‘Volunteer Groups’


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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

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2014
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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

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2014
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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

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IMG 6137 The Heart of Serving Others

Every Monday two dedicated friends, Allison Luu and Victoria Tores, drive their children from Arcadia to Buena Park to volunteer at Giving Children Hope. These two families drive a distance of 30 miles, sometimes taking an hour to get to GCHope to serve needy families. The kids – Ethan (13), Zachary (11), Kyle (11), and Taylor (9) – are on summer vacation and have selflessly chosen to give back to the community during their time off from school.

The Luu and Tores families originally connected with GCHope for a school service project and haven’t stopped volunteering since. Allison Luu says she loves bringing the kids here to volunteer because they are learning that volunteering is about much more than getting praise and affirmation from others. She wants them to understand the heart of serving others and hopes it will be an integral part of their lives.

GCHope is so thankful for the Luu and Tores families’ dedication and love for serving vulnerable children and families across the street and around the world.

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GCHope was delighted to have Banana Republic from the Block in Orange take part in our mission to serve vulnerable children and families. There were 9 employees who took personal time off to make a difference in our community. This group of energetic volunteers were eager to get started. They accomplished a lot in their time here, packing 70 backpacks for the youth in our We Got Your Back program. GCHope was happy to see this group’s passion for giving back at such a young age. On behalf of the entire GCHope staff, we would like to thank Banana Republic for teaming up with GCHope. We cannot wait to see your smiling faces back at GCHope. Thanks Banana Republic!

Banana Republic 2 GCHope is Going Bananas

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GCHope’s neighbor, Medieval Times in Buena Park, came to volunteer on Monday! A group of 8 Medieval employees shared their love and passion of giving back to their community by volunteering at GCHope. Medieval’s Knights helped GCHope prepare to build our new aquaponic garden that will help produce fruits and vegetables for the children in We’ve Got Your Back. Our warehouse staff was extremely appreciative to have so many young men around to help lift the heavy wooden beams that would be used to build the garden. The knights also prepared backpacks for our WGYB program! GCHope would like to give a big thank you to Medieval Times for volunteering here at GCHope. We appreciate all the hard work you did. Thanks Medieval Times!

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