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Thank you to all the Organizations and Individuals who gave their time to benefit H.E.L.P., Inc. during October, November and December 2017.
October - Cabazon Outlets' Annual Fundraiser Held for Participating Non-Profits
H.E.L.P., Inc. participated in the October 2017 event and enjoyed a fun Saturday of camaraderie with many guests also joining in the fundraising. The taco food truck provided a great lunch and the afternoon music was delightful, plus lots of shopping with deep discounts in the stores and gifts cards to be won with the tickets we purchased. Thanks to Outlets’ Manager, April Gallup, and her great team for supporting our agency and the nine other non-profits who participated.
Team from H.E.L.P. working their shift.
(left to right) Karen Hoferer, Myra Toles and Nancy Guthrie
Spotted taking a break from shopping at the Cabazon Outlets' Fundraiser was H.E.L.P. volunteer, Christa Plesinger, along with her family.
November - Organ Concert Fundraiser
Always a delightful afternoon is the Saturday Organ Concert at Grace Lutheran Church in Banning benefitting our Food Pantry. This year the celebrated organist was Charles Raasch. He was accompanied by harpist Gretchen Sheetz. The program was an excellent selection of music.
Pictured Right: Organist Charles Raasch, H.E.L.P., Inc. President Al Silva and Harpist Gretchen Sheetz.
November - Laura May Stewart Foundation Gift
The Laura May Stewart Foundation presentation took place in November. H.E.L.P., Inc. was a grateful recipient.
Pictured Left: H.E.L.P., Inc. Board Members Al Silva and Nancy Guthrie along with Laura May Stewart Foundation members
Beautiful Christmas Trees.
Connie Froehle & Linda Massey
December - 12th Annual Christmas Tree Festival
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Beaumont, held their 12th Annual Christmas Tree Festival. This is a lovely three-day event which benefitted H.E.L.P., Inc. and two other agencies. Beautifully decorated Christmas trees adorned the parish hall and were raffled off at the end of the event which included two days of formal tea lunches. Thank you St. Stephen’s! Thank you also to Connie Froehle and Linda Massey. These two creative ladies decorated the beautiful tree donated by H.E.L.P., Inc.
December - Volunteers' Christmas Dinner Party
The Volunteer Christmas Dinner Party was a great success. This is a special time to thank the 100 volunteers who give of their time either working in the Warehouse, Thrift Store or Front Office Intake Desks.
During the evening Board Member Bruce Kuhn presented the owner of Donut De-Lite, Pedro Juarez, with a plaque of thanks for his support to the Food Pantry.
Our wonderful volunteers enjoying a
delicious Christmas dinner.
Presentation to Donut
De-Lite's Pedro Juarez
December - New Balance Factory Store Employees Volunteer at H.E.L.P., Inc.
The New Balance Factory Store at Cabazon Outlets gave back to our non-profit by sending some of their employees to volunteer during the busy holiday season. Thank you, New Balance/Cabazon Outlets, for being such a big help working shifts in the busy warehouse.
Pictured Left: New Balance/Cabazon Outlets ladies helping in H.E.L.P., Inc.'s Warehouse.
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.