Grandma's House of Hope
Grandma's House of Hope Newsletter
What's Going on at GHH??!! April 2010

Women of Grandma's House of Hope 

 Share their Hearts

My father sexually molested me my entire childhood. After telling a friend whose mother called the police, I was placed in the foster system for about 3 years. When my father went to prison I went back to live with my alcoholic mother but when he was released, I left home on my own. I was just 16... I am so blessed to have a safe haven and opportunity to get back on my feet.
                                Mary P
 I found myself homeless and on the streets, having lost my job at the supermarket.  My son helped me find a place here with Grandma's House of Hope. Being here makes me feel happy and this week I actually laughed really hard for a long time!

I am thankful every day for another day being clean and sober. I have been at Grandma's House for almost 2 years, held the same job, bought a car and am getting ready to find a place of my own. Thank you to Charlene who takes such good care of us and to Je'net for putting a roof over our heads. Let's watch some football!

Spring Boutique in Benefit of GHH

The Dragonfly Shops & Gardens will hold a spring craft boutique to benefit our organization.  This exciting spring event will be held: 

Sunday May 2, 2010

11:00am  to 3:00pm

260 N. Glassell St

Orange, CA

Find the perfect Mother's Day gift at this unique opportunity! Over 30 booths with Hand crafted items, foods & antiques will be presentt for this wonderful fundraiser and shopping event. 

 Learn more by visiting their
Easter Baskets A Plenty
 A special "Thank You" to Marla and her friends in Student Activities at Hope International University in Fullerton, for the special Easter Baskets that were created for the  ladies in our shelter. Easter morning they woke up to find colorful baskets filled with candies, toothbrushes, toothpaste, body wash & more!!!  
Special Thanks to
"Girls Do Lunch"
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The "Girls do Lunch" ladies raised $500.00 on behalf of GHH during their special event on Thursday April 8th, 2010 at Mesa Restaurant in Costa Mesa.  The money was raised from a percentage of their purchases and donations on our behalf.  We appreciate the support of "Girls do Lunch" and appreciate their contributions!
Interested in joining in the group and learn more about upcoming meetings?
Contact Karina at
 Thanks to our Sponsors!!
Santa Storage 
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         Nana's Kidz
       need your help!! 

Due to the struggling economy, the demand for nutritional support for the motel children in our Nana's Kidz program has increased significantly. We now serve 185 children in Orange County and provide over 113,960 meals to children living in homeless conditions. That is an increase of nearly 30,000 meals from 2009. Not to mention, there are over 600 children on our waiting list for this program. Nearly 200 at just one motel location in the city of Anaheim.

The unfortunate truth is that, although needs have increased, funds have not. In fact, by this time last year, GHH had already received 3 grants from foundations to help support our program. These are funders that are just not able to respond this year, having drastically reduced their giving for 2010.

Because of this, we really need the support of individuals like yourself to help us keep feeding children over the weekends and summer months when school is not in session.

The children that we feed rely almost entirely on the school cafeteria as their primary source of food. They are also faced with the additional hardship of living in a homeless condition, such as a motel or doubled and tripled up with other families in a small space.

With a one time gift of $100, you can feed one child for 10 weeks this summer.  Your generous donation will provide that child with 21 meals every week!  In addition, each child in our program will receive a backpack and back to school supplies in August, before school resumes. Your gift of $25 will provide all the necessary tools a child needs to go back to school knowing that they are ready to learn!

Please consider a gift to Nana's Kidz in the month of April or May so that we can continue our summer program and make it even bigger and better than last year. The children that depend on us for support will be so grateful!!  You will know that you enlarged your family (and your heart) this summer! Please remember that even the smallest gift can make a huge difference in the life of someone in desperate need.

To make a donation, please visit our website at: or mail a check to Grandma's House of Hope, 174 West Lincoln Ave, #541, Anaheim, CA 92804


Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle, Executive Director of GHH and GHH Board Members

At the Anaheim State of the City Luncheon, GHH was acclaimed for its community efforts to assist homeless women and children.The Anaheim Chamber of Commerce helped secure our second shelter location.

International Soroptomist
Je'net Kreitner Co-founder and Executive Director of GHH received "The Ruby Award" for Women helping Women from Soroptomist International of Garden Grove.
Soroptimist International is a worldwide organization that supports women through service projects to advance women's rights and the status of women. They are commited to a world where women and girls together achieve individual and collective potential , realise aspirations and have an equal voice in creating strong, peaceful communties worldwide.
Visit this website to learn more about this inspiring organization.
Volunteer Internship Opportunities
volunteer section
Our integrated programs include:  
  • Transitional Living Shelter
  • Nana's Kidz- Motel Lunches
  • Grandma's Room- Senior Support
There are volunteer opportunities in a variety of areas:
  • Social Media Management
  • Graphic/Web design
  • Office assistant
  • Marketing/Fundraising
  • Event Planning
  • Grant Writing
  • and more!
Please contact: Lori Solomon
714) 636-3690
Send resume and letter of intent to

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
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