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Grandma's House of Hope
174 West Lincoln Ave. #541
Anaheim, CA 92805

Tel: (714) 636-3690
Fax: (714) 537-0621


ghhoffice@gmail.com
http://grandamshope.org



In This Issue
October 16th Luncheon
Nana's Kidz Summer Outreach
Hunger Action Month
Park Santiago Concert Success
Featured Intern
One Puppy Left!
Quick Links
GHH's
First Wedding
Congratulations to the happy couple, Signé and Nate.

Our very first wedding at GHH! Congratulations to Signé and Nate! We were so blessed to host a wedding for the daughter of one of our residents.

Some of the GHH ladies, along with the groom and his family.

"It was great to be able to share my home with friends and family," says Dale, the bride's mother.

GHH Needs Volunteers
Volunteers from a local high school working at the office.
Do you want to help make a difference in your community?


GHH is looking for groups, clubs, or individuals that are interested in helping out at the office. With the holiday season coming up, GHH has plenty of opportunities coming up for eager volunteers.
   
Are you part of a school or social group that is looking for volunteer hours? Volunteer your services and time at GHH!


If you are interested in volunteering, please contact our office to get started.

 
It's Almost the Holiday Season
A GHH lady happy to have giftcards.
GHH needs your help in providing for our women and children this holiday season. One way to help is by donating gift cards--it offers them the rare gift of choice to pick out something special just for them. 
 
Pick up an extra gift card (any place, any amount) and donate it to GHH.

One of the Nana's Kidz children holding a gift basket.

We're also looking for volunteers to put together gift baskets full of goodies to bring joy to the women and children of GHH.

For more information, please contact our office.

 
Our Sponsors
Anaheim White House Restaurant

JavaFit: What's in your cup?

Summit Event Catering

Santa Ana Storage: (714) 539-SELF

Andrew J. O'Melia: Design Services
A Journey Through Hope and Healing

A white dove--a symbol of the 'journey though hope and healing' our women are experiencing.

Have YOU made your RSVP yet? GHH's annual October luncheon, A Journey Through Hope and Healing, promises to be an unforgettable event.

The event will feature appearances by the International Peace Choir, Monica Gunning (author of A Shelter in Our Car), and a dramatic presentation meant to promote awareness about homelessness and human trafficking. There will also be a silent auction and opportunity drawing.

The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 16th, from 11AM-2PM, at the Anaheim White House Restaurant.

 Tickets are $40/person by October 7th. RSVP via phone or on our website by clicking here. We hope to see you all in a few weeks!


Nana's Kidz Summer Outreach
One of the 165+ stuffed backpacks handed out at the outreach event.
GHH's annual summer Nana's Kidz backpack distribution was a tremendous success. Over 165 filled backpacks were passed out to children and their families this day alone, along with clothing and food.

In attendance was Senator Lou Correa, who was very impressed by the event, pledging aid from his office for GHH's annual Christmas motel outreach in December.


Je'net and Senator Lou Correa with parents and children at the outreach event.
Senator Correa, GHH founder Je'net Kreitner, and
 participants enjoy the food, crafts, clothing, and backpacks.

Over 50 volunteers (provided by the senator's office) helped with the event, and were thrilled that they were able to make a difference right here in Orange County. In addition, FOCUS OC handled all of the food, including burgers and hot dogs!

 
Senator Lou Correa's annual Summer Service Corps Program is a public service opportunity for high school and college students to participate in service activities while learning about public policy and the legislative process. Through the program, young people have the opportunity to have fun while addressing important California issues, from saving our planet and promoting energy conservation to addressing poverty and homelessness in our community.
 

Two volunteers, Gerald and Lillian, help hand out backpacks to children.
 Jerrel & Lillian helped from the beginning of this outreach, from
  reviewing to distributing backpacks.
 
Interested in volunteering at a Nana's Kidz outreach event?

September is Hunger Action Month

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September is Hunger Action Month, and we're asking everyone to take action to fight hunger in your local areas. The need here is tremendous--but so is the impact that you can have.

In Orange County, 615,000 individuals go to bed hungry at least once during the month and an alarming 35% are children.


Through community collaboration and support, GHH provides weekly bags full of nutritious food for hundreds of deserving kids through the Nana's Kidz program.

To learn more about Nana's Kidz, and to make a donation, click here.
 
To learn more about Hunger Action Month, click here.

 

Park Santiago Concert Is A Success!
The official Park Santiago flyer image (made by Andrew J. O'Melia).
GHH would like to send a huge THANK YOU to everyone who volunteered and came to the Park Santiago Concert event! GHH received donations of over 20 boxes of food, along with monetary donations from vendors, which are still coming in.
 
The Nana's Kidz food bins filled with donated food.
Food overflowed in the barrels!
 
We'd like to extend a big thanks to the Park Santiago Neighborhood Association, along with the many vendors and families at the event.

Many families came out to check out the Park Santiago event.
  
  Families gathered, bringing food and enjoying the music of
 Hey, That's My Bike!.
Featured Intern: William Nguyen
Our September intern, Will Nguyen.

William is a second-year business administration major planning to specialize in accounting at University of California, Irvine.  He decided to intern during the summer in order to gain experience in the nonprofit sector while contributing back to the community he grew up in.

"My internship experience at Grandma's House of Hope has truly been an eye-opening experience.  I've learned so much more about event planning and how much a backpack or a bag of food can help underprivileged students all over Orange County."

William aspires to continue his studies at UCI while giving back to the community.  In order to do so, he expects to continue his internship throughout his school year at UCI. 


Interested in becoming an intern with GHH? Click here for more information.
One Puppy Adopted: Only One Left!

 
Our first puppy has found a new home and a donation of $750.00 was made to Grandma's House of Hope!

One of the puppies at the Park Santiago event sitting on a cardboard box of food.
Sadie needs a home too!
 
This adorable, pure-bred Shih Tzu puppy has been donated to GHH by our founder, Je'net Kreitner.
 
All proceeds go directly to Grandma's House of Hope programs. Current bid is $375.00 but the highest bidder will take home the puppy at our October 16th luncheon, or you can buy the puppy now with a bid of $750 or more and take your furry friend home this week! The puppy has all of its shots, and have certified AKC/ACC lineage.

Contact our offices today about placing a bid!


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,
 
The founder of GHH: Je'net Kreitner.
Je'net Kreitner
Grandma's House of Hope
Grandma's House of Hope is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity (federal tax ID #26-0391438), operating as a multi-generational continuum of care designed to provide services, programs, and affordable housing to under-served and underprivileged persons in Orange County and its surrounding areas.

Through our integrated programs, such as the Grandma's House Women's Transitional Living Shelter and Nana's Kidz, GHH strives to create a sense of community, belonging and stability. Through service to each other and to their community, women become empowered and achieve independence, accountability and spiritual growth.