A Walk towards Hope

As the father of three teenage sons most conversations at my house these days begin with “Dad, I need…” followed by an urgent request that is almost always a “want” and rarely a “need”. I recently returned from the Venezuelan border where I spent the week with the “caminantes”, or walkers, whom the entirety of […]

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 […]

Aid for Syrian Refugees

Carolyn Goldman remembers watching the news coverage of Syrian children dying while making the journey to Greece and thinking, “There has to be something I can do for Syrian refugees.” She immediately started researching organizations that are working with Syrian refugees and found that Giving Children Hope was the only one that would accept physical […]

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 […]

ATRS Blanket Donation

Disaster relief work is a tapestry of many people and partners collaborating to provide the greatest help in the quickest amount of time. One of Giving Children Hope’s valued partners, American Textile Recycling Services (ATRS), came up with a brilliant idea. One week after the April 25th Nepal earthquake, Fonta Stravropoulos, ATRS Market Team Manager, […]

Giving Back to Nepal

After Ari graduated with a degree in Psychology last year, he wanted to see the world. He set out on a five-month-long journey to volunteer in Nepal and Sri Lanka. He spent 2 months in Kathmandu, Nepal, volunteering his time in a hospital to assist doctors with their daily routine and gaining an invaluable learning […]

Nepal Earthquake Press Release

Update: 4/26/15 Contact: Carly Visbal Communications Coordinator [email protected] 714-523-4454 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Buena Park, .—Giving Children Hope (GCHope), is responding to the devastating earthquake in Nepal Saturday April 25th. We are currently staging our supplies and evaluating the most needed items. We are prepared to send food, hygiene supplies, and cots for those living through this […]