upcoming: Awards gala June 30, 2017.
...was full of HOPE! We launched our HOPE for the Holidays campaign, where we collected toys and gifts for Riverside County foster youth. The community support was phenomenal, and we would like to give a special shout out to the following HOPE superstars:
- District 4 Christopher's Clubhouse and Boy Scouts of America Troop 262 for going above and beyond by hosting toy drives in the cold over Thanksgiving Weekend!
- The Campbell family, FSA Accounting and HR Departments for your generous toy donations.
- My Stuff Bags for providing HOPE filled duffles for 400 foster youth!
...was amazing! We launched our Anti-Bullying Campaign for October's Bullying Awareness Month. This campaign had such an impact that people to came in to our office and shared their stories with us.
During the month, we asked Riverside County residents to #STANDUPTOGETHER against bullying by signing a pledge to speak up, extend a hand, and become a friend when they witnessed bullying. Participants were given bracelets to pass on to others to spread awareness.
Here's who ended up pledging:
79 Kids and 103 Adults at our outreach events
19 Adults came in to HOPE's Office
332 Kids and 66 Adults at our workshops
55 Pledges online
Our total pledges against bullying for the month totaled 654! Way to take a stand, Riverside!