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Changing Futures

SUMMER 2021

A quarterly publication of Children’s Fund

During the pandemic, Jamie Griffin, a local nurse, and her family suffered a series of tragic and unfortunate events that pushed them into a financial deficit. Children’s Fund was there to help.

Family Sees a Brighter Future The past year has been hard on everyone—families already struggling pre-pandemic, children learning from home, and even stable, working professionals. The hardships due to economic stress, health concerns, and even the loss of those close to them have taken a toll.

Mrs. Griffin is one of many hard-working heroic nurses that have served their community during the COVID-19 pandemic. At a time when this job may be at its most stressful, she sadly lost the father of her children. As if this was not enough to put strain on her and her family, her mother came down with a medical condition that requires the home to be at a constant, low, and tolerable temperature. This caused Mrs. Griffin’s utility bills to skyrocket at a time when her financial support had diminished.

With two children and a growing pile of bills, Mrs. Griffin turned to one of Children’s Fund’s Resource Agencies, The Making A Difference Association. They were able to link her with our Emergency Needs Program.

Message From Our President & CEO

Partner Spotlight

Donor Honor Roll

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In order to help the Griffin Family, Children’s Fund provided them with gift cards for new clothing and hygiene items for the children, as well as funds to help with the past due utility bills. (continues on page 2)


Message From the President As Summer is coming to a close, I have reflected on the past few months with relief, joy, and gratefulness.

Our golfers and banquet guests enjoyed a great day while participating in silent and live auctions, hearing from Demetreous Stillman, a scholarship recipient, and helping us raise over $240,000 for the children in our county.

Throughout the pandemic, Children’s Fund remained open to serve vulnerable children in our county. We endure, committed to ensuring that any child experiencing poverty, abuse, or neglect receives the essential services and support they need. Children requiring emergency needs help, students lacking school supplies or funds to purchase textbooks, and those unfortunate children requiring assistance at the Children’s Assessment Center all received the services they needed. This assistance is only possible because of you and your generous support of our efforts and mission. This year, we implemented our Backpack & School Supplies Drive differently. Our partnership with the Sydney Paige Foundation provided high-quality backpacks and school supplies at reduced prices while still practicing social distancing. With the generous monetary donations received, plus several corporate in-kind donations, we provided 2,246 children with new backpacks filled with all of their needed supplies. In addition, we partnered with several community organizations to provide an additional 9,000 backpacks to children in need. We recently hosted our 29th Annual Children’s Fund Golf Classic and Founders’ Award Banquet. This year’s honoree was Diversified Pacific Communities. Jeff Burum and Matt Jordan were present to accept the award in recognition of their commitment to provide Support, Opportunity, and Hope to our county’s most vulnerable children.

Matt Jordan (left) and Jeff Burum (right) accept the Founders’ Award on behalf of Diversified Pacific Communities at the 29th Annual Children’s Fund Golf Classic.

I am full of gratitude for you and all those who provide love, assistance, and financial and in-kind gifts to Children’s Fund and the children we serve. YOU make it possible for us to provide brighter futures for children.

Ciriaco “Cid” Pinedo, Ed.D.

Family Sees a Brighter Future — Continued from page 1 We were happy to be able to help a woman who has dedicated her skills and energy to helping others every day during these turbulent times. Fortunately, Mrs. Griffin’s brother has been helping out financially and she has been able to apply for financial assistance for her mother as she deals with her illness. Thanks to our donors and supporter who make the Emergency Needs Program possible. This remarkable woman and her children have certainly faced hardships, but thanks to you, we see a brighter future ahead for them.

