On Saturday, May 18, Wienerschnitzel in Buena Park is hosting a “Day of Hope” benefiting Giving Children Hope.
Guests who bring in canned food items between 9 am and 10 pm will receive raffle tickets for prizes. In addition, 20% of all purchases made with the attached flyer will go directly to GCHope.
Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to support GCHope and the We’ve Got Your Back program! We’ll see you there!
Join us for this amazing event on Sunday, May 26th.
We were very excited to host team members from Target stores throughout the area. We have been working to find a time that works for everyone and finally made it happen yesterday. They did a great job in all three of our main volunteer projects. From sorting medical supplies for distribution to a clinic in Haiti to packing backpacks full of food for children in need throughout Orange County to arranging donations of household supplies for our hundreds of partner agencies. They did a great job, always with a smile. We were very grateful for their help and are looking forward to having them serve with us again soon.
In addition, we are also the recipient of a Target Community Grant for $5,000 which they brought yesterday! Thanks Target for giving your time and support to Bring Health to Kids in Crisis!
Thank you to everyone who came out to Giving Children Hope’s 6th annual gala, Hope 500, at the Marconi Automotive Museum on September 16, 2012. It was a fun, exciting and enriching night!
Donors, partners, volunteers, families and friends attended the night of celebration. Hope 500 highlighted several of GCHope’s international and domestic programs, including We’ve Got Your Back, Giving For Living, Military Support, Disaster Relief, Medical/Pharmaceutical Supplies and the Buena Park Community Clinic. Along with the featured programs, guests enjoyed a wonderful dinner and were entertained with music from the Pawnshop Kings, a live painting, and stories about those GCHope serve around the world.
There were a couple of lucky guests who took home great prizes from our raffle; choices were either a beautiful original vintage negative Greta Garbo print or a two-night San Francisco vacation package. There was also a variety of silent auction packages, including Morgan Bay Beach Resort, St. Lucia, Flightdeck Flight Simulation, A Taste of Napa Valley, Museum Madness and The Pampered Panther.
If you missed this year’s gala, be sure to join us next year for an even greater celebration as we commemorate GCH’s 20th Anniversary!
Canyon Hills Women’s Club is hosting a fundraising event for us! “The Art of Soup”, will be held on Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 at The Madsen Home in Anaheim, CA.
This event is a gathering of community leaders, business executives, philanthropists and others to enjoy an auction, judge student art works, and sample soups, breads, and decadent desserts from some of Orange County’s finest restaurants. Proceeds from this event will help fund Giving Children Hope’s “We’ve Got Your Back” program.
Click below for the flyer:
The Art of Soup Flyer
For more information, contact:
Diana Frost: (714) 397-7768 or Evelyn Bell: (714) 529-6563
Check out the pictures from the Cut-A-Thon, a fundraising event held by Giving Children Hope at the Bella Dia Salon & Spa on August 13. All haircuts were priced for $10 dollars and all proceeds went to GCHope’s “We’ve Got Your Back Program.”
All our staff members got a new haircut, including America, Rosa, Barbara, and Jessica. Thanks to Virginia Vaughn, owner of the Bella Dia Salon & Spa, and her staff for hosting the event and for giving GCHope staff members a wonderful hair experience!
Last Thursday, St. John’s Lutheran Church hosted “A Minute to Win it,” a game-show inspired fundraiser event to raise money for Japan.
Rachel, a sixth-grade student and member of the youth ministry at St. John’s, conceptualized the “Minute to Win it” event and coordinated the entire program with help of parents, staff and volunteers.
Raffle tickets were sold to individuals interested in competing in the various, often unusual, contests. Rounds of games included throwing noodles into a bucket using tweezers, shaking ping pong balls out of a fanny pack with only hip motions, and much more.
In between rounds of contests, groups of talented young people danced, sang and performed skits with staff and pastors.
This unique and fun evening also featured a video montage of children discussing, in their eyes, the importance of helping Japan.
Thank you, Rachel and the entire St. John’s Lutheran Church team, for this incredible event!
As a way for a family to teach the value of social responsibility to their children, the Cantu family hosted a food drive, lemonade stand and fundraiser to support the efforts of GCHope!
Each child participated in these efforts, contributing whatever time and talents they could, to make the family’s efforts a success.
We are so thankful for these unique and creative ways to get involved. Thank you so much!
Students of Mary Bragg Elementary get creative as they host a variety of fundraisers to support disaster relief efforts in Japan. They were able to raise more than $1,200 for Giving Children Hope!
Watch the video to hear their wonderful ideas! Thank you so much, Mary Bragg Elementary!
When Crescent Avenue, a local Buena Park Christian school, heard about the food shortage affecting Giving Children Hope’s Backpack Program, they decided to incorporate a food drive into their own school scholarship fundraiser.
Cresent Avenue’s mission for their fundraiser is to one day provide scholarships to children in the community who would greatly benefit from Christian education.
“We firmly believe that giving back to the community is our duty and what God calls us to do,” said Belinda Miller, Publicity Captain for Cresent Avenue.
When Crescent Avenue found out through Brain Power Mania that GCHope’s “We’ve Got Your Back” program, a program which works to fill thousands of backpacks with nutritious foods to feed 1,000 homeless children in Orange County each and every weekend, needed help they felt it was their calling to combine fundraisers.
“We will do our best to bring as much food and attention to the cause as we can,” mentioned Miller.
Crescent Avenue’s fundraiser entitled “Race for Christian Education” kicked off Friday, March 11, 2011, with a Family Dinner Night. Their school-run food drive to benefit GCHope’s Backpack Program will run from March 11-April 15th.
They have made it a priority to advertise the food drive as much as possible throughout their school, Church and Preschool.