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El Torito Hosts St Patrick’s Day Event

Steven’s Hope is once again returning to El Torito Restaurant in Ontario, CA to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.  The fundraising event will feature an all-you-can-eat Mexican/Irish buffet starting at 3PM following the brunch form 9AM to 3PM.  It all happens on Sunday, March 17. 

“This year puts us over the ten year mark doing this event with El Torito,” said co-founder and Executive Director, Tony Cappelli.  “Proceeds from these events have made a real difference to families dealing with a child needing a heart transplant, or receiving chemotherapy.  For many that travel in from out of state or out of the country, Steven’s Hope is the closest thing they have to home and a family, so proceeds from this event are very important.”

The all day family friendly service begins with the traditional El Torito Sunday Brunch at 9AM. At 3PM, the Mexican Irish buffet will open up featuring corned beef, cabbage, potatoes along with all the traditional Mexcian food El Torito is known for.   There will be raffles and contests and music lots of green stuff – including green beer.

Walk-ins guests are welcome but reservations are highly recommended, especially between 5PM and 7PM.  To make reservations call the restaurant at 909-944-9102. 

DATE: Sunday, March 17, 2019
LOCATION: El Torito, 3680 Inland Empire Drive, Ontario, CA 91764  909-944-9102
TIME:  Food service: Brunch 9AM-3PM, Buffet 3PM-8PM.
PROCEEDS OF THE EVENT GO TO STEVEN’S HOPE FOR CHILDREN

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Golf Registration Is Online And Open

Registration for players and/or sponsorships for the 17th Annual Drives To Save Lives Golf Classic are available now.  For the first time ever, participants can register online for golf, sponsorships, player packages, and enter in the names of their foursomes.  

“We’ve wanted to do online registration for several years and now, it’s active,” said Executive Director, Tony Cappelli.  “And, it’s very easy to use.”

To get information about the golf tournament visit the Golf Page
To get information about who is registered, visit the Sponsor Page

To register as an individual, foursome or a sponsor, visit the Register Page
To volunteer for the event, visit the Golf Volunteer page.

17th Annual Golf Tournament May 6 at Red Hill Country Club.

Housing For Hope Needs Help To Match $38K Grant

Steven’s Hope has been awarded a $38,000 matching grant for the Housing For Hope Program.  As of February 12, $33,500 has been raised.  The remainder is $4,500 to be able for Steven’s Hope to get the full grant.  Time is short as the deadline is March 6, 2019.  Please consider your gift to this restricted program.  100% of the proceeds of this grant and the match will be applied directly to the apartment rents and expenses that house families 24/7/365.  

Please share this with your friends on social media, too!

https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/StevensHope/h4h2019.html

Golf Is Coming

Steven’s Hope Joins Giving Tuesday Movement

This Nov 27th is #GivingTuesday. This year we are fundraising to support the Housing For Hope Program. Facebook and PayPal are matching donations on Facebook for a total of up to $7 million dollars. In addition, your donations to Steven’s Hope could be matched! Mark your calendar and help us reach our $5,000 goal to the Housing For Hope Program.

If you want to help, it’s easy to create your own fundraiser to support Steven’s Hope and the Housing For Hope Program.  Just go to    Then, enter Steven’s Hope and the amount you would like to try to raise on your own fundraiser.  For more details, click here.

Together, we can meet the goal of a one day total of $5,000 and maybe even have some of it matched by Facebook and PayPal!

New Development Director Brings New Energy To Steven’s Hope.

Steven’s Hope for Children is  pleased to announce that Amanda Behnke has joined our team as Development Director.

Amanda brings a wealth of fundraising experience from Western University of Health Sciences, San Gabriel Children’s Center, and University of La Verne. She holds an advanced degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, as well as an MBA, and has been extensively involved in the Lions Club, as well as the Covina Chamber of Commerce and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. Amanda also founded a Girl Scout Troop and served as the President of the Terra Vista Elementary PTA.

“I have been familiar with the amazing work of Steven’s Hope for years,” said Ms. Behnke. “I’m very excited to have this opportunity to truly make a difference with these amazing families and all the supporters that impact them.”

Amanda is searching for people who would like to make the holidays great for the children and families we serve by getting involved with the many opportunities with projects and administration duties.

To get involved, please contact her by calling 909-373-0678 or by emailing her at amandab@stevenshope.org.  

Backpack Drive Breaks Record

Goal of 100 Exceeded!

BackPackDrive

It’s amazing what happens when people get together to make a difference!

 
Steven’s Hope had a goal of distributing 100 backpacks to ill children and their siblings.
 
Just as the count was approaching 100, in comes over 100 backpacks collected by Danone.  Not only did they bring in stuffed backpacks, they brought in extra supplies just in case we were low! 

 

 

When everything was all counted, over 200 backpacks were collected to be sent out all over the Inland Empire. What a great way to kick off the school year for so many deserving kids!! 

 

Thank you, everyone!!!

Family Day Hopes For Passes

Steven’s Hope has a Family Day on October 27. This special day happens every quarter for families in the We Care Program.

Families of seriously ill children get to gather to make Halloween pumpkins, decorate cookies and have a bit of fun while parents are able to shop for much needed clothing through a partnership with A Lot Of Good Thrift Store.

Aside from the clothes and activities, we would love to provide each child and family member we serve with a move ticket. Our goal is to get 50 (fifty) movie passes to distribute to the families.  With an average ticket price of $13.00, the goal is to raise $650 or more to purchase tickets.  If it is possible to get to $1300, families would be able to get vouchers for refreshments, too!

If you are interested in purchasing movie tickets, they can be mailed or delivered to Steven’s Hope for Children, 1014 W Foothill Blvd., Suite B, Upland, CA 91786 on or before October 24, 2018. To make a donation for the tickets, you can go online to https://stevenshope.org/support-us/ 

Be sure to note that this is for Family Day!

If you have any questions, please call the Development Department at Steven’s Hope. 909-373-0678

Stuff A Backpack- Help Kids Learn

For the fifth consecutive 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. And, to get the kids as ready as possible to learn.

Items that are needed to fill the backpacks can downloaded from the Steven’s Hope for Children website  at http://stevenshope.org/backpack/contents/ This year all backpacks, supplies and donations need to be received by July 25 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/.

Pizza Stores Spread MODNESS at Six Locations

On June 27, six MOD Pizza locations will be hosting a fundraiser to support Steven’s Hope for Children. The event, the first of four scheduled fundraisers, is part of the pizza company’s community involvement, or what they like to call MODNESS.

As explained on the company website, “Giving back to the communities we serve is part of our purpose-driven mission at MOD. We support a variety of charities throughout the year, working primarily with groups that serve youth and families. Our efforts are focused at the local level, in the neighborhoods where we live and work. To be considered, your organization needs to be located near a MOD Pizza and provide services within that area.”

All customers who present a printed or electronic copy of the event flyer will have 20% of their food bill donated to Steven’s Hope for Children.  That includes pizza, salad and soft drinks.  

The six store locations are:

  • Fontana: 16421 Sierra Lakes Parkway, Suite 100
  • Upland:  2085 W. Baseline Road, Suite D110
  • Redlands: 27511 San Bernardino Ave., Suite 150
  • Rancho Cucamonga:6417 Haven Ave, Suite 2
  • Rancho Cucamonga: 12270 Baseline Road, Suite 150
  • Corona: 924 E. Ontario, Suite 106
     

The event will be an all-day event at all the stores beginning at 10:30AM until 10:00PM. 

Other fundraiser dates will be announced on July 1 on the Steven’s Hope website.