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Family Day Hopes For Passes

Steven’s Hope has a Family Day on October 27. This special day happens every quarter for families in the We Care Program.

Families of seriously ill children get to gather to make Halloween pumpkins, decorate cookies and have a bit of fun while parents are able to shop for much needed clothing through a partnership with A Lot Of Good Thrift Store.

Aside from the clothes and activities, we would love to provide each child and family member we serve with a move ticket. Our goal is to get 50 (fifty) movie passes to distribute to the families.  With an average ticket price of $13.00, the goal is to raise $650 or more to purchase tickets.  If it is possible to get to $1300, families would be able to get vouchers for refreshments, too!

If you are interested in purchasing movie tickets, they can be mailed or delivered to Steven’s Hope for Children, 1014 W Foothill Blvd., Suite B, Upland, CA 91786 on or before October 24, 2018. To make a donation for the tickets, you can go online to 

Be sure to note that this is for Family Day!

If you have any questions, please call the Development Department at Steven’s Hope. 909-373-0678

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.


Renowned Thorasic Surgeon Dr. Leonard Bailey To Speak at Luncheon

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.

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.

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 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


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.