MEET OUR STAFF

Amy Pond-Cirelli

Program Coordinator “I have always had a passion for helping others and a heart for children. Children’s Fund has given me the opportunity to bring together my passion and my skills to be an active participant in helping our community.” 2


Partner Spotlight NATIONAL CORE Bound by our mutual goal of bright futures for children, Children’s Fund and National CORE have partnered to raise funds for the benefit of children in our community. For the past three years, National CORE has been the title sponsor of the Annual Children’s Fund Golf Classic. National CORE is one of the nation’s premier affordable housing developers, building strong, sustainable communities where residents can thrive. As a vertically integrated nonprofit, National CORE is involved in every aspect of the development process, from working with counties and cities on housing elements and specific plans to maintaining the integrity and prosperity of its communities for residents and investors.  Its development team has a track record of consistently finding creative solutions to finance, design, and project

manage award-winning developments that provide the physical platform for community and social change. Today, National CORE owns and manages 90+ communities, providing more than 8,000 units of much-needed affordable housing for families, seniors, and special needs populations in California, Texas, and Florida. National CORE serves as the general contractor for all new developments, with eight communities currently under construction, including a new for-sale market and affordable detached housing community.  In partnership with the Hope through Housing Foundation, National CORE is dedicated to elevating the health and well-being of residents living in our affordable housing communities.  It is a privilege to be a part of their lives, offering hope and opportunities to individuals who often are not given a chance for a better life.

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Donor Honor Roll July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021 DONORS $25,000+ A. Gary Anderson Family Foundation Assembly Member and Mrs. James Ramos Bonnes Meres Auxiliary National Community Renaissance US Bank Foundation West End Auxiliary

$24,999 - $10,000 Ms. Dee Dee Anderson Atlas Crown Finance, Inc. Bank of America Charitable Foundation Diversified Pacific Edison International Mr. and Mrs. Scott F. Grannis In-N-Out Burger Foundation Mountain Lakes Ms. Kristin Pierce The Rite Aid Foundation / KidsCents Sheriff’s Athletic Federation Ticket to Dream Foundation

$9,999 - $5,000 Anonymous Burketriolo Family Foundation Burlingame Industries California Steel Industries Chaffey Community College Mr. and Mrs. David Harris Mr. Daniel Isham Mr. and Mrs. Pete Koss Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. Teamsters Local 1932 Mr. and Mrs. Neal Waner Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Wright

$4,999 - $2,500 ABD Rigging Millwright, LLC Alliance Data Mr. William Cashman Mr. and Mrs. Bill Chant Mr. and Mrs. Greg Devereaux Etiwanda Community Church Fifth Third Bank Mr. Joe Horzen John Elway’s Crown Toyota The JV Schiro Zavela Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Steve Lambert Mr. and Mrs. Gary Ovitt Drs. Ciriaco and Teresa Pinedo Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Rice San Bernardino County Professional Fire Fighters Local 935 Ms. Elizabeth Spalding 4

Supervisor Dawn Rowe Toyota Dealer Match Program Mrs. C.C. Vest

$2,499 - $1,000 8Minute Solar Energy Mr. Leonard Adorador AMW Charitable Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Rick Arcaro Ms. Debbie L. Brown Burgeson’s Heating & Air Conditioning Mr. and Mrs. Keith Chambers Compassion Rocks Mr. and Mrs. Tom Cutler Fabco Steel Fabrication Inc. Mr. John Farley Mr. and Mrs. Naseem Farooqi Financial Designs Corporation Fraternal Order of Eagles 997 Eagle Riders Mr. and Mrs. Paxton Gagnet Giving University Mr. Louis Goodwin Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Graeber The Honorable Curt Hagman Mr. and Mrs. Daniel T. Hanson Mr. and Mrs. Brian Hopkins Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hughes Mr. and Mrs. Donny Hunke Mr. and Mrs. Matthew A. Jordan Mr. Fred Just and Ms. Michelle Amador Mr. and Mrs. John Kopacz Mr. Gary Lastinger Life Steps Financial Ms. Christina Loza Mrs. Judy Maciariello Ms. Monique Marquez Mr. Lance McGee The Honorable Patrick Morris Mr. and Mrs. Devin Mudge New Standard Equities, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Nietschmann Mr. Kent Paxton Mr. Randy Perez Mr. and Mrs. Mark Phillips Pomona Valley Model Airplane Club Dr. and Mrs. Ron Powell Ms. Deborah Price San Bernardino County Superior Court Mr. and Mrs. Matt Scriven SKF Industrial Sales Mr. and Mrs. John Solomon Swenson Accountancy Corporation Honorable Gregory Tavill Mrs. and Mr. Anne Turner Ms. Brandy Valdez Mr. Kyle Webb Mr. and Mrs. George Wiens

