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Stuff A Backpack- Help Kids Learn

For the fifth consecutive year, Steven’s Hope is holding a backpack drive to help children be prepared for a successful school year.

Sandy Cappelli, Vice President and Operations Director, stated that many families Steven’s Hope helps are unable to provide necessities, such as school supplies to their children and that this backpack drive is able to help these families have a sense of normalcy back in their lives. And, to get the kids as ready as possible to learn.

Items that are needed to fill the backpacks can downloaded from the Steven’s Hope for Children website  at http://stevenshope.org/backpack/contents/ This year all backpacks, supplies and donations need to be received by July 25 at 5:00 PM. Deliveries can be made at Steven’s Hope for Children, 1014 W. Foothill Blvd, Suite # B, Upland, CA.

“Our goal is to provide 100 children fully stocked backpacks for the new school year,” said Sandy Cappelli.  ”The backpacks will be distributed to children in need entering grades K through 12. We just need support from the community to help reach the goal.”

For those that are short on time and would still like to make a donation, a $25.00 donation can help purchase the supplies for these children. Donations can be made by calling the office 866-3-STEVEN or online at http://stevenshope.org/support-us/.

Pizza Stores Spread MODNESS at Six Locations

On June 27, six MOD Pizza locations will be hosting a fundraiser to support Steven’s Hope for Children. The event, the first of four scheduled fundraisers, is part of the pizza company’s community involvement, or what they like to call MODNESS.

As explained on the company website, “Giving back to the communities we serve is part of our purpose-driven mission at MOD. We support a variety of charities throughout the year, working primarily with groups that serve youth and families. Our efforts are focused at the local level, in the neighborhoods where we live and work. To be considered, your organization needs to be located near a MOD Pizza and provide services within that area.”

All customers who present a printed or electronic copy of the event flyer will have 20% of their food bill donated to Steven’s Hope for Children.  That includes pizza, salad and soft drinks.  

The six store locations are:

  • Fontana: 16421 Sierra Lakes Parkway, Suite 100
  • Upland:  2085 W. Baseline Road, Suite D110
  • Redlands: 27511 San Bernardino Ave., Suite 150
  • Rancho Cucamonga:6417 Haven Ave, Suite 2
  • Rancho Cucamonga: 12270 Baseline Road, Suite 150
  • Corona: 924 E. Ontario, Suite 106
     

The event will be an all-day event at all the stores beginning at 10:30AM until 10:00PM. 

Other fundraiser dates will be announced on July 1 on the Steven’s Hope website.

Pizza fundraiser

On June 27, six MOD Pizza locations will be hosting a fundraiser to support Steven’s Hope for Children. The event, the first of four scheduled fundraisers, is part of the pizza company’s community involvement, or what they like to call MODNESS.

As explained on the company website, “Giving back to the communities we serve is part of our purpose-driven mission at MOD. We support a variety of charities throughout the year, working primarily with groups that serve youth and families. Our efforts are focused at the local level, in the neighborhoods where we live and work. To be considered, your organization needs to be located near a MOD Pizza and provide services within that area.”

All customers who present a printed or electronic copy of the event flyer will have 20% of their food bill donated to Steven’s Hope for Children.  That includes pizza, salad and soft drinks.  

The six store locations are:

  • Fontana: 16421 Sierra Lakes Parkway, Suite 100
  • Upland:  2085 W. Baseline Road, Suite D110
  • Redlands: 27511 San Bernardino Ave., Suite 150
  • Rancho Cucamonga:6417 Haven Ave, Suite 2
  • Rancho Cucamonga: 12270 Baseline Road, Suite 150
  • Corona: 924 E. Ontario, Suite 106
     

The event will be an all-day event at all the stores beginning at 10:30AM until 10:00PM. 

Other fundraiser dates will be announced on July 1 on the Steven’s Hope website.

St. Patrick’s Day Event Added To Calendar.

After a several year absence, 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 starting at 11AM on Saturday, March 17. 

“This was always a fun event for us”, said Sandy Cappelli.  “We were so happy that they reached out to Steven’s Hope after all these years.”

The all day service will give diners a choice of the Mex/Irish buffet featuring corned beef and cabbage or selecting items from the full menu of Mexican favorites.  There will be raffles and contests and music lots of green stuff – including green beer.

Walk-ins are welcome but reservations are highly recommended, especially between 5PM and 8PM.  To make reservations call the restaurant at 909-944-9102. 

DATE: Saturday, March 17, 2018
LOCATION: El Torito, 3680 Inland Empire Drive, Ontario, CA 91764  909-944-9102
TIME:  Food service 11AM to 9PM.  Bar open until 11PM.
PROCEEDS OF THE EVENT GO TO STEVEN’S HOPE FOR CHILDREN

 

2018 Leadership Team Prepares For Exciting Year at Steven’s Hope

The 2018 Steven’s Hope for Children Board of Directors and Associate Board Members have been elected and start terms.

“This is a great organization and this year is going to be a special year for Steven’s Hope”, says Chairman of the Board, Phil Hakopian. “There is a great deal of excitement about what 2018 will bring.”

The Leadership Team of Directors include, Phil Hakopian (Cornerstone Insurance), Immediate Past Chariman Jason Sgrignoli (Ramond James Financial Services) along with co-Founders Tony Cappelli and Sandy Cappelli.  Moving from the Associate Board to the General Board are Andy Nguyen (Nguyen Law Group) and Johnny Sharnweber (Ringo Financial).

