Archive for January 2011 | Monthly archive page
As a service project, Brea Girl Scout Troop 177 hosted a sleepover for Girl Scouts and Brownies to make blankets for Giving Children Hope. The girls spent hours cutting and tying blankets together to make this donation possible.
This particular troop is very involved with the local We’ve Got Your Back Program and often volunteers to sort canned food and pack backpacks for homeless children in Orange County.
Thank you, Troop 177, for all of your help, support and this wonderfully creative donation!
Our partners at Women for World Health recently returned from a trip to Sierra Leon where 84 reconstructive surgeries were performed. These wonderful snapshots display the incredible work being done around the world by Women for World Health doctors, nurses and volunteers. Each year, thousands of children and their communities receive reconstructive surgeries, medical treatments and other services by this team. Services include gynecology, dentistry, pediatrics, family medicine and much more.
Giving Children Hope is grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the Women for World Health mission by providing various medical supplies for their trips around the world.
Giving Children Hope received a $5 donation from an individual after she visited our website yesterday. Later, we were alerted to a web article about the organization (thanks to Google Alerts), where we discovered our donor was also an avid blogger.
Her blog details how she spent the last year taking time each day to find something for which she was grateful. “This year,” she writes, “my focus will be on giving others a reason to be thankful too.”
She continues by saying “For each day of the 365 days of this year, Tom and I will be donating $5 (or something worth that amount) to a different charity or cause…I understand that $5 will not change the world (or even make any charities get all excited). I get that. My hope is that my $5 will inspire your $5 and someone else’s $5 and someone else’s. My hope is also that by researching and thinking about charity on a daily basis, I will learn to live a less selfish and more selfless life.”
We found that Giving Children Hope is entry #38 and we couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of this year-long mission. Thank you, blogger Jessi, for allowing us to be a part of your project and inspiring everyone around you (especially your readers) to have a new kind of New Years Resolution!
Read more about Jessi’s project on her blog here!
This past weekend, 80 people from various groups in Southern California honored Martin Luther King, Jr. by giving their time. Food was sorted and backpacks were filled for our We’ve Got Your Back program, medical supplies were sorted in preparation for international distribution and household items were tested and repaired for our local partners. In additional, soccer jerseys were folded and packed for a shipment leaving later this month for communities overseas.
Giving Children Hope would like to thank all of the individuals and groups that came to give their time for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! A special thanks to Pimco, Catalyst Christian Community, National Human Resources Association, OC Volunteers, Cypress High School National Honor Society and Hope Worldwide!
Thank you for your hard work and service!
I’m just a week old as a Giving Children Hope employee and am so very excited to have joined the team! I spent my first week meeting different department heads and simply getting my feet wet in all that is GCHope. From the friendly staff, to the plethora of projects, to the dreams of a single organization in my own backyard, GCHope has already greatly encouraged me that, together, we really can make a difference to the glory of God.
I resigned from my previous position doing marketing without another job lined up. It wasn’t what I my heart beat for; it wasn’t something I was passionate about. I wanted to help people, specifically children hurting from the greatest bouts of pain. I decided that sometimes you just have to jump. So I did. On my last day doing marketing, I scheduled my first interview with GCHope. Oh, how God has me in the palm of His hand.
I have joined Holly in the communications department and will be transitioning into a development and communications role in the near future. There is so much to learn and so much to do! Holly is teaching me a wealth of knowledge and I am grateful for both her wisdom and wise cracks.
I am especially excited to be putting my talents and experiences to use to help children around the world who can not help themselves. I pray I am an asset to this organization as we carry out the mission God has called us to. It is such an honor to be able to serve God in this way, and I hope to be of service to my fellow employees as well. I am excited for this new beginning with GCHope and am so thankful for the opportunity to work with this fabulous team!
Photo courtesy of Hearst Communications, Inc.
A volunteer represents Giving Children Hope on DoSomething.org!
Thank you for telling others about your heart for the work of Giving Children Hope. Read more about it “here”:http://www.dosomething.org/project/giving-children-hope.
This week, students from Fairmont Prep visited the Giving Children Hope offices to help pack backpacks with food for the We’ve Got Your Back program, sort product in the Mission Store and many other tasks around the facilities. Check out pictures and video of the students lending their hands to each project!
Thank you Fairmont Prep for all of your help this week!
Happy New Year from Giving Children Hope!
We are excited to start another year serving our local and global communities! We have big goals to reach as we are half-way through the fiscal year, and we are confident with the help of our Lord that we will be able to serve more people! As always, part of healthy growth, Giving Children Hope is shifting gears and bringing on the right staff to help carry out our mission.
On that note, today, sadly, is my last day at GCHope. It has been a pleasure being used by God here at Giving Children Hope and will continue to pray for the organization to prosper. I’m leaving behind not just great friends, but a great family. I am grateful for the chance John Ditty took on a kid right out of college. I will also be grateful to Mr. Brett Florio, our “amazing web developer”:http://www.themancan.com/, who trusted me with his baby (this web site, not any of his actual children. Don’t worry, no babies were harmed in my care). Thanks Brett for being patient with me and for showing me the ropes. Holly will take good care of this site (my trusted sidekick will be taking over communications, marketing and grants)! Most of all, I will be forever grateful for the honor of serving God at a place that loves the community in Jesus name.
It has been a pleasure sharing stories with you and hearing your stories of how you have been touched by the work we do here. You have been a blessing in my life as much as this place has been in mine.
Here’s to a new year and new beginnings!
“For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 1:6