Mr. and Mrs. Vicente Wright YourCause - Plano, TX

$999 - $500 Ms. Margaret Anderson Dr. and Mrs. Esteban Andryjowicz Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bauter The Benevity Community Impact Fund Mr. Ricardo Bernardes Dr. and Mrs. Mark Bernhardt Ms. Sukhi Bhandari Ms. Fariyal Billah The Blackbaud Giving Fund Mr. Jeff Burum Mr. Michael Buzzard Ms. Jennifer Cannady Ms. Jana Carney Mr. and Mrs. John Ceballos Ms. Debby Cherney Mr. and Mrs. William Christiansen Circa Management, Inc. Ms. Margaret Davis Mr. Cameron Dayne Ms. Debora Dickerson-Sims Facebook Mr. Eric M. Ferguson Mr. Devon J. Freitas Ms. Heather Gaughan Ms. Marie Girulat Mr. John Gless Mr. and Mrs. Otis Greer Mr. James Grigoli Ms. Jennifer Guerra Mr. Enrique R. Hernandez La Societe 40/8 V-36 Mrs. Linda Lansford Mr. Chris Leggio Mr. Larry Lindholm Ms. Jane Miller Ms. Rosina Motta Mr. and Mrs. Steve Lambert Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Palmer Mr. and Mrs. Kendall Pyle Rancho Cucamonga Rotary Club Foundation Ms. Kathleen Redmond Ms. Victoria M. Rubio Mr. Richard Schmitt Ms. Karen Scott Ms. Malina Shaw Telford Real Estate Mr. Terrence Trudo Walton Motors and Controls Inc. WaterStone

$499 - $250 Ms. Ericka Aguado AHEPA 302 Charitable Foundation

AmazonSmile AMZ Packaging, Inc. Mr. Ryan Asevedo Ms. Malinda Battles Mr. Eric Bishop Ms. Michelle Blakemore Ms. Donna Carreon Ms. Kathleen Coats Mr. Nelson DePinho Mr. and Mrs. Dean Didier Ms. Louise Ehresman Ms. Susan Entin Dr. and Mrs. Ancel Rogers Ms. Margaret Grady Ms. Eva F. Hoggan Mr. Frank C. Hungerford Inland Empire Risk Management Association Mr. Ryan Jaeger Mr. Julian Juarez Ms. Claire L. Karp Mr. Corey Knowlton Mr. Timothy Lietaert Maintenance Superintendents Association Mr. Scott Martin Ms. Teresa McGowan Ms. Clare McKenna Ms. Aura Mendoza Mrs. Bette J. Nichka Mr. Thomas Pierce and Ms. N. Laura Kamptner Mr. and Mrs. Herman Radtke Mr. Christopher Robinson San Bernardino County Employees’ Retirement Association Barbara Shelley Mr. and Mrs. Mike Smith Miss Rosa Villanueva Ms. Charlotte Walker Ms. Linda Walker Perez Ms. Mary P. Wallace Ms. Cecilia T. Weaver Mrs. Barbara Williams Drs. Mark and Dianne Wolkenhauer Mr. Joe Yurosek

$249 - $100 Ms. Joyce E. Ablett Mr. Larry Acosta Mr. Kevin Acree Mr. Steven Aguilera Ms. Adriana Alatorre Mr. Albert J. Aleman, Jr. Ms. Diana Alexander Ms. Cheryl Allen Mr. Troy Ament Ms. Jenny M. Anderson Miss Evangeline Andrade


