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Ballpark Night July 3

There is nothing quite like enjoying baseball on a warm summer evening in California, eating a hot dog, sipping on a soda, laughing at the team mascot and cheering on the home team.

On July 3, that is exactly what Steven’s Hope will be doing at LoanMart Field in Rancho Cucamonga.  You see, every year, Steven’s Hope invites families that it is assisting to take a day away from all their troubles, doctor appointments, financial worries and lack of funds.  That happens at Ballpark Night.  

All members of the sick child’s family get to come to cheer for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Baseball Team and Steven’s Hope pays for everything!  Tickets, hot dog, soda: all on us!  And after the game is over, the Quakes will have an awesome fireworks display that is perfect for Independence Day, even if it’s one day early!

Supporters of SHFC can make a donation of $20 to cover the cost of tickets and food for each person in the family.  $100 will help 5 family members attend.  And if you would like to join us, tickets in our section will be $10 each, but you’re on your own for food and drink.  It’s a great way to get to meet and visit with some of the families who are going through very trying times.

For more information, call the SHFC office at 909-373-0678 and speak to Amanda to sponsor a child, a family or to get tickets for yourself. 

Where Are They Now?

There have been a lot of families that have come through the Steven’s Hope for Children apartments.  Each child and family has unique situations and stories of how they came to know Steven’s Hope. Many of those stories had been shared either in person, in print, on line or on this website. 

Looking back over the last 17 years, we wondered what happened to all these families.  While many of the children came through their health challenges, many did not, leaving a whole in the family.  Some stayed in the area, some moved on.  

Recently, Steven’s Hope began reaching out to many of the families that were assisted since that first apartment in 2003.  Happily,  many of the families were very anxious to share their stories of where they are now as a family: how they have changed, healed, moved on and never forgotten the kindness and generosity they received from Steven’s Hope.

So, since all of you are the only reason Steven’s Hope was able to reach out help any of these families, we are announcing that during the first week of June, a new “series” called ‘Where are they now’ will be posted on this (and the soon to be launched new website).  We will highlight the family stories and update everyone with pictures and videos sent to SHFC from the families.  

Remember, visit the website or watch y0ur social media platforms to find out about “Where are they now??

Internship Program Prepares For New Class

The Retail & Management Internship Program introduced by Steven’ sHope for Children in June 2012 is now preparing for its second class scheduled to begin July 16.

This thorough 12 week program with a ten hour per week time commitment will provide instruction and training through the Children’s Boutique at Steven’s Hope. For information about the process, call Amber at 909-373-0678.

Concert Under The Stars Tickets To Support Steven’s Hope

Steven’s Hope for Children is offering tickets to the Concerts Under The Stars presented by the Hafif Family Foundation.  The annual event helps to raise funds for numerous nonprofit groups throughout the Southern California Area.  Charities like Steven’s Hope benefit by selling tickets to the outdoor concerts in La Verne and receive 100% of ticket proceeds.  All expenses of the concert and dinner are paid for by the Hafif Family Foundation.

Concert dates are July 14 and 21 and August 4.  Ticket prices are $55 each and include dinner.  Beverages including wine will be available for purchase at the event.

The concert takes place on the 100 acre estate of Herb & Kay Hafif.  The venue features statues and lush landscaping which creates a comfortable and beautiful setting for the outdoor concert.

Tickets are available on a first come-first served basis. For information, call Lulu at the SHFC office.

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.

 

 

ampm Store Join “Drives To Save Lives” Effort

Beginning April 1, ampm stores around the LA/San Bernardino region will be displaying their support for Steven’s Hope for Children.  Up to 160 locations will be accepting $1 donations for a colorful image of a child as part of Drives To Save Lives.

According to Steven’s Hope President, Tony Cappelli, “The purpose of “Drives To Save Lives” is to mobilize as many people as we can in the southern California are to take action to help the families we serve at Steven’s Hope.  We want to be able to help more families at more hospitals and we need the support of many communities to make that happen.”

Activities for Drives To Save Lives include drives for items for children (toys, games, clothing), helping with Steven’s Hope projects such as Project: LoveBox and the Klothing Kids Project, awareness campaigns by using social media, and volunteering.