What we've been up to
2021 Toy Drive
Thanks to the great members of our community, the 2021 Toy Drive was a huge success. We donated 3 large boxes of toys to CHOC and were also able to bring gifts to 6 local warriors.
September is childhood cancer awareness month so we wanted to celebrate these children and let them know we are thinking of them. We took 50 packages to Children's Hospital of Orange County. 25 of them will go to the 5th floor oncology and 25 to outpatient infusion center.
Respect 90 Volunteer Spotlight
Says Joe Maddon: “The volunteers are the unsung heroes. Without them, none of our efforts occur.”
Cora's Crafts is the recipient of the April 2021 Volunteer Spotlight from the Respect 90 Foundation! The Respect 90 Foundation creates opportunities for children and families to develop championship attitudes through sports, academics and community involvement.
Joe and his wife, Jaye, are bright lights among the darkness and have been shining their light on those that have become invisible to the rest of society. The Maddons have been spreading smiles and kindness in all the places they call home through programs that are enriching the lives of the families in their communities.
Rick Vaughn is the Executive Director at the Respect 90 Foundation. Rick wrote a heartwarming story about Cora and her mission. He has been so kind and such a joy to work with!
Please follow this link to read Rick's story about Cora and donate to the Respect 90 Foundation! https://www.respect90.org/
Youth Helping Youth
We have had help on many exciting projects!
A very special thank you to one of our local kindergarten classes who helped make necklaces that were sent all the way to Florida. We sent these to two different facilities who in turn hand them out to the children.
Glory To God and Kids Miracle Steps are both Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care facilities providing services for the medically fragile pediatric population (from birth to 21 years of age). They offer a variety of supportive services for children and their families.
Thank you to some very special high school students we met through Instagram! They are seeking to raise awareness for cancer and other health conditions affecting children across the nation. We were happy to have them volunteer hours towards making children smile. We sent them the materials and then had a virtual beading party on Zoom. It was so much fun! They made necklaces that we are giving to nurses at Children's Hospital Orange County who can pass them out to their patients. Please click their logo and visit them on Instagram to support these great future leaders!