Our Second Saturday on March 12 was a hope-filled success! More than 60 volunteers walked through our doors to spend their Saturday afternoons supporting the kids and families we serve. Here's a snapshot of who participated in our volunteer open house.
Team HAWK (Helping Each Other with Kindness) from Hope Elementary trekked up from Carlsbad to drop off approximately 70 backpacks, each including a lunch box, snacks, hygiene items, and a book. The small but mighty group also donated a large bin filled with brand new socks that will benefit our Promotor Pathway students immensely. Given their school name and our name, they thought we were the perfect organization to donate to.
A life group from St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church dropped off donations collected from a sweet lemonade stand effort, along with a large haul of decorated snack bags for our kids. The Newport Beach church serves as our dedicated partner, having recently gathered more than 10,000 pounds of donated food and toiletries for the kids and families we serve. Here's a recap.
Our committed regulars, a group from Davis Magnet School, and a bunch that came by to do service in celebration of one of their birthdays helped make snack bags and posters for our Promotor Pathway students. This education pilot program serves as a collaborative and long-term partnership between students ages 14-24 and an experienced Project Hope Alliance promotor, who offers 24/7 comprehensive guidance and support.