Ms. Harriet Archibald-Woodward Ms. Diana Atkeson Ms. Deborah Baeza Ms. Elizabeth Bashmakian Ms. Joan Benson Ms. Jill Benton Ms. Adrianna Bluhm Ms. Christi Bonar Ms. Kathleen Brennan Mr. and Mrs. Scott Brotchie Ms. Dorrie Bryan Ms. Lisa Bryant Ms. Yolanda Bullock Ms. Jennifer Burton Ms. Sheryle Burtron Mr. Brian Bush Mr. and Mrs. Ruben Canchola Mr. Russell Carbajal Ms. Danielle Cash Ms. Elizabeth Chavez Ms. and Mr. Sandie Chin Ms. Nadia Cintron Mr. and Mrs. George Clark Cong Conga Ms. Joy Compton Ms. Nancy Cooper Ms. Pamela Cork Ms. Lorena Corona Ms. Krystal M. Cortez Ms. Trina Cortez Ms. Monique Cotton Ms. Amy Coughlin Ms. Melissa Crowell Ms. Allison L. Cunningham and Mr. Brian Cunningham Ms. Nancy N. Danninger Mr. Bradley W. Davis Ms. Jennifer De La Mora Mrs. Mary De La Ree Ms. Mariela Delgado Ms. Karen Denton Ms. Christie Desatoff Ms. Indira Devasirbatham Mr. Robert Diaz Mr. Simon Diaz Ms. Jennifer Dickerson Ms. Mary T. Doyle Mr. Richard Duquette Ms. Diana R. Egan Ms. Karen Eldridge Mr. Fredrick Elliott, Jr. Mr. Glen Espinoza Ms. Laura Farmer Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Fast Mr. Glenn Fearon Mr. Joselito Fernandez Mr. Hector Fernandez Fidelity Charitable

Mr. Nicholas Fisher Mr. Patrick E. Fleckenstein Ms. Jackie Fontana Ms. Cheryl Franzen Ms. Christina Frias Frontstream Ms. Nerissa V. Galang-Feather Ms. Liz Gallegos Givinga Foundation, Inc. Mr. David Glick Ms. Judy Godon Mr. Christopher Golden Mrs. Graciela Gonzalez Ms. Lesa A. Grieder Ms. Lakisha Griffith Mr. Darren Guentert Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Guidry Ms. Monica Haag Mr. Denis Hackelman Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hatfield Ms. Christina Herrera Margaret B. Hill, D.Ed. Mr. Anthony Hilliard Mr. David Hoag Ms. Laurel Hoehn Mr. Ronald Holness Ms. Bryan Hoverman Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Hovsepian Mr. Matthew Hsu Ms. Ashley Hsu Ms. Emily Hsu Ms. Kalilah Hudson Mrs. Beverly Jack Ms. Marci A. Jensen-Eldred Mr. Haserot Jerold Mr. Jeremiah Johnson Ms. Dawn Jones Ms. Debra D. Junior Ms. Manal Kassab Mr. Patrick King Mr. Matthew Knox Mr. Randy Korgan Mr. Glen Lastimosa Mr. Brian K. Lawson Mr. Travis LeBouf Mr. Wah Li-Kwok Ms. Melissa Liles Ms. Luisa Limon Ms. Melania Lopez Ms. Grace Lopez Ms. Yvonna M. Lucas Ms. Rachel Madrid Ms. Elisabeth Marquez Ms. Dawn Martin Mr. Carlos Martinez Mr. and Mrs. Barry McCarroll Mr. Matt McColgan Ms. Cynthia McDaniel

