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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.

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.

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
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

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.

Jersey Mike’s Month Of Giving To Help Steven’s Hope

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Steven's Hope for Children

STEVEN’S HOPE FOR CHILDREN & JERSEY MIKE’S SUBS

TEAM UP FOR MONTH OF GIVING IN MARCH

“Day of Giving” March 27

UPLAND, CA, 3/1/13 –  Steven’s Hope for Children is joining forces with Jersey Mike’s Subs restaurants throughout the Inland Empire area for the 3rd Annual March “Month of Giving” fundraising campaign to support the families of seriously ill or injured children during  a child’s extended treatment and care.  The campaign will culminate in the nationwide event, Jersey Mike’s “Day of Giving” on Wednesday, March 27.

During the month of March, customers can make a donation to Steven’s Hope at any area Jersey Mike’s restaurant.  Then on March 27, a special nationwide celebration, “Day of Giving,” will take place at all Jersey Mike’s locations to benefit 86 different charities including hospitals, youth organizations, food banks and more.

On that day, Inland Empire residents are invited to come in to a local Jersey Mike’s restaurant and enjoy a delicious sub meal.  All area Jersey Mike’s restaurants will donate 100 percent of the day’s sales to Steven’s Hope for Children.

Local Jersey Mike’s restaurants participating include: Eastvale- 12569 Limonite Ave., Ste 320; Upland-1945 N. Campus Ave, Suite A; Murietta- 25359 Madison Avenue, Suite 109; Norco-1411 Hamner Ave., #104; Rancho Cucamonga-8880 Foothill Blvd; Redlands- 10040 Alabama Street, Suite D; Glendora, 865 W. Route 66, Suite A; La Verne- 2212 Foothill Blvd.

“Jersey Mike’s is helping to change and positively impact lives around the country,” said Tony Cappelli, co-founder and President of Steven’s Hope for Children. “To be part of the Month of Giving and the Day of Giving helps Steven’s Hope for Children feed, clothe and support families with seriously ill children. Together we are saving lives.”

Cappelli added, “There is an opportunity for everyone in the area to help us impact a child, a family.  It’s as simple as donating $1 or more during the month at one of the eight area stores and ordering a sandwich on March 27. We need everyone to talk about this, share it, tweet it, and put a hash tag on it.  The collective effort of the community for this month can last a lifetime.”

Last year’s Month of Giving campaign raised nearly $858,000 for 74 different charities nationwide. Since 2010, Jersey Mike’s locations throughout the country have raised more than $5 million for worthy local charities and distributed more than 500,000 free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes.

“I would like to extend a personal invitation to come in and enjoy a Jersey Mike’s sub during our Month of Giving in support of one of your local charities,” said Peter Cancro, Jersey Mike’s founder and CEO, who started the company when he was only 17 years old.  “The opportunities to give are all around us so we hope this March, you will join us to make a difference in someone’s life.”

For more information about Jersey Mike’s Subs Month of Giving please visit: http://www.jerseymikes.com.

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About Steven’s Hope for Children

Steven’s Hope for Children, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Upland, CA, 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.

For more information about Steven’s Hope for Children, call 866-3-STEVEN or visit the website at www.stevenshope.org. Steven’s Hope for Children is located at 1014 W. Foothill Blvd., Suite B, Upland, CA.

About Jersey Mike’s

Jersey Mike’s, a fast-casual sub sandwich franchise with more than 750 stores open and under development nationwide, has a long history of community involvement and support.  Started at the Jersey Shore in 1956, Jersey Mike’s serves authentic East Coast-style subs on fresh baked bread – the same recipe it started with over 50 years ago.  The company’s mission is to bring its customers the highest quality, freshest made sub in the industry and give back to the communities in which it operates. A store locator and franchise information for Jersey Mike’s can be found at www.jerseymikes.com.