Associate Board Members are:  Brett Strauss (Southland Data Processing), Damon Santos (Banner Bank), Lulu Tyner (Retired), Rolando Gutierrez (Lion Marketing), Richard Munkvold (Frontier Homes), and Mike Nelson (Safelite Auto Glass) and Lee Kimmel (Kimmel & Associates).

Officers of Steven’s Hope are: Tony Cappelli (President), Sandy Cappelli (Vice-President), Johnny Sharnweber (Treasurer), Andy Nguyen (Secretary), Phil Hakopian (Chairman of the Board).

Tony Cappelli stated, “There is a lot going on this year and the people in Leadership are stepping up for the next chapter of Steven’s Hope.  We are hopeful that there may be a few more passionate Steven’s Hope supporters out there that would want to join this great team.”

For information about joining the Leadership Team or one of the many Steven’s Hope for Children committees, call Steven’s Hope at 909-373-0678 and ask to speak to Tony or Phil.  You can also send an email to: update@stevenshope.org with any questions you may have about getting more involved in 2018.

 

Renowned Thorasic Surgeon Dr. Leonard Bailey To Speak at Luncheon

Run For A Child Skips A Year

Despite popular support, the 2017 Run For A Child event was not added to the calendar. The 5K, 10K an 1 Mile FunRun event has been growing over the last 8 years. Unfortunately, scheduling conflicts for Steven’s Hope made hosting the event unrealistic.

The event has had a long evolution to be the Run For A Child. Originally, the event started as a motorcycle Poker-Run in October of 2003. After a few years, cars were added and a “cruise” from Cable Airport to Memorial Park in Upland where there was live music, vendors and pie-eating contests. The motorcycles faded out and a rum was added. At first, the run was called “One Tough Run” as participants ran up and down the median of Euclid Avenue in Upland. The event location moved from Memorial Park to the Life Bible Fellowship Church at the top of Euclid.

Safety concerns of running on Euclid Avenue lead to a change in venue to Prado Regional Park and the name change to “Run For A Child.” Since the move to Prado, the event has been headed by Lulu Tyner, a volunteer at Steven’s Hope since 2009.

As for the return of The Run in 2018, that still has to be determined.

Drives To Save Lives Golf Classic Returns To Red Hill CC May 7 2018

The Drives to Save Lives Golf Classic committee has confirmed the date and location of the 2018 event.

Steven’s Hope Golf Committee Co-Chairs Bruce Pasqua and Don Perchlak stated the date is Monday, May 7 and Red Hill Country Club in Rancho Cucamonga will be the location. There was no announcement on entry fees or sponsorship levels.

“Red Hill has really taken care of Steven’s Hope for the last several years” said Bruce Pasqua. “The feedback received from the golfers was that they liked the course, enjoyed the food, and loved Steven’s Hope. There’s no reason to change what’s working.”

Proceeds of the event help to fund the programs and projects of Steven’s Hope, an Upland, CA based 501c3 nonprofit organization that helps families of seriously ill or injured children. In the last 5 years the event has raised over $350,000.

More information about the 2018 Drives to Save Lives Golf Classic will be announced in November.

2017 Leadership Team Elected

The 2017 Steven’s Hope for Children Board of Directors and Associate Board Members have been elected and start terms.

The Leadership Team of Directors include, Chariman Jason Sgrignoli (Ramond James Financial Services), Lee Kimmel (Kimmel & Associates), Phil Hakopian (Cornerstone Insurance), Don Perchlak (Lion Marketing), Bruce Pasqual (Nevill Group, Inc) and co-Founders, Tony Cappelli and Sandy Cappelli.

Associate Board Members are: Andy Nguyen (Nguyen Law Group), Brett Strauss (Southland Data Processing), Damon Santos (Banner Bank), Lulu Tyner (Retired), Rolando Gutierrez (Lion Marketing), Richard Munkvold (Frontier Homes), Glenn Rowan (Pyramid Consulting)

Officers of Steven’s Hope are: Tony Cappelli (President), Sandy Cappelli (Vice-President), Lee Kimmel (Treasurer), Don Perchlak (Secretary), Jason Sgrignoli (Chairman of the Board).

Previti Memorial Foundation Gift To Give All Year

On Friday, December 2, The John P. Previti Memorial Foundation continues its support of the projects and programs with a check presentation to co-founders, Tony and Sandy Cappelli. Martha Cuevas visited the Steven’s Hope office in Upland, CA to deliver the gift and to hear about how the money will be used.

Martha Cuevas presents check to Steven’s Hope for Children co-founders Tony and Sandy Cappelli.

The donation is directed to the We Care Program’s Winter Wonderland Project.  Individuals and companies adopt kids and family to fulfill their wishes, while others host toy drives to collect unwrapped gifts which are distributed to as many as eight hospitals in the area. The hospitals include Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital, Kaiser Permanente Hospitals in Baldwin Park and Fontana, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center and  San Antonio Regional Hospital among others.

This particular gift will be applied directly to the WAY Project (Wonderland All Year).  One family will receive gift cards for $100 in gasoline, $100 in grocery store cards and $100 in cards to the Children’s Boutique at Steven’s Hope. In addition, the families will be part of many other “Family” events for families of seriously ill children.  Total benefits over the year to the family exceed $5000.

For more information about John P. Previti Memorial foundation, visit: http://previtifoundation.org/

For more information about Steven’s Hope programs and projects, visit: http://stevenshope.org  or call 866-3-STEVEN