Grandma's House of Hope Newsletter
What's been going on at GHH? March 2010
Women of Grandma's House of Hope 
 Share their Hearts


 I had a telephone call interview with Je'net from jail and I will never forget what she said to me because it really touched my heart. It just so happens that our birthdays are on the same day, Dec 24th, and she said, and I quote "because we were blessed to be born on the same day, I'm going to take a chance on you." And she did- she took a big chance on a woman with no money, no job, a drugg addict and a thief. Now, I am proud to say I am none of those things. With the love and support of GHH I have managed to stay on the right path.

Mary Y
The question that I am most often asked is... "why didn't you just leave him?" Now, why didn't I think of that? There is an answer and the answer is...so I would not end up exactly where I did. With nothing but a broken heart, broken dreams, broken relationships and a broken body. Any program can feed and house you but I have been given the greates gift of all. The chance to remember who I am, and that I am still useful, unique, and have something to offer to others...but mostly to myself.
 "...the money just ran out. We (my sister and I) were evicted and became homeless.Shirley got sick and passed away and some friends from church helped me find a place here with Grandma's House. I finally got my social security check started and am saving for a place of my own."
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Thank you so much for supporting Grandma's House of Hope! This Newletter will inform you of our past events and give a special thanks to all of our sponsors.Also, checkout our upcoming food drive and fundraisers!!
Festival of Hearts 2010


The 2nd Annual Festival of Hearts was held Saturday February 27th, 2010 at O.C. Custom Wine, in Anaheim CA. This festive event featured inspirational testimonies courageously told by past and present residents from Grandma's House of Hope's Transitional Housing Program. President of the Klein Foundation, Catherine A.Sorensen, Lenore Denges, and "The Gathering" Church of Orange were honored for their dedication to GHH in 2009. This event included, an opportunity drawing, silent auction, appetizers and main course donated by Summit Catering and wine tasting courtesy of O.C Wine Custom! Thanks to all who attended and contributed in helping this event become successful. Through this event and pledges we raised over $20,000.  

Je'net Kreitner honoring
 Catherine A.Sorensen with the
 "Home Is Where the Heart Is" Award.
Make a House a Home


With the artistic help of Old Navy, "The Gathering Church" of Orange, The Turn Around Church, Home Depot, Diana Wesley Santos and Tammi Heilman, we were able to successfully complete our "Make a House a Home" project for the holidays. 
Two houses and three apartments were artfully decorated with furniture and all the extras that make living in our transitional homes a place of healing. 
Nana's Kidz Book Fair
The Nana's Kidz book fair took place during "rain and shine" at the Fountain Park Town Homes on Saturday February 27, 2010 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. This fundraiser provided a variety of donated interesting books and  baked goods. Over $300 was raised! A big Thank You and gratitude to the ladies of the "Lamp Lighters", First Christian Church and their many volunteers for making this a great event!
 Nana's Kids Food Drive!
Our 2nd annual Food Drive, was held Saturday, March 20th from 10am-3pm at the entrance of Albertson's.GHH teamed up with Liberty Tax Service to support the Nana's Kidz food drive, which brought donations to support  nutritional programs for children in OC that are homeless or live in motels. People donated peanut butter, Jelly and Jam , healthy cereals, canned fruits, toothbrushes and toothpaste, shampoo and conditioner. Bring in a bag of food to the Liberty Tax office located at 13281 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92843, telephone number (714) 638-3606 and receive $50.00 off any tax service! Join us in support of your community and helping to feed hungry children!
"Girls Do Lunch" but also Dinner!!!
Food, Friends & Fundraising!! "Girls Do Lunch" ladies met at Mimi's Cafe to raise money for Grandma's House of Hope. They enjoyed delicious food in a fun atmosphere along with family and friends while earning 15% from each sale in support of GHH. Be a part of their next exciting event April 8th, 2010, from 6pm to 8 pm. at Mesa Restaurant located on 725 Baker St. in Costa Mesa. $10 donation required and drinks are half priced!Hope to see you there!
Congratulations to our Je'net Kreitner!


Je'net Kreitner Co-founder and Executive Director of GHH has been selected to receive "The  Ruby Award" For Women helping Women from Soroptimist International of Garden Grove. This is a very deserving award for a deserving woman. Soroptimist International is an organization that support causes for women.  GHH & Soroptimist Int. share a common passion to assist survivors of human trafficking.

Thank you very much for your support to Grandma's House of Hope. It is through your kindness and generosity that GHH continues to fight hunger and homelessness in Orange County. Your contribution helps enhance the lives of women and children who are struggling to survive in your own communities. God Bless.

Je'net Kreitner
Grandma's House of Hope