Immediate Response: Target Gift Card Drive
On November 17 and 18, we collected $25 and $50 Target gift cards at all of our campuses. These cards were hand delivered to Paradise residents through a local church partner in Chico. We are still accepting Target gift card donations through Friday, November 30. If you would like to participate, please drop off or mail the gift cards to our central offices at: 1111 University Dr. Menlo Park, CA 94025. Please mark the amount on the card so we can ensure each family gets $50.
Immediate Response: Delivering Supplies through Convoy of Hope
We are thrilled to partner with an organization that will match our funds to Convoy Of Hope, a faith-based, nonprofit that feeds children, including through disaster response. We are committing $40,000 you have already given towards missions and outreach, which will be doubled and turned into much-needed relief supplies like water, blankets, food, clothing, and school supplies for families affected in Paradise.
Long-term Response: Helping Families in Transition
We are working on identifying and partnering with a church community and a local school community. Through these communities, we can help individual families walk through their transitions, with the goal of helping maintain a sense of community through their church or school. While some families will rebuild and some will relocate, we will respond to the families’ needs as best as we can by providing support and community on the ground.
There may be other opportunities for us to participate in, as well. So stay tuned.
But for now, please participate as you can with these short and long-term initiatives. And please pray with us.