Mr. Lee McDougal Mr. Steven McIntyre Ms. Lisa M. R. Means Ms. Maria Del Pilar Medina Ms. Dawn Mello Ms. Yolanda R. Mendoza Mr. Kevin Mensen Ms. Alisha Mitchell Ms. Wanda Molton Ms. Heather S. Moon Ms. Tracy J. Moreno Ms. Monica Moreno Ms. Justine Morgan Mr. and Mrs. Douglas R. Morgenthaler Mr. and Mrs. Phil Morris Mr. Dave Morse Mr. Antonio V. Muga Ms. Stephanie Navarro Ms. Melissa Negrete Mr. Jay Nichols Mr. Tom Nightingale Mr. Mitchell Norton Miss Cynthia O’Neill Ms. Evelyn Y. Okamura Ms. Victoria Ostermann Ms. Paula Parham Ms. Heather Parsons-Nishioka Ms. Reshma Patel Mr. David Patterson Mr. and Mrs. Steven Payne Ms. Nannette C. Perez Ms. Patricia Perkins Ms. Judith Perry Ms. Juisa Powell Mr. Kim Prancevic Ms. Marilyn L. Pulgar Ms. Kyleigh Racine Rancho Cucamonga VIP Club - Senior Citizens of Rancho Ms. Evangelina Ramierz Mr. Keith Raymond Mr. John Remsing Ms. Julie R. Reyes Mrs. and Mr. Emily Reyes-Pearring Ms. Rhoda L. Rhoades Ms. Jeanetta L. Ringhofer Mr. Lawrence Rini Mr. Armando Rodriguez Ms. Anita Rodriquez Ms. Teresa Romero Ms. Sandra Rose Mr. and Mrs. Michael Rumbaugh Mr. Scott Runyan Ms. Patricia Russell Mr. Alfonso Salas Ms. Jesse Saldana San Bernardino County Counsel San Bernardino County Department of Public Works

Mr. and Mrs. David C. Sanchez Ms. Maria A. Santos Mr. Philip M. Savage Mr. Keven Savala Mr. Wayne Sayre Mr. J Schlaman Ms. Lisa Schmelzle Ms. Ann Servin Mr. Stanley Sewell Ms. Erin Sheehy Ms. Gloria Silva Miss Teresa Siok Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Smith Ms. Asusena Soren Mr. Tony Soto Ms. Linda G. Spencer Ms. Sue T. Stevens Mr. Robert Stockton Ms. Shannon Strain Mr. James Strong Jr. Ms. Calise S. Taylor Mr. Jeff Thom Jere Thrasher, Ed.D. Ms. Cheryl Timken Mr. Brian Tracy Ms. Sylvia Trujillo Ms. Kathy Turnbull Ms. Denise P. Turner Ms. Guadalupe Ulloa Ms. Lidia Uribe Ms. Dianne M. Vadnais Ms. Neha Vaghasia Mr. and Mrs. R.S. Vann Ms. Armando Velardez Ms. Jesus M. Vera-Garcia Ms. Isabel Vetrano Dr. Anne Viricel and Mr. RJ Viricel Ms. Julie S. Waite Ms. Shauna Walker-Dortch Ms. Michele M. Washington Ms. Irene C. Weaver Ms. Wendy L. Weixel Ms. Trina West Mr. Elven Whitchurch Mr. Jeff Wiens Mr. Tom Wigent Ms. Carla Williams Mr. James Williams Mr. Steve Williams Ms. Tracy Williams Mr. Robert D. Wilson Mr. Martin Worthington Ms. Marjgina Wulfestieg Mr. David Young Ms. Susan Zahn and Ms. Teresa Luna

In addition to honoring theose listed, we thank those who have given generously in the form of anonymous donations that make our mission possible. We strive to keep accurate records. If there is an error or omission, please contact us at 909.379.0000 or info@childrensfund.org. 5


In-Kind Donors July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021 DONORS $25,000+ DSV Solutions Forever 21 San Bernardino County Fire - Spark of Love Stani Corporation Ticket to Dream Foundation

$24,999 - $10,000 Ono Hawaiian BBQ West End Auxiliary

$9,999 - $5,000 San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Southern California News Group

$4,999 - $2,500 Ms. Gizel Aguirre Anonymous Arrowhead Credit Union Arrowhead Water CBD Living Century 21: Lois Lauer Realty Hell’s Angels Motorcycle Club Knots of Love Ms. Arline Nusskern The Purple Flamingo Art Project Ms. Marjie Russo

$2,499 - $1,000 Mr. Jesus Cardenas Mr. and Mrs. Bill Chant Child Care Resource Center Chuupas Dip Converse Consultants Crown Connect Mr. and Mrs. John Delfino Distribution Management Association Dolls Kill Gallagher’s Finishing Touch Engraving Garner Holt Production Golden Eagle Moving Mr. Glenn Goodstein

