‘Volunteer Groups’


Best Buy Volunteers

Jan
2015
08

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We are very thankful to have had Best Buy stop buy to volunteer this past Wednesday! Our volunteers help us so much, especially during the holidays. With Christmas approaching in just one week, you could imagine how thankful we are to have a team of enthusiastic volunteers. These excited volunteers were more than ready to help. Their energy and holiday spirit lifted the office. We loved having Best Buy participate in our mission of serving vulnerable children and families across the street and around the world. Thanks Best Buy!

 IMG 6944 Best Buy Volunteers

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It all began when a GCHope volunteer suggested that her kid’s martial arts studio do a toy drive for GCHope during December. This small idea grew to be a contagious movement throughout the community and turned into a toy, food, and cash drive for the vulnerable children GCHope serves. In one month the American Martial Arts Academy in Fullerton raised $1,600 and around $300 worth of toys and food for underprivileged children. GCHope is so grateful to the couple hundred families that showed up in a big way for families in need this Christmas. This is an incredible amount and we can’t believe how one martial arts academy could be behind all this. Thank you American Martial Arts Academy and all those who participated!

 IMG 6967 American Martial Arts Academy Gives to Children in Need

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The Christmas season means three things to GCHope staff: presents for thousands of children, Wrapping Parties, and controlled chaos. GCHope has finished the process of distributing thousands of donated gifts to the underprivileged children in We’ve Got Your Back (WGYB). We are so grateful to the companies, churches, groups, and individuals for showing up this Christmas in a big way for these children.

Believe it or not, once the gifts have all arrived and sorted, the work isn’t done yet. GCHope reaches out to our family of donors and friends to help us wrap them all! It’s not a Christmas present if it isn’t wrapped and ready to be put under the tree! In the last four weeks GCHope has had over 200 elves join us for our evening Wrapping Parties to help make this Christmas a special one for so many WGYB children. The grand total of gifts wrapped and distributed to vulnerable children is over 4,000! Thank you everyone for helping making this Christmas possible for GCHope and the WGYB kids.

IMG 6872 Wrapping for Homeless ChildrenIMG 6916 Wrapping for Homeless Children

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We love seeing how enthusiastic children can be about giving back to the community. When a group of Camp Fire girls came into GCHope, we were stunned by what they did. A group of 12 Camp Fire girls came together to created an amazing food drive in their own community of Long Beach. This group of young girls had brown bags donated from Fresh and Easy. They attached a flyer to each bag asking for donations of canned or boxed food and left these empty bags on the porches of houses in their community. When the girls returned at the end of the week to collect the donations, they had an overwhelming amount of support from their neighbors. Together, the Camp Fire girls collected over 188 pounds of food for homeless children in Orange County! Thank you, Camp Fire girls for participating in our mission of serving vulnerable children and families. We cannot wait to have you come back!

 IMG 6700 Girls Collected 188 Pounds of Food!

Experian Volunteers

Nov
2014
21

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We love our volunteer groups! Just last week, we had a group of wonderful volunteers from Experian. This group of volunteers went above and beyond what was asked of them. Besides volunteering here at GCHope, the 27 volunteers collectively donated $500 from their own pockets for GCHope! Amazing work, Experian. Thank you for participating in our mission of serving vulnerable children and families across the street and around the world.

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GCHope is blessed to have so many volunteers. We love when they come back to continue volunteering with us. One dedicated volunteer group has amazed us by coming every week for over 4 years! Easter Seals stops by GCHope 3 times a week to volunteer. Easter Seals is a group of special needs adults who come to volunteer at GCHope to help build their skills of counting, organizing and more. Each week about 6 people from Easter Seals come to volunteer. These dedicated volunteers stay for 2 – 4 hours every day and are exceptional workers. “They are always excited to volunteer and are more than willing help with whatever is needed,” says Volunteer Coordinator Angie Brock. We are so grateful for your dedication and hard work. Thank you Easter Seals for joining in our mission of serving vulnerable children and families across the street and around the world. See you next week!

IMG 6732 Dedicated to a Mission

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911dos 171 of 79 September 11th Service Day On September 11th, GCHope had a group of 60 volunteers spending a day serving others in honor of the anniversary of a very memorable and important day in American history. The companies that volunteered that day were Union Bank, Starbucks, and K & L Gates. We were lucky enough to have 20 new volunteers from Union Bank. September 11th was this group of Union Bank employees first time volunteering here at GCHope, and it won’t be the last! Our new volunteers love to give back to the community. They even have a Volunteer Coordinator for each division. This division is from the Orange County and Inland Empire. Their Volunteer Coordinator found an opportunity at GCHope for them to volunteer and the rest is history! Tina Robinson from Union Bank said she loves giving back and volunteering by packing backpacks for WGYB is close to her heart. We love sharing our passion and mission for serving vulnerable children and families with new volunteers.

Thanks Union Bank, Starbucks, K & L Gates for coming out to serve that day! Come back and visit us again soon!

 IMG 6413 September 11th Service Day

IMG 6405 September 11th Service Day

Companies We Love

Aug
2014
29

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Our volunteers continue to amaze us! From packing backpacks for We’ve Got Your Back to sorting through medical supplies- they never stop giving. We are so lucky to have had 17 Nutrilite volunteers come into GCHope. Nutrilite is an active volunteer group here. Once a month, Nutrilite visits GCHope to volunteer. This week, these volunteers helped build 500 hygiene kits for Syrian refugees. Amazing! We cannot begin to thank Nutrilite enough. We are thrilled Nutrilite is taking part in our mission in serving vulnerable children and families across the street and around the world. Thanks Nutrilite!

Nutrilite 2 Companies We Love

Nutrilite 1 Companies We Love

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Disney is always willing to lend a helping hand. This week, a group of about 15 volunteers from different departments of Disney came to GCHope to help in our mission to serve vulnerable children and families. One Disney Cast Member was given this opportunity to volunteer on his first few days with Disney.This energetic group of VoluntEARS did so much while they were here. They packed a total of 55 backpacks for We’ve Got Your Back and sorted through 5 pallets of donated items for Giving for Living. If that was not already enough, they continued to work hard by sorting through medical supplies. Amazing! We always love having Disney stop by the GCHope facility and hope to see their smiling faces soon. Thanks Disney!

Disney Volunteers Disneys at it Again

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Who is red and white and loves to volunteer? You guessed right – Target! These wonderful volunteers did more than just the typical volunteer work. Besides packing backpacks for We’ve Got Your Back, they also sorted through items for Giving For Living. That is not all! Target worked fast and had time to sort through some medical supplies. Our Target volunteers are amazing and we are thrilled to have them dedicate their time here at GCHope. Thanks Target for helping us in our mission mission to help serve vulnerable children and families.

Target Volunteers Target Serving Others