How Can You Help?

If you’re looking for a fun and rewarding volunteer opportunity, then Grandma’s House of Hope could be a perfect fit for you! Consider one of these opportunities:

 

Volunteer Your Time
Be an Ambassador for GHH
Host a Fundraising Event For GHH
Host a Food Drive for our Nana’s Kidz program
Teach a Class at One of Our Shelter Locations
Donate Items
Intern at GHH
Join a Committee


Volunteer

GHH loves our volunteers! We’re always looking for enthusiastic people who want to help out, in whatever way they can. If you want to help at GHH, you almost certainly can! Get in touch with us using the contact form, and let us know what area(s) you are interested in helping with.

Talents that we are particularly looking for include:

  • Reception/Administrative Work (during normal business hours at our Santa Ana office)
  • Social Media
  • Graphic Design
  • Website Support

Throughout the year, GHH also recruits for volunteers to help at many out of outreach events. Some of these events include:

  • Nana’s Kidz food packings (monthly)
  • Nana’s Kidz summer outreach (August)
  • Safe Harvest (October)
  • Nana’s Kidz Christmas party (December)

Contact our office for upcoming events that GHH is involved in, or add yourself to our monthly e-newsletter to receive information about upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Be a GHH Ambassador
GHH is looking for personable, committed individuals who would like to help promote our organization and the services we offer. As a GHH ambassador, you will help spread awareness of GHH and the work we do within the community. Ambassadors will attend community events to share our vision and accomplishments of our organization with the public. If you have a winning smile and can donate a few hours a month to a great cause, please contact us about becoming a GHH ambassador. This is a great opportunity for friends or small groups to volunteer together. Training and materials will be provided.

Contact our office for more information regarding becoming a GHH ambassador.

Fundraising

Are you involved with a large group that would be willing to help GHH? Here are some ways groups and organizations have fundraised for GHH in the past:

  • Sell Uganda bead necklaces (provided by GHH)
  • Host a walkathon
  • Place a coin jar in the front desk/reception area (jars provided by GHH)
  • Host a dinner party for friends/family and inform them about GHH

Contact our office for more information regarding these fundraisers.

Food Drives

Though our Nana’s Kidz program, GHH feeds 160 kids with 616 meals a year–we’re always in need of food donations! Hosting a food drive for GHH is easy. Click here to learn more about hosting a food drive for GHH, along with some ideas to make it a fun experience for everyone involved.

Teach a Class at Our Shelters

Do you have special skills and/or a teaching background? Put them to use by teaching classes to the women in our transitional housing program. The ladies are always eager to learn new skills, and are always very appreciative of people taking the time to teach them these skills. All types of classes are welcome–from cooking to basic finance. Contact our office to discuss teaching a class.

If you’re computer-savvy, click here to learn more about volunteering with Hope Works!, our workforce development program that teaches basic computer skills, resume-building, and job search techniques.

Donations

Local vendors in Orange County: Our annual October luncheon, A Journey Through Hope and Healing, is looking for your products! For this year’s event, along with our usual silent and live auction items, we’d also like to provide an early holiday shopping opportunity to our guests. In particular, we’re looking for unique items created by Orange County locals–anything from handmade soaps, to unique art, or jewelry.

One thing that GHH loves are gift card donations (any type, any amount). One of the reasons gift cards are such a blessing to the women and children in our programs is that it offers them the rare gift of choice–to pick out something special just for them. In many cases our program participants have been deprived of the right to make choices for themselves. This is a simple act that goes a long way for self-empowerment!

GHH also accepts donations of gently used clothing, furniture, and linens. However, because we are a smaller organization, we don’t always have the need or storage space for some of these items. Please call ahead if you have any items to donate, and we will gladly let you know if we can use them, or refer you to another organization that can use your items instead.

For any type of donation, please contact our office to arrange a pick-up/drop-off time. All donations are tax-deductible, and you will receive a letter for your tax records.

Need some ideas about what to donate? View our Amazon.com Nana’s Kidz wishlist or HopeWorks! wishlist.

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Intern

Our internship program offers an enriching and rewarding experience to students looking to get experience. For more information on our internship program, click here.

Join a Committee

GHH is currently in the process of forming committees, consisting of board members and volunteers, that are interested in helping out with GHH in a closer capacity. For more information about joining one of our committees, contact our office.

Don’t see anything that you’re interested in, but still want to help? There are many other available opportunities. Feel free to contact our office, and we’ll be happy to provide additional suggestions. We’d love your help! GHH is highly appreciative of your support, in any way you can provide it.

GHH is always looking for monetary donations, in any amount that you can give. Even just a few dollars can help a child in need, or a women in crisis. Grandma’s House of Hope prides itself on maximizing the impact of every dollar we receive in donations. For instance:

  • $3,000 can help feed 10 motel children for an entire year OR provide 6 months shelter and support services for a homeless woman in crisis
  • $500 can provide a one month scholarship for shelter and support services for a homeless woman in crisis
  • $300 can provide 616 meals, a backpack with school supplies, shoes, and a haircut for one child in our Nana’s Kidz program