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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 8 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 8 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 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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