Timken first heard of Giving Children Hope and the local programs through the Orange County United Way. After finding more information about the We’ve Got Your back program, they were inspired to get involved.
GCHope has been a partner of the Orange County United Way since 2006. This partnership has led to wonderful opportunities for the We’ve Got Your Back program and has helped the GCHope staff develop some truly great relationships. This is no different with Timken.
A team of Timken volunteers came to the GCHope facility to help sort canned food items, fill backpacks, correct nutrition-focused homework assignments and award prizes to those completed correctly.
While volunteering the Timken team let us know that, in addition to their volunteer services, they pre-approved a $2,500 grant toward We’ve Got Your Back! This grant will allow 10 more children enroll in the program!
Thank you, Timken, for your volunteerism, your dedication to the local community, and your investment in the lives of homeless school children in Orange County! We are extremely grateful!
Offering an entire day of service, the wonderful and fun-loving volunteers from ADP spent their time supporting Giving Children Hope’s local programs.
The team began its volunteer day by helping to sort housewares, test appliances and assemble various household items. These items were then placed into the Giving For Living and Missionary Program to benefit local nonprofit partners and the communities they each serve.
Shortly after a lunch break, the team then gathered in the warehouse to assist with the We’ve Got Your Back program to help feed children identified as homeless in Orange County. The group helped to sort canned food items, stuff backpacks with nutritious foods, prepare rolling carts for distribution and helped the GCHope team get on track for new school year.
We are so thankful for the full day of support you all gave. Thank you so much for your assistance (and a few good laughs)!
It takes a lot of will power to sacrifice a Saturday morning after a long week at school, a trying week at the office, or a tough week with the kids at home. Last weekend, a group of volunteers of all ages made the great sacrifice and served their local community.
With smiles, these volunteers helped to sort medical supplies for international shipments, stuffed backpacks with canned food items for homeless children in Orange County, and even cleaned our Mobile Medical Clinic!
Thank you for your tireless efforts and support! We are so thankful for your willingness to sacrifice your weekend to serve!
Giving Children Hope was pleased to have the Buena Park High School football team return to the office for a second round of volunteering! The men of the football team were, as always, highly respectful and willing to help in any and all areas.
Members of the team, led by Head Coach Anthony White, helped to sort food for the We’ve Got Your Back program, lend a hand in the Mission Store and Giving For Living area, and much more.
Thank you, BPHS Football for all of your help the second time around!
If you’ve turned on the news lately, you’ve probably heard about the series of “natural disasters”:[~2482~] that struck across the United States from floods and tornadoes, to massive snow storms. It’s easy for a Southern California native to feel disconnected while enjoying sunny, 70-degree weather with nothing worse than a rainy day here and there.
But after catching a recent flu and spending considerable time in bed recuperating, I found myself turning on CNN day-after-day to know more about the heartbreaking events going on several states away.
Nothing so grabbed my attention more than the situation in “Joplin”:[~2482~]. A place left devastated when a massive tornado ripped through the town killing at least 124 and injuring 750 people. A lot of the town was left looking like a wasteland.
I heard many of the stories; some tragic, some miraculous, and many people barely escaping the grips of death. Many spoke on the news about how their loved ones were missing, yet some still praised God in their tragedy and asked for prayers; something that really inspired me.
It wasn’t long after the disaster that Giving Children Hope, the nonprofit I intern for, began sending much-needed supplies to Joplin to aid the victims. It felt good to know that an organization miles-and-miles away from the disaster would jump to help complete strangers.
After watching the “video”:[~2543~] of the pastor in Joplin who received the supplies and seeing tears roll down his face, I knew this must have been the hands and feet of Jesus at work to be apart of helping Joplin.
_Written by Ashley Rogers, Communications Intern for Giving Children Hope. Ashley helped break the story of the disasters in the South and Midwest and helped announce GCHope’s response efforts hours after first communication was made with partners on the ground._
Last week, Dhasti Williams from Southlands and the Community Chapel of Walnut Valley visited Giving For Living to pick-up supplies for her ministry, The Mobile Clinic.
Dhasti was so grateful for the items she was able to receive from Giving For Living and told us the impact of the program on her ministry, her family and her life.
Thanks Dhasti and The Mobile Clinic for all you’re doing in the local communities!
Members of the Savanna High School Key Club volunteered their time with Giving Children Hope earlier this month. Eva Chen, and her team of 14 Key Club members, completed a task only suitable for a group with their enthusiasm: washing the Mobile Medical Clinic.
By the end of the afternoon, the Savanna High Key Club members were feeling a little damp, tired and accomplished. Thanks to their energy and willingness, the Mobile Medical Clinic received a thorough cleaning on the outside and a much-needed scrubbing on the inside.
View photos of their service here!
Thank you, Savanna High School Key Club, for all of your help!
Giving Children Hope has been a part of my life for almost 3 ½ years now. I remember my first day coming in the door. I didn’t want to live in Orange County so I was certain I wouldn’t take the job – I was just simply practicing my interview skills since it had been many years since my last interview. I decided I’d try working here – but just for three months. I had no idea that I’d stay so long – I had no idea how cool of a place GCHope is!
In truth, this place can be addicting. If you like to be involved in serving others this is a good place to work. __And if you want to be involved locally AND internationally, it’s a great place to be.__ So it’s not been an easy decision after so long to take on a new challenge.
But there comes a point when it’s time to pass the baton to others. Growth often happens in organizations when new people come in with new ideas and that’s what I believe is going to happen after I’m gone. As for me, I’m making a move back to the private sector to work as the Giving Account Manager for “TOMS Shoes”:http://www.toms.com/ – you know that shoe company that gives away a pair for every pair they sell. So I’m still going to be involved in helping projects all over the world, but just from a different angle this time.
Thanks for being a great audience for my many blogs and videos over the years. Thanks for inspiring me to do more to change the world! I know you’ll continue to inspire me as I now read the blogs instead of writing them. GCHope can’t change the world without YOU – so thanks for all you do to change the world!
On Saturday, February 7, 2009, over 60 volunteers gathered early in the morning to sort medical supplies, package vitamins, and address and fill envelopes for our annual mailings. It is always inspiring to see local community groups and corporations reaching out to their community through service.
In attendance, we had 30 volunteers from “Owens & Minor”:http://www.owens-minor.com/. Owens & Minor, a fortune 500 company, is the nation’s leading distributor of national brand-name medical/surgical supplies to hospitals and integrated health care systems. We also had volunteers from The Interact Club of Los Alamitos High School, “Women for World Health”:http://www.womenforworldhealth.org/, “Health Occupation Students of America”:http://www.hosa.org/, Crean Lutheran South High School, Sequoia Middle School, Agape Church, and Student El Roble Intermediate.
Not only do our volunteers help tremendously, but they also learn a lot in the process. Parents bring their children and show them how to give back to their community. High school students see how they can make a difference in their community despite their age. Students and organizations involved in the medical field get hands-on experience sorting medical supplies and learning about their classifications. Companies like Owens & Minor are able to see what happens to the product they donate: it gets shipped all over the world!
Thank you volunteers for another fun-filled Saturday!