Number of People: 19
Area of Focus: We’ve Got Your Back
Accomplishments: Give me a P! Give me a T! Give me a K! What does that spell? Phi Theta Kappa! We had these amazing Cal State Fullerton students coming in and out of our warehouse all day. Some students stayed for more than 6 hours! They helped us fill almost all of the backpacks and stocked two pallets of donated food items. Not only that, they organized all of our shelves in the We’ve Got Your Back program. Words cannot express how grateful our WGYB Coordinator is for that and how grateful we at Giving Children Hope are for your generosity.
Food Science Club
Number of People: 7
Area of Focus: We’ve Got Your Back
Accomplishments: Chapman University’s Food Science Club came in and helped us clear up some new donations we received. This small group assisted our We’ve Got Your Back program by going through and sorting about one and a half pallets – no small feat! Their efforts will help us keep track of what food we have and make it easier to find certain items when filling up backpacks for the week. We really appreciate your help and look forward to having some more Chapman University students drop by. Who knows, volunteering could be a good way to keep that “Freshman 15″ at bay.
According to Nationsencyclopedia.com, health conditions in Honduras have been known to be among the worst in the Western Hemisphere. Malnutrition, impure water, poor sewage disposal, and inadequate housing are the major health problems.
Honduras recently reported a major outbreak of respiratory ailments, ranging from influenza to pneumonia. These extremely contagious illnesses, when left untreated, may develop into more serious health issues. Women and children unable to seek medical attention face life threatening fevers and complications with breathing. Men, often farmers and labor workers, are suffering from exhaustion, dehydration, fevers, chills and breathing problems.
Cindy Noblitt, Church partner, teacher and volunteer for Giving Children Hope, took measures to alleviate the staggering health conditions in Honduras.
Noblitt went to Honduras twice, once in 2010 and 2011, with a group of teenagers from Los Angeles Baptist High School to help refurbish and run a clinic, Asosiacion El Buen Pastor.
She brought large amounts of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies with her to support the Honduran clinic. Noblitt also mails several boxes of medical supplies each month to aid the clinic from back home in the United States.
The clinic’s mission is to “Strive to follow Jesus Christ’s model of serving the poor and needy. We provide our patients with quality and efficient services, sharing with them the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ. We strive to create a culture of solidarity in key areas of our society in order to join the fight against poverty.”
With the help of people like Cindy and the teenagers from Los Angeles Baptist H.S., the clinic has been able to move forward with its mission in fighting against poverty in Honduras.
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!
More than 100 high school students from Whittier Christian High School gathered at the Giving Children Hope facility for a day of service. Students, directed by GCHope and WCHS staff, sorted medical supplies, filled backpacks with food for homeless children in Orange County, served in the Giving for Living and Mission Store, cleaned, performed office work and much, much more.
In total, the students completed tasks and projects that would normally take weeks in just a few hours. Each volunteer served with a smile and showed nothing but respect and love to the programs, projects, team leads and each other.
Thank you, Whittier Christian students!
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!
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!
On Saturday, April 3, Caitlyn Duffy of Whittier Christian High School held a benefit concert to raise funds and awareness for the continuous needs in Haiti.
As many as six student and Alumni-lead bands took the stage at WCHS’ Herald Hall for a night of music, student speakers, fundraising and fun. Burning Bush Clothing Company and Carousel Clothing were also present to sell products and clothing during the event.
This special event raised $719.05 for Giving Children Hope’s Haiti Relief and Recovery efforts. Burning Bush Clothing Company also donated its proceeds direct to Haiti relief while Carousel Clothing donated a t-shirt to a homeless individual for each t-shirt purchased.
In February, students from WCHS raised more than $6600 in their “$2000 in 10 minutes” fundraiser and a number of students volunteered one afternoon to sort medical supplies for Haiti victims.
Giving Children Hope is continually grateful for Whittier Christian’s partnership and contributions toward Haiti relief and recovery!
Giving Children Hope Board member Virginia Vaughn and her husband, Kenny Vaughn, delivered hygiene products to the students at International Theological Seminary, many who are from other countries. These students are taught to meet the pressing needs and challenges of the churches in Third World countries by providing theological education and ministry skills to students from the areas.
I want to use this letter to express our thanksgiving and appreciation to you and your team. As one of the student reps, I want to thank you for your spiritual blessings in songs, love, presence and encouragement and importation of hope, faith and kindness.
Thank you for blessing us physically with the hygiene ; they all go a long way to help us physically and financially. We are grateful indeed and in truth.
For Immediate Release
Students Work to Improve Education in Ghana
BUENA PARK, Calif. (August 12, 2008) – Tomorrow, Giving Children Hope will fill a 40-foot container of medical equipment and supplies to be shipped to Valley View University in Oyibi, Ghana. The aid will benefit the university’s Nursing Department and on-campus clinic. This container is in partnership with Student in Free Enterprise from La Sierra University,
Valley View University, a Seventh -Day Adventist private institution, orchestrates programs to assist local grade schools and train adults in micro business. Giving Children Hope and Students in Free Enterprise have collaborated in the past to help equip these programs with computers and medical supplies.
Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) is a global non-profit organization that mobilizes university students in over 40 countries. The organization’s branch at La Sierra University recently won first place at the World SIFE Competition for their efforts in Ghana.
Giving Children Hope is a faith-based nonprofit organization dedicated to alleviating poverty (domestically and abroad) through disaster relief, health and community development, vocational training and advocacy. For more information, visit www.gchope.org.
Giving Children Hope
Ph: 714-523-4454 x. 112