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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 www.stevenshope.org/wonderland.

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.

AMPM Raises $40K+ In Latest Campaign

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The AMPM Apple Valley Store #81979 is one of the leaders in image sales and donations to Steven’s Hope. There isn’t much remaining display are to put more images!

Over 100 AMPM locations in the Southern California are have been raising money to support the programs of Steven’s Hope.  Each location is franchised and the staff at each location is asking customers to make a $1 donation. If they do, they write their name on an image of children and then the image is taped to a wall in the store and for some stores, it’s getting hard to find an open spot.

This is the fourth year that this type of fundraiser has taken place. This year the campaign time was moved from April/May to October/November.  The latest results with one day to go shows total donations from customers is over $42,000!  That’s a lot of images of children! That’s a lot of help for sick children!

According to Tony Cappelli, Executive Director at Steven’s Hope, “I am so please that we are able to partner with AMPM once more.   This is noteworthy in that so many of the store locations are in areas that may not be close to Steven’s Hope.  Opening up the potential to get a new supporter where there is no SHFC presence is wonderful.  The bottom line is that the more exposure in the right way like this, the more Steven’s Hope can help the families.”

There are several AMPM Franchise Business Consultants who manage approximately 20 locations each. After getting all the locations up and running and then finishing the fundraising campaign, they will be coming to do their part of wrapping toys that will be given away to certain families.

Eric Amundson, the FBC handling the High Desert Area said, We love helping Steven’s Hope and all the families during this time of year.  Getting involved with Winter Wonderland gets us all back into the spirit of Christmas and the Holidays.”

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 http://stevenshope.org/2014-backpack-drive. 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 http://stevenshope.org/support-us/.

 

Steven’s Hope To Be Part Of Jersey Mike’s Subs Month of Giving

For the second year in a row, Steven’s Hope for Children will be one of over 100 charities being supported by Jersey Mike’s Subs during the 4th Annual Month Of Giving Campaign.  Over 750 locations will be participating in the nationwide event that raised over $1 Million dollars in 2013.  Last year, five local restaurants raised over $35,000 for Steven’s Hope through the “Month Of Giving” and the “Day Of Giving”, which is the last Wednesday in March.

The campaign is highlighted with the Day Of Giving, when 100% of each store’s sales will be donated to charities.  The collective efforts of the 5 stores that supported Steven’s Hope in 2013 were one of the highest donations per store in the nation.  In 2014, more area stores will be supporting the works and efforts of Steven’s Hope.

Jersey Mike’s will be promoting the campaign with social media, internet marketing TV advertising, billboards and in-store marketing in the month of March.

“Jersey Mike’s corporate culture of giving back to the community really shines with this event”, said Steven’s Hope for Children President, Tony Cappelli.  “People just need to come in one of the stores hungry, buy their food and 100% of the sales revenue goes to charities, like Steven’s Hope for Children.”

 

 

 

Jersey Mike’s Subs’ Giving Brings National Exposure To Steven’s Hope

JerseyMikeRecapJersey Mike’s Subs has selected Steven’s Hope for Children as one of four charities nationwide to be a featured charity” as part of the recently completed Month of Giving CampaignOver eighty charities across the country participated in the annual event that highlights the company culture of giving back to the community.  Over $1.7 Million were raised in the month of March.

Eight Jersey Mike’s Subs locations from the Inland Empire collected donations during the month of March and participated in the Day of Giving on March 27.  On the Day of Giving, Jersey Mike’s Subs donates 100% of the sales from the stores to the selected charities.  The stores supporting Steven’s Hope were in Glendora, LaVerne, Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, Norco, Eastvale and Murietta.  Collectively, the stores raised over $35,000.

Steven’s Hope Co-Founder Launches Book Twelve Years In The Making

BOAP-cover-web largeTwelve years after Steven Cappelli’s brief life, the inspirational journey of hope and healing that was the catalyst for starting Steven’s Hope for Children will finally be shared.

Because of a Promise – A Mother’s Inspirational Journey from Whispers to Ripples by Sandy Cappelli is officially being launched on Thursday morning April 18, 2013 at 8AM PDT.

When asked why it took so long to get the story out, Sandy responded, “It wasn’t the story I wanted to write.  The pregnancy was so hopeful that I believed I was writing about a miraculous healing of my son’s heart. When that didn’t happen, I thought of the story as a “failed” whisper and could not see purpose in publishing.”

Periodically, Sandy would pull out the book and do some light editing, but it would always end up back on the shelf. Then, eighteen months ago, friends started working on Sandy to get the book published. On Thursday, April 18, the launch of the book becomes official.

“After providing hope and healing to thousands of families through Steven’s Hope for Children, I no longer think of it as a failed whisper, but I am still humbled by the response of those who have read an advance copy of the book.  Everyone seems to be taking away something different. For some it is about love and loss, for others it is about the faith and prophecy that guided us, while others seem to resonate with the concept of making ripples of impact in the world around us. I am just happy that my story is impacting lives.”