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Hideaway Golf Club Mr. Daniel Isham Kaiser Permanente Fontana Department of Pediatrics Ms. Sue Martinez Mr. Gary McBride Ms. Jennifer Mee Drs. Ciriaco and Teresa Pinedo Pmims Expeditors Inc. Pomona Valley Model Airplane Club Mrs. Jinnefer A. Razo, CPA, CGMA Roger Dunn Golf Shop The Honorable Janice Rutherford San Bernardino County Counsel San Bernardino County Department of Public Works San Bernardino County Information Services Department San Bernardino County Professional Fire Fighters Local 935 San Bernardino County Superior Court Sheriff’s Athletic Federation Ms. Grace Stewart Stockton Golf Stone Eagle Golf Club Tangram Interiors Mr. and Mrs. Mohammad Tehranchi Ms. Charlotte Walker Wiens Family Cellars Wood’s Tax Services

$999 - $500 Dr. and Mrs. Esteban Andryjowicz Aquinas High School Bonnes Meres Auxiliary Ms. Louise Brooks Mr. and Mrs. John Bullard Ms. Susan Buzza CSUSB Softball/Baseball Mr. Robert Deon Dollahan Elementary School FedEx Smart Post Glendora Florist Global Options - Online LLC Mrs. Bonnie Hanson JDI Distribution John Elway’s Crown Toyota

KABC-TV 7 (Glendale) Ms. Stacy Knox Loma Linda University Medical Center Mr. and Mrs. Bill Nietschmann Ms. Mandy Parton Red Hill Country Club San Bernardino County Auditor-Controller Mr. and Mrs. Walt Sellers Ms. Caroline Shearer Tech Data Logistics Mr. and Mrs. Steven Wilson

$499 - $250 Ms. Afra Al-Dowsari Ms. Michelle Allen Automotive Service Councils of California-Chapter 14 Ms. Doreen Condit Mr. Robert Deon The Diamond Center Ms. Nancy Franson Ms. Christina Loza Ms. Amy McInerny Ms. Margaret Moggia Mr. and Mrs. John Nehmens Ms. Meg Northart Omnitrans Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Palmer Project Boon Ms. Lori Pupka San Bernardino County Registar of Voters Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Shapiro Skin Perfect Medical Mr. Rudy Solano Ms. Trisha Terrell Toyota North American Parts Center Walter’s Automotive Group West Valley Water District Ms. Lourdes Witty Ms. Marjgina Wulfestieg

$249 - $100 Ms. Diana Acosta Ms. Christina Artavia Ms. Judy Bastock Mr. Jason Botello

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Brotchie Mr. Robert Campos Ms. Valerie Campos Ms. Debby Cherney The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Ms. Lynn Cirelli Columbiettes SFXC 9679 Mr. Matthew Coons Mr. and Mrs. Ralph S. Davis, Jr. Ms. Wanda Delgadillo Mr. and Mrs. Ron Drake Ms. Jennifer Drexel Mrs. Graciela Gonzalez Mr. Julius Hahn Ms. Kelly Hoffman Ms. Audra Hubbs-Knopp Jack’s Toy Shop Inc. Jersey Mike’s Mrs. Susie Kenison Ms. Ana Lugo Midpoint Bearing Ms. and Mr. Ann Morgan Ms. Jennifer Murillo Mrs. Bette J. Nichka Ontario Fury Dr. Kim Optometry Mr. Robert Page Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Rill Ms. Shelley Rocco Mr. Frank M. Rodriguez Rogers Anderson Malody & Scott, LLP Mr. Steven Sallenbach San Bernardino County Public Defenders Office Ms. Chancey Santiago Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Smith Upland FBLA Villalpando Jewelry Mrs. Barbara Williams


In Memorium Donors July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021 In Memory of Dennis Alvardo Ms. Dorothy N. Fierro

