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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

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.

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

PRESS RELEASE

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.

Record Number of Businesses Commit To St. Patrick’s Day Event

UPLAND, CA. 3/14/12 – Steven’s Hope for Children has confirmed that a record number of sponsors have signed on to support the 10th Annual Tip the Fire Fighter Fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, March 17.  All the fire fighters have been busy
promoting the event since mid January and the St. Patrick’s Day event is shaping up to be the biggest one of the last decade.

Over two dozen companies have committed to sponsoring the event that will benefit Steven’s Hope for Children.  Finn Industries, a St. Patrick’s Day Sponsorship veteran leads the group of businesses with two sponsorships. Harbor Distributing has also doubled their sponsorship.

 “A lot of our support comes from businesses that come back year after year, so
it’s like a family reunion” said Fire Fighter Victor Lopez.  Lopez is the heir apparent to take over this fundraiser from Capt. Perez.  “This is a fun event. It’s a great time for owners and managers to bond with their employees and show their appreciation. We appreciate them doing that here and helping Steven’s Hope.”

For over a decade, the Ontario Fire Fighter Local 1430 has hosted dozens of
fundraisers for numerous causes.  Collectively, the fire fighters do this out of passion and a commitment to children in the community that has never waned.  That strong tradition of giving back continues with the latest fundraising event on St. Patrick’s Day known as the Tip The Fire Fighter Fundraiser.

Perez and his team never have a lack of energy for putting on events and their
efforts are now focused on the March 17 event to support Steven’s Hope for
Children, an Upland based charity supporting seriously I’ll or injured children.

“It’s all about the kids,” says Capt. Perez. “We love the kids and the future they have. That’s why we do events like the Tip The Fire Fighter fundraiser; to give them a hope for their own future.”

“Steven’s Hope does amazing work for kids going through transplant surgery or dealing with illness like cancer.”  Perez said this is the eighth year they have worked to support the nonprofit. “They provide housing, clothing, food, transportation and lots of love to so many families throughout the Inland Empire. We are all fighting for the same result- healthy kids.”

El Torito Restaurant will be the location of the event that will feature live
music, a karaoke contest, lots of green stuff, green beer, lots of prizes, and
of course, corned beef and cabbage. The restaurant will be open at 9AM to serve
a special brunch buffet that will continue until 3PM when the nighttime buffet
will begin.

The traditional Mexican restaurant has been specially decorated for the occasion.  With a large turnout expected, reservations for seating are strongly recommended.

“This is the best place to be on March 17th,” according to Steven’s Hope for
Children co-founder and President, Tony Cappelli. “Where else should a person go on an Irish holiday other than a Mexican restaurant for a corned beef taco?”

Aside from a seemingly endless supply of Irish and Mexican fare, the Fire Fighters
will be greeting customers throughout the day and will be available for photographs.

This year, more businesses have signed up for the event than ever before.  The sponsorships range is a “Bagpipe” sponsorship for $400, a “Shamrock” for $600, a “Leprechaun” for $800 and a “Pot O’Gold” for $1000.  Each sponsor level
gets more and more stuff to celebrate the day.

The  “Pot of Gold” sponsor of $1,000 includes CNC Motors, Draper Mortuary, Finn Industries, Harbor Distributing, Juanita’s #3, KIK Corporation, NAFTA, Ontario Airport Hilton, Ontario Local 1430, Ontario Police Officers Association, Source Interlink, Summit Machine.

Leprechaun Sponsors of $800 are Main Street Fibers, Trek Bikes and West Coast Ultrasound Institute.

$600 “Shamrock” sponsors are the Baird Family RV, Hino Motors, Mark
Christopher Auto Center, Ontario Airport, Ontario Double Tree Hotel, Quality Coach Works, Technicolor Entertainment and Vistar-Performance Food Group.

“Bagpipe” sponsors include Dietz Towing, ICL Performance Products, Lines &
Stooksbury, Majestic Trophy, McKesson, Mike Poe, Ontario Airport Police
Association, Professional Electric and Toyota.

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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.

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

 

Press Release Contacts:

Tony Cappelli, Executive Director Steven’s Hope for Children,(909) 373-0678

Capt. Martin Perez, Ontario Fire Department, (760) 285-5441

 

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Sport Clips’ Efforts Raise Funds for Steven’s Hope for Children

Local Hair Care Provider Raises Over $2,500 During Grand Opening Weekend for Upland-based Charity

UPLAND, Calif. (March 7, 2012) – Steven’s Hope for Children, an Upland-based charity that supports families of seriously ill or injured children, will receive more than $2,500 from Sport Clips Haircuts in Upland. The salon, which specializes in hair care services for men and boys, raised funds during its grand opening weekend on March 3 and 4 by giving free haircuts in exchange for a donation of $5 or more to Steven’s Hope for Children.

