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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 starting at 3PM following the brunch form 9AM to 3PM.  It all happens on Sunday, 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 Sunday Brunch at 9AM. At 3PM, the Mexican Irish buffet will open up featuring 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: Sunday, March 17, 2019
LOCATION: El Torito, 3680 Inland Empire Drive, Ontario, CA 91764  909-944-9102
TIME:  Food service: Brunch 9AM-3PM, Buffet 3PM-8PM.

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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.

Winter Wonderland Project Distributing Smiles

Since its inception, The Winter Wonderland Project has been brightening the holidays for hundreds and hundreds of families from seven different hospitals helping to treat seriously ill or injured children.  The 2017 campaign is in full swing.  The need for toy drives, toys and sponsors is up, but time is not!

Opportunities to sponsor the Project, Adopt a Child/Family or to Host A Toy Drive are still available and much needed. Information is available online at

The goal is to help reduce the financial burden on families and kids that have been through so much while increasing the excitement and joy of the season. For the last two years, over $100,000 of gifts and services were provided to support the Winter Wonderland Project that benefit from the distibution of presents include Loma Linda University Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente – Fontana, Kaiser Permanente – Baldwin Park, San Antonio Regional Hospital and Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center.

For more information on how to sign up, visit the website or call the office at 909=-373-0678.

Thanksgiving Time of Sharing for Families

Thank you to Hearts of Lala's Rainbow for making this possible!

Thank you to Hearts of Lala’s Rainbow for making this possible!

Thanks to the help of Hearts of Lala’s Rainbow,  several families being assisted by Steven’s Hope for Children were able to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings.

The Leyva family was one of the several that came to pick up their feast to prepare at their home.

Backpack Drive For New 2014 School 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.

Items that are needed to fill the backpacks can downloaded from the Steven’s Hope for Children website at This year all backpacks, supplies and donations need to be received by July 30 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


Volunteers Needed For Summer and Fall

Steven’s Hope is looking for a few great people to help with some projects over the summer.  If you have a few hours a week or a few hours a day, come by and find out more information.

Here are some of the opportunities available:


  • Boutique Personnel – join the team at Upland or Rancho Cucamonga locations.  You’ll work with Jeanine.
  • Grant Writing/Research – If you like hunting for info or are interested in grant writing, come by. You’ll work with Tony.
  • Special Projects – There are some special activities and projects that require more people to help. You’ll work with Sandy.
  • Communications – Can you write a press release? How about a newsletter article?  A blog?  You’ll work with Tony.
  • Family Services – Have you ever wanted to be an advocate for a family, even just being there for them?  You’ll work with Sandy.
  • Office/Bookkeeping – Are you good at various tasks around the office?  Making phone calls?  You’ll work with Michelle.


Jersey Mike’s Month Of Giving Wrap Up

In March, Jersey Mike’s Subs held their 4th Annual Month of Giving that helped over 100 charities across the country.  For the third year in a row, Steven’s Hope for Children was part of this great event hosted by an amazing company.

Twenty-one stores supported Steven’s Hope as did dozens of volunteers and loads of people for the month and the bid day, The Day Of Giving on March 26.  When all dust settled and the last sandwich was made, over $110,000 was raised for Steven’s Hope.  The Jersey Mike’s Subs store in La Verne led the nation in collecting donations during the month.  The team there collected over $10,500!

“This is turning out to be a real game-changer for Steven’s Hope” says President and Co-Founder, Tony Cappelli.  “The support we have received and the commitment for the future gives Steven’s Hope an opportunity to enhance what we do and make a larger impact to more families.”

On the Day of Giving, Jersey Mike’s Founder, Peter Cancro came to California and visited several stores including several that were supporting Steven’s Hope.  In one of the Murietta stores, Cancro, the store owner, Tony Cappelli and the Reed family from Riverside were videotaped as part of the promotion for the Month of Giving.  The Reed family stayed in a Steven’s Hope apartment in 2013 while they were waiting for their son to receive a heart transplant.


Inland Empire Jersey Mike’s Stores Giving 100%

Twenty-five area Jersey Mike’s Subs locations are supporting Steven’s Hope for Children as part of the Month of Giving in March.   The campaign brings awareness to local charities across the country.  For the fourth year in a row, Steven’s Hope for Children is part of this growing event.

