB-Dhont.
Giving Children Hope is grateful to the Dhont Family Foundation for their contribution and dedication to Orange County’s homeless children.
We’ve Got Your Back is our weekend nutrition program created by Giving Children hope for elementary students in the Orange Unified School District who have been identified as “homeless” under the McKinney-Vento act.
The Dhont Family Foundation was founded in 1998 and helps fund local projects in Southern California.
On January 31, four students completed Giving Children Hope’s computer training course as part of the workforce development program, Hands of Hope.
In the 8-week course, students learned the basic operations of a computer, basic typing skills, and Microsoft Office. The 8-week course concluded with a career training workshop where they learned how to write a resume, interview well, and search for a job.
Hands of Hope is Giving Children Hope’s workforce development program which aims to alleviate poverty at its source by equipping vulnerable individuals with the job skills they need to become self-sufficient. Hands of Hope has been supported by the “United Way of Orange County”:http://www.unitedwayoc.com/ since 2003.
On February 1, Giving Children Hope sent boxes of over-the-counter medicine to Michigan where they will be hand-delivered by Bill van Steenis to the El Shaddi Ministries Church in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Finding it difficult to ship medicine to Haiti, where boxes can sit for months at port, sometimes never arriving at its rightful destination, Bill decided to partner with Giving Children Hope to hand-deliver boxes of much needed medication himself.
Bill received the medicine today and he will be delivering them to Haiti in March.