“We are proud to partner with Tony Cappelli and his organization, Steven’s Hope for Children. Our donation will go toward providing housing and other needs to families while their children are receiving treatment in a hospital,” said Arif Taj, owner of the new Sport Clips and locations in Ontario and Glendora. “Sport Clips wants to be a business that supports its local community. I believe we can all be teammates in supporting worthy causes.”

Sport Clips surrounds its clients with televisions tuned to sports and sports-themed décor, and serves its clients on a walk-in basis. It is known for the MVP Treatment that includes a precision haircut, hot-steamed towel treatment, massaging shampoo, and a neck and shoulder massage.

To learn more about Sport Clips in Upland, visit http://haircutmenuplandca.com/ and for more information on Steven’s Hope for Children, visit http://stevenshope.org/.

Photo provided by: Arif Taj

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About Sport Clips

Sport Clips is headquartered in Georgetown, Texas and was established in 1995 by founder and CEO Gordon Logan. The franchise ranks in Entrepreneur Magazine’s top 20 “fastest growing franchises” and in the top 100 in the “Franchise 500”, in the top 10 in Forbes’ “Top 20 Franchises To Start”, and in the top 50 in Dun & Bradstreet’s AllBusiness.com “2012 AllBusiness AllStars”. Sport Clips is the “Official Haircutter” of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and offers veterans preferential pricing on haircuts and franchises. Our “Help a Hero” program has donated more than one million dollars to help soldiers overseas and in hospitals call home through the VFW’s Operation Uplink. Sport Clips is a proud sponsor of Joe Gibbs Racing’s NASCAR drivers, Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin, and holds partnerships with several NCAA programs, and teams in the National Basketball Association (NBA), Major League Baseball (MLB), and National Hockey League (NHL). To learn about franchise opportunities click here, and for locations throughout the United States, visit SportClips.com.  For media resources and additional information on Sport Clips, visit SportClipsMedia.com.

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 with seriously ill or injured children through their programs by providing temporary housing, emotional support, food, clothing and other necessities.

For more information about Steven’s Hope for Children, call 866-3-STEVEN or visit the website at www.stevenshope.org.

 

Hall of Famers To Help House Families

UPLAND, CA, 2/13/2012 – Former LA Dodger and Major League Baseball Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda leads a growing list of athletes coming to the inland empire for a charity golf tournament to provide housing for seriously ill children. The sports celebrities include NFL greats Eric Dickerson, Marshall Faulk and Christian Okoye.

“Tommy helps to bring a new level of quality to the tenth annual event for Steven’s Hope” says Tournament Co-Chair Cathy Allan. Lasorda will be the featured speaker at banquet and auction for The Drives To Save Lives Golf Classic benefitting Steven’s Hope for Children. The one day event will be at Sierra La Verne Country Club on Monday, May 14.

Originally from Pennsylvania, Tommy Lasorda became an icon of Los Angeles Dodger Baseball and one of the most successful managers in baseball history. The enthusiastic manager who “bleeds Dodger blue” guided his team to seven division titles and two World Championships in 21 seasons as manager. After his retirement from the field, he became a Dodgers executive, and his association with the club has spanned seven decades. He has won numerous “Manager of the Year” awards and let the United States to its first-ever gold medal in baseball at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. He was elected to the MLB Hall of Fame in 1997.

Eric Dickerson played for four NFL teams (Los Angeles Rams ‘83-‘87, Indianapolis Colts ‘87-‘92, Los Angeles Raiders ‘92-‘93 and Atlanta Falcons ’93) gaining a total of 13,259 yards rushing rank him seventh on the all-time rushing list and 13th on the all-time touchdown list with 96. He appeared in six Pro Bowls and was inducted in to the NFL Hall of Fame in 1999.

Marshall Faulk is a 7-time Pro Bowler & 3-time First-Team All-Pro who played for Indianapolis Colts ’94-’98 and the St. Louis Rams from ‘98 to 2005. His 100 Rushing Touchdowns puts him 7th all time, and he ranks 10th all time in Rushing Yards with 12,279. He was inducted into the NFL Hall Of Fame in 2011.

Christian Okoye played with the Kansas City Chiefs as a fullback from 1987 to 1992. He gained 4,987 yards in 6 seasons and was a 2-time Pro Bowler & 1-time First-Team All-Pro.

Proceeds of the event are going to help fund the apartments Steven’s Hope for Children uses to house families of children needing transplant surgeries or treatments for cancers or tumors.

“These athletes have big hearts for kids. Once the word got out about what we were trying to do they wanted to help,” says Allen. She knows a thing or to about putting on these types of tournaments from her experience as Tournament Chair for the Eric Dickerson Challenge and the Mark Christopher Charity Golf Classic.

“Event sponsors will have the opportunity to have one of the stars join their foursome and make it a five some,” according to Tournament Co-Chair Cathy Allen. “It’s a great way to spend four or five hours with one of these stars.”

