Archive for March 2010 | Monthly archive page
To celebrate their son Grant’s first birthday, Bobby and Esther Kim planned and hosted a beautiful “Curious George” themed party where donations were given to support GCHope! We would love to thank the Kim family for their generous donation of $800 that will support our local “We’ve Got Your Back” program that serves many homeless children!
Check out the thoughtfully planned party “here”:http://mybridestory.blogspot.com/2010/02/curious-grant-turns-one.html!
There are over 22,000 children in Orange County, CA considered homeless. Here’s a break down of the statistics as prepared by the Orange County Department of Education McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act.
2008-2009 Orange County Homeless Children and Youth
Primary nighttime residency:
Doubled/tripled-up housing due to economic hardship 20,549
Unsheltered (e.g., cars, parks, campgrounds, etc.) 143
School District Enrollment
Anaheim City 4,029
Anaheim Union High 191
Brea Olinda Unified 10
Buena Park 972
Capistrano Connections Academy 3
Capistrano Unified 3,027
Journey School 2
Edward B. Cole, Sr. Academy 1
El Sol Science & Arts Academy 2
Fountain Valley 5
Fullerton Joint Union 351
Garden Grove Unified 931
Huntington Beach City 2
Huntington Beach Union 389
Irvine Unified 77
La Habra City 271
Laguna Beach Unified 5
Los Alamitos Unified 18
Lowell Joint – Reported in L.A. County not reported in O.C.
Newport-Mesa Unified 138
OCDE – ACCESS 132
Ocean View 443
Orange Unified 137
Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified 220
Saddleback Valley Unified 19
Santa Ana Unified 6,815
Tustin Unified 245
In 2008-2009, Orange County school districts identified 22,025 homeless children and youth (preK – 12th grade). Information provided by districts on their LEA Reporting Form Title 1.
“Download these statistics”:http://www.gchope.org/assets/files/id/1847/OC_Homeless_Statistics.pdf
View our most recent “We’ve Got Your Back Statistics Sheet”:http://www.gchope.org/assets/files/id/425/WGYB_2010_Stat_Sheet.pdf
Listen to Steven Leyra share about how he and his team from Rock Harbor church will be heading to Zulu, Uganda to provide medical aid to many in refugee camps. GCHope has equipped the team with the much needed supplies such as Band-Aids, gauze, gloves, tape and Ace bandages. Thanks to the volunteers who came and helped sort the supplies!
Long time partners, “St. Matthews Church”:http://stmatthewsacc.com/ in Newport Beach, are conducting a food drive that will feed hungry children in Orange County.
If you are interested in hosting a food drive, please contact “Stephanie Swanson”:mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org on how you can you can get involved.