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Jack In The Box Backs Steven’s Hope

Ten foothill area Jack In The Box locations are teaming up to help support Steven’s Hope for Children by collecting $1 donations to help support families of seriously ill or injured children.

Each store will be collecting donations through July 31.

Jack In The Box stores helping to make a difference $1 at a time.

Jack In The Box stores helping to make a difference $1 at a time.

Azusa: 877 E. Alosta Ave., Azusa, CA

Covina: 535 S. Citrus Ave., Covina, CA

Fontana: 3910 Sierra Ave., Fontana, CA

Los Alamitos: 11250 Los Alamitos Blvd., Los Alamitos, CA

Ontario: 1551 E. 4th St., Ontario, CA

Ontario: 2710 Riverside Dr., Ontario, CA

Ontario: 2458 S. Vineyard Ave., Ontario, CA

Rancho Cucamonga: 11767 Foothill Blvd., Rancho Cucamonga, CA

San Dimas: 1125 W. Arrow Hwy., San Dimas, CA

Upland: 611 West Foothill Blvd. Upland, Ca 91786

Steven’s Hope Expands Staff Preparing for Future

(Upland , CA) June 16, 2015– Steven’s Hope for Children, a nonprofit organization that provides temporary housing and other essentials for families with seriously ill or injured children, is pleased to welcome Nick Montes and Katherine Valadez to their staff. Together, Nick and Katherine bring years of communication and administrative experience to Steven’s Hope.

Mr. Montes will be the Marketing and Communications Assistant and Ms. Valadez is the new Executive Administrative Assistant. The pair will be focusing on spreading the organization’s core message of providing hope and support to families.

“Steven’s Hope has had substantial growth the last few years and we are building the team that will take us to that next level”, said Tony Cappelli, Executive Director at Steven’s Hope for Children. “The addition of Nick and Katherine to the staff of Steven’s Hope will strengthen our marketing efforts as well as allow us to move closer to our goal of assisting more families.”

Nick, who has more than seven years of experience as a reporter and anchor in television news, will be tasked with helping to expand the awareness of Steven’s Hope and inspiring others to support the cause. The combination of his professional experience and his volunteer efforts give him a unique personal perspective of how to market Steven’s Hope for Children.

“This is a great opportunity to work with volunteers and introduce Steven’s Hope to more people and businesses in the community,” said Mr. Montes. “I’m hopeful that my experience will be a positive impact to Steven’s Hope and ultimately, the families.”

Ms. Valadez, an Inland Empire native, comes to Steven’s Hope with a background in public relations, mass communications, and administration. She will assist Executive Director and Co-Founder, Tony Cappelli with day to day administrative duties as Executive Administrative Assistant. Her duties also include donor relations and communications, as well as contributing to marketing projects.

“It is an exciting time to for Steven’s Hope. The vision for the future is quite a lofty goal,” said Katherine Valadez, Executive Administrative Assistant. “I’m glad to be part of the team of people that will make that vision a reality.”

For more information about Steven’s Hope for Children, please visit www.stevenshope.org.

 

About Steven’s Hope for Children

Steven’s Hope for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Upland, CA. It was started by Tony and Sandy Cappelli after their son, Steven, died from heart complications only 32 hours after birth. Through their loss, Tony and Sandy felt compelled to help families with seriously ill or injured children. Each year they help hundreds of families through their programs by providing temporary housing, food, emotional support, clothing and other necessities to needy families. Their vision

Back Pack Drive for Fall School Ends July 13

Backpack-DriveSteven’s Hope is once again conducting a back pack drive for seriously ill or injured children and their siblings to prepare for the upcoming school year. This year’s goal of 75 backpacks begins immediately.

Everything from lined paper, erasers, glue sticks, staples, binders and rulers are needed to fill the backpacks to give the children everything they need to be ready to learn.  Individuals can sign up to donate any of the items in quantities up to 75 by clicking the SignUpGenius logo.  Financial contributions for this project can be made through the SignUpGenius site as well with a major credit card or PayPal.Sign Up Now!

All donations should be delivered to the Steven’s Hope office on or before Monday, July 13. For more information, call the Steven’s Hope office.

Sign up today.  Together, we can make a ripple in the future of a child!!

 

 

Founders Named Hometown Heroes at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital Gala

Steven’s Hope for Children co-founders, Tony and Sandy Cappelli are being recognized as Hometown Heroes at the Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital Gala being held at the Riverside Convention Center on March 12.

Every year, the Foundation recognizes individuals from the Inland Empire that have made significant contributions to the benefit of Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital.  This year, the award is being presented to the Cappellis for their work at Steven’s Hope for Children.

