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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

#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.

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

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.

Volunteer Sign-Up

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.)

Follow The Run for a Child

 

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.

 

SHFC Families Get “Quakes” at Ballpark Night

Over 5 dozen family members assisted by Steven’s Hope for Children have requested tickets to the Annual “Night At The Ballpark” in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.  This is one of the few opportunities donors and sponsors will be able to mingle with the families and children receiving benefits from the Inland Empire nonprofit organization.

Tickets are still available for the general public and sponsorships are still needed. Click here to view the flier about the event.