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Steven’s Hope Programs To Continue With A Lot of Good.

For eighteen years, Steven’s Hope had provided families of seriously ill children much needed support. With the closing of the charity due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there were numerous calls and messages pleading to stay open and keep the highly beneficial programs going.

Although Steven’s Hope will not be continuing to offer services as in the past, many of the projects and programs will continue with A Lot of Good, Inc.

A Lot of Good was founded by Steven’s Hope co-founder, Sandy Cappelli. She took the concept of the small thrift stores Steven’s Hope operated and expanded the operations and the outreach in the community. A Lot of Good has a thrift store located at 1980 W. Foothill Blvd., in Upland, that is the center of the operations.

“A Lot of Good was created to help families and children needing assistance in several areas, not just seriously ill children, although we do that, too” said Sandy Cappelli. “We have partnerships with hospitals and local nonprofits specializing in homelessness, foster care, cancer treatments, underprivileged and underserved, as well as those that have had devastating events like the loss of a home due to fire.”

Currently, ALOG (A Lot of Good) is working with several departments at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital, Kasier Permanente and is creating a relationship with San Antonio Regional Hospital.

“Steven’s Hope had Fill A Need, which addressed day-to-day living expenses like transportation, food, clothing and other expenses. At A Lot of Good, that is the Essential Needs Program,” said Cappelli.

“Another program was We Care. That provided activities and other support to families like Easter Baskets, backpacks for school and the Winter Wonderland Program that supplied Christmas presents to hundreds of kids each year. That program is still We Care.”

Currently, the ALOG backpack drive just wrapped up and goods were delivered to Shoes That Fit, as well as, Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital. Details of the Winter Wonderland Project will be made available in mid-September on the A Lot of Good website.

At the present time, the Housing for Hope program is not continuing with ALOG, but it, along with another “grant” program is in planning.

For more information on how to support the programs and projects started by Steven’s Hope for Children, please visit A Lot of Good at www.alotofgood.or or call 909-233-7825.

COVID-19 Update

These are challenging times. The coronavirus pandemic is changing almost every aspect of our lives. Emotions and fear are running high. Yet, at this moment, we must all try to stay informed, safe and take every precaution we can to save ourselves and those around us from this nasty disease. 

In times like these, a few of the Core Values that Steven’s Hope has as an organization seem to be more appropriate than ever. 

  1. With Faith Everything Is Possible
  2. Embrace Hope
  3. Cherish Family
  4. Be Responsible for Each Other
  5. Treat Everyone With Respect

At Steven’s Hope, we are taking steps to keep our staff, volunteers and families as safe as possible.  Currently, our office is closed and the staff and volunteers are working remotely.  Families are still in our apartments, trying to limit contact and exposure to the outside world. Yet, we still need to support them in every way we can. 

Fundraising events and other in-person gatherings though June 30 have been cancelled or rescheduled.  The St. Patrick’s Day fundraiser with El Torito was cancelled.  The Drives to Save Lives Golf Classic originally scheduled for May 4 has been rescheduled to July 13. The night at the ballpark, scheduled for July 3, will most likely be canceled as there is currently no professional sports being played. Other activities, like Family Days, have been cancelled until further notice.  

As you can imagine, this pandemic has had a negative financial impact on Steven’s Hope.  If you are able to make a financial contribution online, please follow this link to make a donation. In the next few days, there will be more announcements coming about how you can support Steven’s Hope for Children to continue its programs and operations.

While there are very severe repercussions of this pandemic taking place, use this time to Make Ripples. Spend time with your family, play a board game, connect with a friend with an online chat that you never got a chance to do.  Get that “Honey Do List” done. Try a new recipe. Read a book. Spend time in the Bible. Create good memories that can last a lifetime.  

Our thoughts, prayers and hope go out to each of you.

Please check for Steven’s Hope updates on this website or on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Pages.


2020 Golf Tournament Now Open For Registrations-Sponsorship

The 18th Annual Drives To Save Lives Golf Tournament benefiting Steven’s Hope for Children is now accepting sponsorships and player registrations.  

The event will take place on Monday, May 4, 2020 at Red Hill Country Club in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, one of the best courses in the Inland Empire.  Golfers will have an on-course lunch provided by Jack In The Box. Each registration includes, golf, cart (sponsored by the Matreyek Family), an on-course lunch (sponsored by Jack In The Box) and a plated dinner after golf, featuring a hosted bar (sponsored by Rhino Mechanical. Many other sponsorship opportunities are available from $100 to $10,000 with a variety of benefits.  Individuals can register for $300 per person/$1200 per foursome.  

In addition to the golf and the banquet, there will also be opportunity drawings, as well as, a silent and a live auction.  

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18th Annual Golf Tournament May 4th at Red Hill Country Club.

Jersey Mike’s Hosts Fundraiser Feb 5-9

Two newly remodeled Jersey Mike’s Subs Restaurants will be hosting a fundraising event for Steven’s Hope for Children.

The locations, in San Dimas and Claremont, will give customers a regular sized sub sandwich with a minimum donation of $4 to Steven’s Hope.  This fundraiser will run from February 5 through 9.  The offer is good for one sandwich per person per purchase per day.  Be sure to mention you are there for the Steven’s Hope Fundraiser.

The Gift That Gives All Year – LoveBoxes

Project: LoveBox. A great opportunity for clubs, groups, churches, companies and individuals to make a difference by giving a smile to someone in despair.