“Being named a Hometown Hero is very special as it confirms that the benefits provided to families from Steven’s Hope for Children is meaningful, needed and appreciated”, said Tony Cappelli, who serves as President and CEO. “But the real heroes are the volunteers, staff and supporters who do so much to realize our vision.”

Steven’s Hope for Children was started after Tony and Sandy experienced the death of their son, Steven, just 32 hours after his birth from multiple heart issues. The charity was started in his honor to help families with temporary housing, food, clothes, transportation expenses, activities, emotional support and love.  Since 2002, the charity has helped thousands of children and their families deal with the financial and emotional strain of caring for a child with a serious illness or injury.

Jersey Mike’s Month Of Giving In 26 I.E. Locations

For the fourth year in a row, Steven’s Hope will be the beneficiary of the Month Of Giving and Day Of Giving by Jersey Mike’s Subs located in the Inland Empire.

The nationwide company based out of New Jersey, has a deep commitment to community and giving back.  Each region selects a charity to promote and raise money for.  Steven’s Hope is the charity in the Inland Empire.

“The Month of Giving and the Day of Giving have immeasurable impact on what benefits Steven’s Hope provides to families”, explained Steven’s Hope President Tony Cappelli.  “The exposure to the general public has helped us grow as an organization.  The introduction to new supporters and the financial contribution has created wonderful opportunities for developing programs that serve families of seriously ill children.”

All month long, prJerseyMikeLogoomotional displays will adorn each of the stores from Hesperia to Murietta, and Upland to Yucaipa. Information about the organization will be passed out and donations will be collected to help support Steven’s Hope.

But the big day is the last Wednesday of March.  On that day, 100% of all the sales from each of the 25 stores will be donated to Steven’s Hope.  Every penny spent on sandwiches, chips, drinks, cookies and salads will be donated back to the charity.

“Because of this event, we have some special opportunities for individuals to volunteer as Steven’s Hope Ambassadors at each of the locations. If you would like to volunteer on the Day Of Giving, please contact our office at 866-3-STEVEN.

 

Location Address Phone #
Apple Valley 19179 Bear Valley Road, Ste. 8, Apple Valley,CA. 92308 760-247-3872
Chino 12152 Central Ave. Chino, CA 91710 92345-4608 909-627-9555
Chino Hills 3330 Grand Ave., Suite #E, Chino Hills, CA 91709 09-342-9028
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
Fontana 10515 Sierra Ave., #399, Fontana, CA 92337-7670 909-349-0034
Hemet 719 S. Sanderson Ave., Hemet, CA 92545-9075 951-658-1200
Hesperia 13255 Main Street, Hesperia, CA 760-948-7700
Lake Elsinore 31800 Grape Street Unit C Lake Elsinore, CA 92532 951-674-5860
Menifee 27774 Newport Rd.. Suite 102, Menifee, CA 92584-9109 951-679-3200
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, CA92562 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-East 9659 Miliken Ave., Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730-9005 909-9484-4240
Rancho Cucamonga-West 8880 Foothill Blvd. Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 909-944-3400
Redlands 10040 Alabama, #D, Redlands, CA 92374 909-798-5588
Rialto 186 E. Easton St., Rialto, CA   92376 909-879-7599
Riverside-Alesandro 497 East Alessandro Blvd Riverside, CA 92508 951-776-2494
Riverside -UCR 1201 University Ave., Suite 103C,, Riverside, CA 92507-4506 951-289-9541
Temecula 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location 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
Chino Hills 3330 Grand Ave., Suite # 09-342-9028
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
Hemet 719 S. Sanderson Ave. 951-658-1200
Hesperia 13255 Main Street 760-948-7700
Lake Elsinore 31800 Grape Street Unit C Lake Elsinore, Ca 92532 951-674-5860
Menifee 27774 Newport Rd.. Suite 102 951-679-3200
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-East 96590 Miliken Ave., Rancho Cucamonga, CA 909-944-3400
Rancho Cucamonga-West 8880 Foothill Blvd. Rancho Cucamonga, Ca 91730 909-798-5588
Redlands 10040 Alabana St 909-484-4240
Rialto 186 E. Easton St. 909-879-7599
Riverside 497 East Alessandro Blvd Riverside, Ca 92508 951-776-2494
Riverside -UCR 1201 University Ave., Suite 103C 951-289-9541
Temecula 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

 

Time Running Out For New Run For A Child Logo

Only a few days remain for individuals to submit their designs for a new logo for the Run For A Child.  The annual event was renamed and relocated two years ago and now the unveiling of a new icon is all that remains to complete the transition.

“We are looking for something that will be easily recognizable and will brand this event”, said event Chairperson, Lulu Tyner.