In Honor of Ellen Hamilton Barbara Shelley

In Memory of Charlene Betts Ms. Nancy N. Danninger

In Memory of Mary Ann Karl Ms. Isabel Vetrano

In Memory of Jack H. Brown Mr. and Mrs. Pete Koss

In Memory of Teresa Luna Ms. Susan Zahn and Ms. Teresa Luna

In Memory of Nadeem Farooqi Mr. and Mrs. Naseem Farooqi

In Memory of Klaus Pikschus Mr. and Ms. W. Bradley Rachielles

In Celebration of Nicholas Fisher Mr. and Ms. Paxton Gagnet

In Celebration of Genevieve Shaw Ms. Malina Shaw

In Memory of Denny Shorett Mr. and Mrs. George Clark Mr. Hector Fernandez Mr. and Mrs. Matthew A. Jordan Mr. and Mrs. Barry McCarroll Mr. Steven McIntyre Mr. and Mrs. Phil Morris Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Newcombe Printing Industries Association, Inc. of Southern California Mr. Philip M. Savage Mr. J Schlaman Mr. and Mrs. R.S. Vann In Memory of Frances K. Yeager Ms. Linda Naticchioni Ms. Sara Skrip

Last fiscal year*, Children’s Fund gave Support, Opportunity, and Hope to vulnerable children in our communities. More than

1,800+

More than

110,000 56,000 services were provided to children in need.

children received a gift at the holidays.

868

560+

children are sleeping in brand new beds with new bedding.

children received care for abuse or neglect at the Children’s Assessment Center. More than

children started the school year with new backpacks and school supplies.

241

foster, homeless, and other vulnerable youth received scholarships.

480

children received new clothing and hygiene products.

116

children were provided rental or utility assistance, keeping families entact.

None of this is possible without the Public/Private partnership with the County of San Bernardino, the Foundations who have awarded us grants, the businesses who share their profits with us, and generous individuals, like you, who ensure that children have what they need. Thank you for bringing us closer to our vision of a bright future for every child.

* July 2020-June 2021 Fiscal Year.

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UPCOMING EVENTS NOV

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Bonnes Meres Holiday Auction Wednesday, November 3 Redlands Country Club

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#GivingTuesday Tuesday, November 30

DEC

Celebration of Giving Toy Drive December 1-15

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West End English Tea Saturday, February 5

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COLLECTIVE GENEROSITY In a Pandemic Year, our Auxiliaries Excel This past year, during the COVID 19 pandemic, it was difficult to conduct in-person events, the main method of fundraising for the Bonnes Meres and West End Auxiliaries of Children’s Fund. But that didn’t stop the hardworking, dedicated ladies from finding a way to meet their goals. This past year, the Bonnes Meres Auxiliary, comprising of volunteers in the Redlands area, conducted a COVID Relief campaign, the highly anticipated Fall Auction online, and a drive-thru Birthday Luncheon that collectively yielded a generous $84,150 donation. The West End Auxiliary, whose membership lives in Claremont and the west end of the county, planned their second annual Virtual Run, Walk, Hike, the English Tea, a Garden Tour and Workshop, and an upscale yard sale they called ‘Found Treasures.” The success of these events, plus many smaller fundraisers, permitted the West End to donate $100,500 to Children’s Fund.

Bonnes Meres Auxiliary

Both Auxiliaries also worked diligently making tied blankets for children, yielding hundreds that we donated to local shelters and the Children’s Assessment Center. And the West End Auxiliary started the monthly Benevolence Drive, donating nearly $19,000 in in-kind donations such as books, snacks, sheets, blankets, and hygiene items to Children’s Fund. There is no denying that our Auxiliaries far exceeded their goals and goes to show that nothing can stop a dedicated group of volunteers, not even a world-wide pandemic.

For more information please visit www.bonnesmeres.org and www.westendauxiliary.org.

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Changing Futures | Children's Fund Summer 2021 Newsletter  

A quarterly publication of Children's Fund, San Bernardino County, CA

Changing Futures | Children's Fund Summer 2021 Newsletter  

A quarterly publication of Children's Fund, San Bernardino County, CA

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