“Families from around the country get referred to us by case workers at treatment centers like Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital,” says Steven’s Hope for Children Co-founder and President Tony Cappelli. “These families need to have a temporary home away for home where they can be a family while their child gets help. A successful event will help us to keep our apartments open. That means we save lives.”

Steven’s Hope for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Upland, CA. The organization was started by Tony & Sandy Cappelli in 2002 after their son Steven had died 32 hours after his birth due to a heart condition. Since then, Steven’s Hope has helped hundreds of families and thousands of kids by providing temporary housing, clothing, food and transportation expenses and much more.

Sponsorships are now being accepted for the event ranging from the Title Sponsor which includes two foursomes with dinners with Lasorda at the banquet for $10,000 to Hole Sponsors with a four golfers and dinners for $1,100 to Prize Sponsors for $100 and above.

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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.

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

 

Press Release Contacts:

Tony Cappelli, Executive Director Steven’s Hope for Children,(909) 373-0678

Cathy Allan, Drive to Save Lives Tournament Co-Chair, (909) 641-1349

 

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Steven’s Hope in Upland helping kids during holidays and year round

Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer

Created: 11/21/2011 06:02:53 AM PST

(Will Lester/Staff Photographer) Tony and Sandy Cappelli, founders of Steven's Hope For Children in Upland, stand in their store Wednesday November 2, 2011.

UPLAND – For many seriously ill children and their families, Steven’s Hope for Children is Santa Claus.

“A lot of families send us pictures of their kids Christmas morning just beaming because they’ve gotten something,” Tony Cappelli said. “Whether it’s a game they really wanted or not they’re beaming because they got something and they didn’t expect it.”

Steven’s Hope provides housing and support to families of ill children. They have three apartments near Loma Linda University Medical  Center where families can stay during their child’s treatments.

Through Winter Wonderland, sick children and their siblings submit their holiday gift wishes. A donor will sign up to fulfill those wishes.

Last year they gave out more than 3,800 gifts to more than 1,000 children from six local hospitals.

“It’s a prayer that we get all the wishes filled. It’s a little scary when you head out into an economy like this, but last year we exceeded everything that we could imagine,” Sandy Cappelli said. “I’m just praying we get enough to get all the kids sponsored again. Our goal is to hit over 1,000 again.”

Similar to many nonprofits, Steven’s Hope is working hard to stay afloat financially, but have seen donations grow for its Wonderland program.

“People they don’t have money,” Sandy Cappelli said. “This is why it’s such a huge program for us because they all want to deliver toys. I can’t get a check, but I can get toys, which is good. We’re making the best of that and helping as many people as we can help through that.”

This year they are looking for toys and sponsorships for two holiday parties in December.

Donors also can hold toy drives to help provide toys for the children at the parties.

“They all sit there holding this gift form Santa Claus, because Santa is the one who delivers it, – to see their little faces and to watch them open these gifts – it is so fun,” Sandy Cappelli said. “They don’t even know we load their trunk up for Christmas.”

Because the Cappellis want to continue to see those happy smiling faces, they are kicking off a new program that will spread the Christmas spirit year round.

“We just don’t want the spirit of Christmas to end on Dec. 25,” Tony Cappelli said.

They are looking for funding to support 25 families throughout the year with gift cards for food and gas as well as family celebrations.

Since their inception more than 10 years ago, Steven’s Hope has become more than housing.

Not only does it provide gifts for sick children and their families at Christmas, it also has two kids clothing boutiques, and try to support families with food, gas cards and family events.

Steven’s Hope opened the two boutiques, one next to their office at 1014 W. Foothill Blvd., Suite C and one in Rancho Cucamonga at 10730 Foothill Blvd., Suite 170.

They offer gift cards to their boutique for parents to buy their children clothing and toys.

The proceeds from the boutiques go to fund their programs and apartments.

“It adds up. It really does,” Sandy Cappelli said. “I just feel like we’re not just about one thing. We’re about hitting the needs of what the families are. We look at their situation and we can accommodate what needs to be done. ”

For more information on Steven’s Hope and its programs visit www.stevenshope.org

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– sandra.emerson@inlandnewspapers.com, 909-483-8555, @UplandNow

Echo-Factory Designs New Steven’s Hope Website

Through the generosity of a special donor, Steven’s Hope for Children has unveiled its new website.

“We are really excited about being able to use new technology to be able to communicate more effectively with our donors, volunteers and, of course, our families,” said Steven’s Hope President, Tony Cappelli.  “The roll out will be in several phases and should be 100% complete before the end of the year.”

Rancho Cucamonga based Echo-Factory has been working with Steven’s Hope for over a year in creating the layout.   Mike Schaffer, who had met Cappelli several years ago, has been working with his staff and Andrew Hoehn to make the site launch finally happen.

The rebuilding of the website was made possible with a gift from longtime Steven’s Hope supporters, Grace & Mike Vick of Upland.

“This advancement for Steven’s Hope is only possible because of Mike & Grace. Without their help the new site would not have happened.”