BENEFITING: One Heart for Hope
EVENT DATE: Nov 11, 2012
One Heart for Hope was incorporated in October 2008 as a non-profit public benefit corporation in the State of California. The goal of the foundation is to not only provide impoverished children the basic necessities of life such as clothing and shelter, but also to restore their sense of self-worth, reveal their capacity to believe and to realize all of our children's abilities, and to transfer their hopes into a reality. The foundation has served over 21,000 street, underprivileged and special-needs children and families throughout education; feeding programs; medical, dental, and vision missions.
In April 2013, we will hold our 2nd medical mission trip and serve approximately 500 families on the island of Alabat, province of Quezon in the Philippines. Many of the families on this island are not able to afford basic needs and can hardly afford meals for their families. We will be serving the impoverished children and families from this remote island that otherwise have no opportunity or means to see a doctor or receive proper medical treatment. In addition to the medical aspect, we will also provide them with basic necessities such as canned goods, school supplies, hygiene products, footwear, and clothing.
In the Philippines, it costs on average, $60 USD to send one child to school for one year. This cost covers the mandatory uniform and school supplies. On average, it costs $500 USD to feed 450 children, 2 times a week for one year.
Over the next 2 months, our goal is to raise $15,000 to cover the costs of the items listed above. Our fundraising team is made up of 10 local runners, which will either run the Malibu International 1/2 or Full Marathon on Sunday, November 11th. In preparation of the marathon and to support our fundraising efforts, we will be hosting an auction in Santa Monica, California on Saturday, November 3rd.
Through donations such as cash and auction items, you can help these families receive basic needs that we have each and every day here in Southern California. Donated auction items vary from 5 sessions of Pilates or Yoga to a weekend stay at a 4-diamond hotel. Anything that you can contribute to our fundraising efforts would be more than appreciated! We hope you'll join us in supporting One Heart for Hope!