April’s Volunteer of the Month

If anyone knows what it’s like to travel to all 50 states and serve our country through the Naval Air Force, it would be our beloved volunteer, Gary Leister. Gary worked as a locomotive engineer at Union Pacific Railroad for 38 years before he decided to retire 3 years ago. He currently resides in Fullerton […]

March’s Volunteer of the Month

Faithful. Reliable. Detailed. These are three characteristics that Jim Martin’s closest friends attribute to him. And we couldn’t agree more. Jim initially joined Giving Children Hope, after 28 years of working in Boeing’s Supplier Management Department, because of our mission to serve the underprivileged. He started off packing backpacks for our We’ve Got Your Back […]

No Presents Please

Melissa Runcie, a wonderful Orange County mom, asked her friends to donate to the children Giving Children Hope serves instead of giving her 1-year-old son gifts for his birthday. Here is her story. “Our family has volunteered several times with our church and I believe strongly in the mission of Giving Children Hope. I love […]

Beds for Christmas

On the Saturday before Christmas, a group of barely caffeinated 50 volunteers loaded Premier Chevrolet trucks with mattresses to deliver to some very deserving families in Buena Park. Hundreds of families were surveyed to find out if there were family members in need of a warm bed to sleep on. With a group of passionate […]

Fuddruckers Volunteered

Home of the “World’s Greatest Hamburgers,” Fuddruckers quickly became one of Giving Children Hope’s greatest volunteer groups. On Tuesday, November 10th, six branch managers gathered in our warehouse to serve needy families in Orange County. Back in June, Buena Park Fuddruckers’ store manager, Jocelyn, had donated vouchers for our golf tournament’s silent auction. Upon learning […]