It started with one store in Norco. Then, in 2013 8 stores were supporting Steven’s Hope.  Last year, the number rose to 21. This year, that number is 25!

What makes the event even more amazing is that on Wednesday, March 25, Jersey Mike’s will donate 100% of the sales in all store to the charities being supported.  So come in to one of the stores listed below and support Steven’s Hope by enjoying an authentic sub sandwich.

Address Phone #
Apple Valley 19179 Bear Valley Road, Ste. 8, Apple Valley, Ca. 92308 760-247-3872
Chino 12152 Central Ave. Chino, Ca 91710 909-627-9555
Corona South 2150 California Ave. Ste.112 Corona, Ca 92881 951-272-6453
Corona-McKinley 350 N. McKinley Street #105 Corona, Ca 92878 951-736-6453
Eastvale 12569 Limonite Ave. Ste.320 Eastvale, Ca 91752 951-360-6453
Glendora 865 W. Route 66, Suite A, Glendora, CA 626-335-5888
Lake Elsinore 31800 Grape Street Unit C Lake Elsinore, Ca 92532 951-674-5860
LaVerne 2212 Foothill Blvd, La Verne, CA 91750 909-593-1977
Moreno Valley 12625 Frederick St #103 Moreno Valley, Ca. 92553 951-413-1888
Murrieta-Clinton Keith 27614 Clinton Keith Road Ste.101 Murrieta, Ca 92652 951-301-4433
Murrieta-Madison 25359 Madison Ave. Ste.109 Murrieta, Ca 92562 951-696-5111
Norco 1411 Hamner Ave Ste.104 Norco, Ca 92860 951-279-6453
Ontario 1150 East Philadelphia Street Ste.105 Ontario, Ca 91761 909-773-1019
Rancho Cucamonga 8880 Foothill Blvd. Rancho Cucamonga, Ca 91730 909-944-3400
Redlands 10040 Alabama Street Ste.D Redlands, Ca 92374 909-798-5588
Riverside #1 -Alessandro 497 East Alessandro Blvd Riverside, Ca 92508 951-776-2494
San Dimas 466 N. Lone Hill Ave., San Dimas, CA 91773 909-305-8858
Temecula-Redhawk 32068 Temecula Parkway Ste.300 Temecula, Ca 92592 951-303-3600
Upland North 1945 North Campus Ave. Ste.A Upland, Ca 91784 909-931-0773
Upland South 367 S. Mountain Ave.  Upland Ca 91780 909-920-6888
Yucaipa 33423 Yucaipa Blvd, Yucaipa, Ca 92399 909-790-7030

New Apartment Wish List Now In Registry

The opening of the fourth Steven’s Hope for Children apartment is just weeks away.  Transitioning an empty apartment into a temporary home-away-from-home filled with love takes a lot of work. And stuff. We’re painting and putting in flooring but to complete the job requires all the furnishings and fixtures of a home filled with love and support.

For those that would like to help and don’t mind a little online shopping, a link to a registry at Walmart for many of the apartment goods that will be needed by the families has been created.  To get to the registry of Steven for Children and Hope for Children (it’s the only way we could get it set up!), just click on this hyperlink

The registry will close on February 20, so shop now!!! Please deliver the item or have it shipped to:

Steven’s Hope for Children, ATTN: New Apt, 1014 W. Foothill Blvd., Suite B, Upland, CA 91786

Be sure that we get your name, address, email and phone so we can thank you and let you know when the apartment will be opening.



Volunteers Needed for Day Of Giving

Steven’s HoJerseyMikeLogope is looking for volunteers to help represent Steven’s Hope at the eight Jersey Mike’s Subs location located throughout the Inland Empire.  The times needed to be filled are between 11AM and 2PM for the lunch rush and then from 5PM to 8PM.  We are looking to fill 3 to 5 slots for each shift at each store.

The store locations are in Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, Norco, Eastvale, Glendora, Murietta and LaVerne.  On your shift, you will greet customers, thank them for visiting and provide general information about Steven’s Hope for Children.  A friendly, outgoing personality as well as a good general knowledge of Steven’s Hope is beneficial.

If you are interested, please contact the Steven’s Hope office (909-373-0678) and speak to Lulu for your assignment.

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