A new website has been created to help promote “Because of a Promise” and to offer groups the opportunity to have Sandy speak and share the message of moving from “Whispers to Ripples.” You can also sign up for her blog, social media or read and view testimonials on the book.  The website address is www.sandycappelli.com.

“The official book launch will be between 8 AM and noon this Thursday,” said Tony Cappelli. “We are hoping to make it an Amazon Best Seller to open more doors to get the message out and to bring greater awareness to Steven’s Hope for Children to help further its mission. We would appreciate all the help we can get.”

HOW TO HELP

To assist with the book launch, purchase your book(s) from amazon.com on the morning of 4/18. You can also contribute through the “Ripple It Forward” project which allows supporters to go online and make a tax-deductible donation to buy one or more copies of Because of a Promise to be distributed for free to a family involved with the Steven’s Hope ministries that can benefit from its inspirational message.

 

 

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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James Worthy To Speak At Steven’s Hope Banquet

The 2013 Steven’s Hope for Children Drives To Save Lives Golf Classic will be held at the beautiful Red Hill Country Club on Monday, May 20.  The event was moved this year to the Rancho Cucamonga golf course.

This year, former Los Angeles Laker and NBA Hall Of Fame Member, James Worthy will be the featured guest speaker at the auction and banquet following the tournament. Known as “Big Game” James will be sharing stories of his time sharing the hardword with other Laker stars on their way to winning NBA Championships.   Entry to the banquet is included with the fee to play in the golf tournament.  Individual tickets to the banquet are available on a very limited basis for $75 each.

However, Mr. Worthy won’t be the only celebrity attending the day’s festivities. Several NFL and MLB stars are scheduled to attend the tournament and will be playing with selected sponsors. Some celebrities may be available to play with foursomes as a “fifth” by upgrading to “Celebrity” status with the payment of an additional $1000 to Steven’s Hope.  The tournament is expected to sell out again this year.

AMPM returns again as the Presenting Sponsor for the golf classic. Sponsorships vary in benefit and price.  Remaining sponsorships include an Event Sponsor which includes golf for 8, two celebrities to play with, signage, and more for $5,000.  Dinner, Cart, Grand Prize sponsors are $3,000 and include one foursome, signage, a celebrity and much more. Additional sponsorships range from $100 to $2500.  Individual players are $250 each and a foursome is $1,000.

The banquet and auction will take place in the main dining room of Red Hill Country Club.  Prizes that will be auctioned off  include a suite for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, dinner for 8 with James Worthy, and golf for four at Spyglass and Pebble Beach Golf Courses.  Business are encouraged to contact Steven’s Hope to discuss any in-kind donations that could be made for the auction.

The golf tournament began eleven years ago as the first event hosted by Steven’s Hope to raise funds and awareness for the Upland based charity. Steven’s Hope was started by Tony & Sandy Cappelli after the death of their son, Steven.  Since then, the tournament has grown in popularity and was renamed to the Drives To Save Lives Golf Classic.

Registration will open at 8:30 and following the ceremonial balloon release the shotgun start will begin at 10:30 with the banquet following at 4:00PM.

The Sound 100.3FM Airs PSA for The Run For A Child

Public Service Announcements are airing now through September 8 promoting the upcoming running event benefiting Steven’s Hope for Children on 100.3FM The Sound.  The classic album rock station will also be at the event providing music to all attending or participating in The Run for a Child. (Click here to load the audio file of the PSA)

“We are really excited to have them as part of this event” said Richard Mayo, the Chairperson of The Run for a Child.  “Now people from all over the Los Angeles area and those that listen online will hear about the event.  That brings them all one step closer to learning about and supporting the work done at Steven’s Hope for Children.”

100.3 FM leads a list of sponsors supporting the 2012 event.

Mayo has been the Chairperson of this running event for the last 4 years.  This year, the event was expanded from the original 10K run to include a 5K and a kids one mile run.

“Adding the 5K Walk/Run and the Kid’s One Mile Fun Run will help to expand the event from the original One Tough Run 10K. Steven’s Hope is about helping kids and their families, so what better way to help families than to have an event where the whole family can do something together.” Mayo said, “It’s a win-win!”

In addition to the PSA’s and being at the event, an interview with Steven’s Hope co-founder Tony Cappelli will be airing on 100.3 FM on Sunday, September 2 at 7:30 on the radio program “5900 Wilshire”.  (The audio file of the interview will be posted after the airing of the show.)

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AMPM to STEP UP in Orange County

AMPM to STEP UP in Orange County

Over 60 ampm stores in Orange County are “Stepping Up” to Help Steven’s Hope for Children. The stores are participating in the second event awareness campaign of the year with Steven’s Hope for Children.