Archive for November 2009 | Monthly archive page
Giving Children Hope’s Family Volunteer Day on Saturday November 21 was a huge success. More than 150 men, women and children showed up to help GCHope provide health care locally and abroad.
The volunteers came from all walks of life representing families, school groups, girl scouts and groups from businesses.
They spent the day making Christmas cards for the children of WGYB, sorting clothes, filling back packs, stocking food, organizing medical supplies and salvaging metal from unusable machines.
GCHope would like to thank the following groups for their hard work on Saturday:
Fear the Owls (McGarvin intermediate), Girl Scout Troop 1912 (St. Ann’s in Santa Ana), the Westmonsters (Westmont University), Delta Lambda Chi (UCI), Circle K (CSUF), Garden Grove Adult Education Center-Lincoln Education Center, Team Bravo-Camacho, and all of the other volunteers.
20 employees from UnitedHealth care decided the best way to build team unity would be to give back to the community as a team. They got a chance to spend some time together out of the office by visiting the back pack room at Giving Children Hope and sorting food for the homeless children in orange County.
A group of more than 25 high school students from Orange Lutheran visited the Giving Children Hope headquarters for a day of fun and service. The students helped out in every part of the building including sorting medical supplies, filling back packs, cleaning gear and helping to scrap metal and unusable machines.
The “Yorba Linda Sunrise Rotary”:http://www.ylrotary.org/ donated $4,000 toward “We’ve Got Your Back” matching grant challenge! Their efforts will be doubled by the Dhont Family Foundation to double the amount of children that are fed nutritious food throughout the school year.
Giving Children Hope thanks the YLSR for their continued support feeding homeless children in Orange County through the We’ve Got Your Back program.
Inspired by their donation? “Donate here.”:http://www.gchope.org/double-your-impact
Most people are unaware that there is such a large homeless rate in Orange County. In fact, for this school year there are 22,025 children in Orange County. Through our We’ve Got Your Back program, GCHope has been feeding 356 of them on a weekly basis. Our goal this year is to feed 1,000 of these children each week.
To partner with us on this endeavor, the Dhont Family Foundation recently awarded us a $25,000 matching grant. Just today we received $4,000 from the Yorba Linda Sunrise Rotary club which will now be doubled. However, we have just 4 weeks left to raise $20,935 to fulfill the grant. That means we need service clubs, churches and individuals to get involved to help these children. The $25,000 raised will turn into $50,000 and will help to feed 208 homeless children and their families – EVERY – SINGLE – WEEK!
So, if you’ve been wondering about how you can make a difference this holiday season, consider giving: to the We’ve Got Your Back program to have your gift doubled. It only takes a little bit to have a huge impact in the life of a child!
Donate non-perishable food items through December 31 and earn 100 points per item for your school through Shopping Partnership: Buena Park Downtown. Bring your donations to the Customer Service Center. Donations benefit “We’ve Got Your Back Program” to help fight hunger in Orange County elementary schools.
About Shopping Partnership
Since 1992, Shopping Partnership has partnered with more than 55 shopping centers throughout the United States. Our School Rewards Programs have generated over $3 million in donations to more than 1500 schools.
What sets a Shopping Partnership School Rewards Program apart is a targeted effort to provide a “win-win” approach for the schools and the shopping centers with a no cost fundraising program. Customers can shop as they usually do, but credit their school for purchases, participation in shopping center events and more. Every school receives a monetary reward in our School Rewards Programs. The shopping centers and stores benefit from increased sales and shopper loyalty, since many customers will shift their shopping habits to support their school.
The role of Shopping Partnership is to support the schools and the shopping centers, giving each useful tools and opportunity to be successful.
To earn points for your school, please drop off the food at Buena Park Downtown.
A team of Bank of America employees, along with friends and family, paid tribute to former employee Phyllis Vanderpool by volunteering time at Giving Children Hope. Phyllis was known for her giving spirit, to honor her 85 members spent a combined total of 300 hours sorting clothes, medical supplies, and food at the GCHope warehouse.
Thanks to everyone who prayed for me for last night’s competition! While I am sad to report that GCHope did not win any prize money, I can say that I am thankful that I made it through the presentation! You can view it in our video channel.
In all, it was a great opportunity for us to tell our story and present our new program, the Mobile Medical Clinic to serve the under-served in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. We are excited about the program and know that we will find people who believe in the program and would be willing to support it.
Now I can check off my list of things to do in life: speaking in front of 400 people. Funny enough, I didn’t keel over OR fall off of the stage. God is good!
The great people at the Dhont Family Foundation has offered us a $25,000 matching grant for We’ve Got Your Back!
This is where we need your help! You have the unique opportunity to double your impact and feed more homeless children in Orange County! We need to raise $25,000 to help us receive the matching grant!
Make sure you make your online donation at “www.wgyb.org”:[~425~] in order to double your donation.
Last year you helped us match Dhont’s $15,000 matching grant in addition of an award of $10,000. In totaly, Dhont donated $40,000 to We’ve Got Your Back! 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.
In partnership with Care2, Feeding America, The National Alliance to End Homelessness, the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, and Guidestar, the 2009 Food & Shelter Awards will recognize the top-rated nonprofits making a difference in homelessness or hunger in your communities.
Visit “here”:http://greatnonprofits.org/reviews/profile2/global-operations-and-development-giving-children-hope to write a review about how GCHope’s We’ve Got Your Back program is making a difference by feeding homeless children in Orange County.