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H.E.L.P., Inc. Showcases the December 2018 Event Which Benefited Our Food Pantry and Two Other Non-Profits

The spectacular 13th Annual Christmas Tree Festival. This is a three-day event  in early December, beginning with a Wednesday Wassail party and culminating with a Friday and Saturday sit-down  tea lunch. Hosted by St. Mary's Guild of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Beaumont, CA., the festival's net proceeds totalled $15,000. HELP, along with Carol's Kitchen and Table of Plenty are the grateful recipients.

Eleven beautifully decorated Christmas trees which were won by a drawing at the end of the Tree Festival event.

Enjoying the Wassail Party (left to right): Board member, Janis Sheek; H.E.L.P.'s president, Al Silva and wife, Mrs. Silva.

Winning the Table-Top, fully decorated tree offered during the Wassail Party is H.E.L.P. volunteer, Jack Offerdahl.

The delicious tea menu was served by volunteers from the three non-profits, recipients of the proceeds.

H.E.L.P. Board member, Nancy Guthrie, also a member of St. Stephen's Church, enjoys lunch with Connie Froehle and Linda Massey, decorators of H.E.L.P.'s Christmas tree.

The Board of St. Mary's Guild presents the $5,000 check to H.E.L.P., Inc. Board member, Nancy Guthrie.

Thanks, USDA!

Every month, USDA delivers pallets of food to H.E.L.P.'s warehouse. Currently, the data base registers 1,550 clients who have been approved to receive a monthly basket of food. The warehouse volunteers work hard and efficiently to make room for the delivery. Thanks USDA! And, thanks to our volunteers!!

H.E.L.P., Inc. Given Space at Red Barn Antique Mall in Beaumont


H.E.L.P., Inc. was generously given a space at the Red Barn Antique Mall, 502 W. 6th Street, Beaumont. Check it out for antiques and collectibles we will be placing there.

Do You Have Three Hours A Week To Give At Our Non-Profit Agency In Banning?


Openings for volunteers are in the Warehouse, Thrift Store and the Front Office, using a computer.

The shift times are: 9am – Noon and Noon – 3:00pm.

For more information, please phone 951-922-2305 and ask for Bruce, or Nancy.

(You must be 18 or over and not be a current client.)

To fill out a H.E.L.P., Inc. Volunteer Application click here.


Procedure and Qualifications for Assistance with Electric Bill



Comments from Board President, Al Silva


The ongoing support of individuals, churches, and businesses allow H.E.L.P., Inc. to continue providing food and services to qualifying low income families. Donations to the thrift store are also an important component. From sales, the store contributes to the financial base while, at the same time, providing the community with a place to shop and save! Thank you to everyone who has, and continues to partner with us. Know your kindness and generosity provides a beacon of hope to those less fortunate!


H.E.L.P. Inc. is an interdenominational non-profit charitable corporation, under IRS Section 501(c)(3). Thank you for your generous support and donations to our Food Pantry and Thrift Store.