To learn about the guidelines to submit your graphic design, click here.

The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 12 at Prado Regional Park in Chino, CA.  For more information, visit the Run For A Child website or click here.

 

#GivingTuesday to focus on Two Projects

GT COMBINED GRAPHIXDecember 2 is #GivingTuesday.  It’s a nationwide movement to give back to people, communities, schools, nonprofits and each other.

Steven’s Hope has opportunities for individuals to get involved and make a difference on this day.

Volunteers are needed at our Winter Wonderland sorting center to help sort, count, tag, organize, wrap, pack, stack and distribute thousands of toys going to thousands of kids in families with a seriously ill or injured child.  Spend a few hours with us or the whole day.  Just call the office at 909-373-0678 to let us know when you will be available.

If you would like to help with our newest project, Raising Hope, you can spread the word and be a Virtual Fundraiser. Your goal is to raise as much mo as you can on #GivingTuesday. We have a special website all set up for your to share the message with your friends and family, even the person you met last week in the grocery store. Click here to visit the Virtual Fundraising Site.  You can so do this!  You don’t even have to leave your house.  Use your computer of mobile device.

 

 

Steven’s Hope outlines progress at annual luncheon

Sandy Cappelli shares the story of her son at the recent “There is Hope” luncheon for Steven’s Hope. (Photo by Suzanne Sproul)

Sandy Cappelli shares the story of her son at the recent “There is Hope” luncheon for Steven’s Hope. (Photo by Suzanne Sproul)

By Suzanne Sproul, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Posted: 11/19/14, 3:54 PM PST |

It was a packed house at the recent Steven’s Hope luncheon to outline progress on “There is Hope,” but more importantly, discuss dreams for the future.

And those dreams are big. The Upland-based organization started off 12 years ago to help provide temporary housing to families caring for severely ill children. That effort grew to helping with daily necessities and now it encompasses a goal of someday having a full-fledged campus.

The annual gathering is designed to be an hour to inspire people to help change a life. But it’s also a powerful testimonial to a family’s faith and love in believing there is hope even in times of despair. That story – of the Cappellis of Upland – began in earnest with a little boy who only lived 32 hours in 2000, but whose life continues to impact many today.

The mission statement of Upland-based Steven’s Hope says it all about the nonprofit that helps families in desperate times. (Photo by Suzanne Sproul)

The mission statement of Upland-based Steven’s Hope says it all about the nonprofit that helps families in desperate times. (Photo by Suzanne Sproul)

His story, along with those of others helped by the organization that bears his name, highlighted the seventh annual fundraising luncheon. Sandy and Tony Cappelli found out early in her pregnancy that their son, Steven Joseph Cappelli, had a fatal heart defect. The Upland couple didn’t waver in their decision to proceed with the pregnancy in hopes of donating his organs. That wasn’t possible, but the legacy lives on. Today, Steven’s Hope helps families coping with living with an injured or seriously ill child. Steven’s Hope provides financial support and housing to those families, but more importantly it serves as a support network in what is usually a lengthy ordeal.

Last year alone, Steven’s Hope helped 3,000 children. Jason Sgrignoli is the Chairman of the Board. He introduced several of the families helped by the organization, including Isabella Vahanian and her mom, Wendy, father Gregory, and sister, Gabriela.

Each year, Steven’s Hope recognizes a volunteer for his or her outstanding contribution. This year’s honoree is Gary Johnson, a former engineer and teacher who works tirelessly at the organization’s Children’s Boutique in Rancho Cucamonga.

Despite a record number of success stories, there is always much more that can be done. That takes money. Sandy Cappelli thanked Jersey Mike’s Subs for selecting them as a charity to help in its March promotion. Twenty Inland Empire stores participated and earned $122,000 for Steven’s Hope. And AM/PM stores also have contributed more than $100,000.

Corporate gifts are a wonderful mainstay, but the nonprofit relies heavily on local support. This year, Steven’s Hope opened its fourth apartment where families can stay when their children are being cared for, many times at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Last, Christmas, as part of its annual Winter Wonderland program, the nonprofit provided gifts to 6,000 children.

Steven’s Hope supporters also are in full holiday mode again this year. The annual Winter Wonderland toy campaign needs donations. Anyone who would like to adopt a family, arrangements can be made. Sponsors are needed, too, for the annual Winter Wonderful Christmas party for Steven’s Hope children and families.

Donations and sponsorships of all amounts are welcome. For more information about Steven’s Hope, call 909-373-0678.

Seen at the Scene: Alexa Cappelli, who sang; Donna and John Russo; Dale and Lynette Edelson; and Jim and Marcia Flock.

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/.

 

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.