Just because the holidays are over doesn’t mean have to stop giving! Through Steven’s Hope Love Box program, you can give sick or seriously injured children and their families the knowledge that they aren’t alone in their struggles. It’s not hard, and with just a little time you can help make a family’s stay in a hospital just a little easier.

It’s a simple process with a big result.

Children dealing with cancer, transplant or other life threatening illnesses spend a lot of time in the hospital.  It can get overwhelming – the needles, the nausea, the boredom.  This is true not only for the sick child, but the parents at bedside, too.  So what can you do?

LoveBoxes are a great way to show the kids and parents spending long periods of time in the hospital that someone is thinking of them.  These “gifts of love” are full of games, crayons, puzzles, get well notes, and more.  

When the social workers or the nurses see the child and/or the parents starting to slip into despair, they get a LoveBox.  It’s unexpected. It’s a distraction.  It’s a smile.  It’s hope.

If you or your group would like to help fill LoveBoxes, please call Steven’s Hope at 909-373-0678.  For more information, click here.

2020 Leadership Team Announced

Stevens’s Hope 2020 Leadership Team Ready for Growth

Phil Hakopian is returning to once again be the Chairman of the Board for Steven’s Hope for Children Board of Directors.  This is the third year Mr. Hakopian has been charged with leading the organization.

The Executive Board of Directors includes, Mr. Hakopian, Johnny Scharnweber of Ringo Financial as Treasurer, Andy Nguyen of Nguyen Law Group as Secretary, and Tony Cappelli as President.

The the remainder of the voting Board of Directors also includes Bobby Del Real of The Renken Company, Justin Johnson of Goosehead Insurance and Shelley Hoover of Dickerson Employee Benefits.

 The Associate Board of Directors consists of Damon Santos of Banner Bank, Brett Strauss of SDP Payroll and Richard Munkvold of Frontier Homes. 

“We are super excited about this year”, said Phil Hakopian.  “A lot of changes were made in the second half of 2019 that will give Steven’s Hope a real chance to thrive and grow.  It wasn’t easy, but now we are in a great spot for 2020 and beyond.”

Steven’s Hope is still looking to expand the Board of Directors.  For information, contact Steven’s Hope for Children at 909-373-0678 and ask for Tony or Phil.

Brighten the Holidays With Winter Wonderland 2019


Can you feel it?  It’s coming soon!  That’s right the Winter Wonderland Project is HERE!!

Each year, supporters of Steven’s Hope gather together to support families with ill children to make the holidays a joyous time.  Parents of these children are facing so much stress: emotional, physical and financial.  For many, finances are so stretched that there may not be any presents to share on that special day.  

This is a perfect time for you, your family, your neighbors, your office, your civic group or club to make a real difference in the lives of a sick child, their siblings and their parents.

It’s easy.  

You can adopt a family and possibly fill their Christmas gift wishes.

You can host a toy drive for new, unwrapped toys for children 0 to 18 years of age.

You can sponsor the Winter Wonderland project with a financial contribution.

Above all, you can be an advocate for the benefits Steven’s Hope provides families. 

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El Torito Hosts St Patrick’s Day Event

Steven’s Hope is once again returning to El Torito Restaurant in Ontario, CA to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.  The fundraising event will feature an all-you-can-eat Mexican/Irish buffet.  It all happens on March 17. 

“This year puts us over the ten year mark doing this event with El Torito,” said co-founder and Executive Director, Tony Cappelli.  “Proceeds from these events have made a real difference to families dealing with a child needing a heart transplant, or receiving chemotherapy.  For many that travel in from out of state or out of the country, Steven’s Hope is the closest thing they have to home and a family, so proceeds from this event are very important.”

The all day family friendly service begins with the traditional El Torito buffet but will have the additions of corned beef, cabbage, potatoes along with all the traditional Mexcian food El Torito is known for.   There will be raffles and contests and music lots of green stuff – including green beer.

Walk-ins guests are welcome but reservations are highly recommended, especially between 5PM and 7PM.  To make reservations call the restaurant at 909-944-9102. 

DATE: Tuesday, March 17, 2020
LOCATION: El Torito, 3680 Inland Empire Drive, Ontario, CA 91764  909-944-9102
TIME:  Food service: 11AM-9PM.

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Golf Registration Is Online And Open

Registration for players and/or sponsorships for the 17th Annual Drives To Save Lives Golf Classic are available now.  For the first time ever, participants can register online for golf, sponsorships, player packages, and enter in the names of their foursomes.  

“We’ve wanted to do online registration for several years and now, it’s active,” said Executive Director, Tony Cappelli.  “And, it’s very easy to use.”

To get information about the golf tournament visit the Golf Page
To get information about who is registered, visit the Sponsor Page

To register as an individual, foursome or a sponsor, visit the Register Page
To volunteer for the event, visit the Golf Volunteer page.

17th Annual Golf Tournament May 6 at Red Hill Country Club.

Housing For Hope Needs Help To Match $38K Grant

Steven’s Hope has been awarded a $38,000 matching grant for the Housing For Hope Program.  As of February 12, $33,500 has been raised.  The remainder is $4,500 to be able for Steven’s Hope to get the full grant.  Time is short as the deadline is March 6, 2019.  Please consider your gift to this restricted program.  100% of the proceeds of this grant and the match will be applied directly to the apartment rents and expenses that house families 24/7/365.  

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