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Nos Amis/Our Friends, Inc.
Children Helping Poor and
Homeless People (CHPHP)
2554 Lincoln Blvd., #522
Venice, CA 90291
Phone:  (310) 840-4777
Phone:  (800) 333-4349

CHPHP Newsletter

Volume 4, Issue 4

October 18, 2005



Gala To Feed The Hungry!

Unique, a lovely and creative junior at Palisades High School, sees hungry children and wants to help them. So, Unique has enlisted the help of her Mother, Benita, and together they have created this exciting gala, The Disco Club & Casino, a charity benefit for CHPHP which will take place on Saturday, November 5th, 8pm-12pm at 1977 Coldwater Canyon Dr., Beverly Hills!
     Please contact Benita at 310-466-0165 for more information, for tickets and to help in any way. Unique, Benita and CHPHP thank you in advance for your support!

Jackie Chan Helps, Too!

We sincerely thank Mr. Willie Chan, President and CEO of The JC Group, for this wonderful letter, dated September 20th.

Mr. Chan writes, "We are very impressed with the work you are doing through the Children Helping Poor and Homeless People program."
     Mr. Chan goes on to explain that "Jackie is very involved in charity work and constantly encourages others to reach out and help those less fortunate."
     Continuing, Mr. Chan writes, "It is nice to know that you are working in the United States for many of the same causes that Jackie works for here in Asia (and occasionally in the States as well!).
     Mr. Chan has signed his letter with the encouragement, "Keep up the good work..."
      We have invited Mr. Willie Chan, Jackie and all of The JC Group to our Gala, inspired by Unique, and discussed above. And we sincerely thank Mr. Willie Chan and Jackie Chan for all that they and The JC Group do for those in need.

In Memory of our Friend, Gary

CHPHP Volunteer Center

By Ellen
Our dream is to receive a donated building which will be a center for all of our volunteers to come and provide services for the poor and homeless people within our community.

Our unique center will be a collection place for clothes, food and other household items. Our volunteers will sort and place the items in our sorting wall, food pantry or thrift shop. Other volunteers will come and distribute the items to people in need within our community.

Our center will provide space for our mentoring, peer tutoring and literacy programs. Volunteers will work one on one with poor and homeless shelter children and will tutor them in school subjects.

Our center will schedule cultural programs such as concerts or performances by one of the schools/groups/individuals. The residents of homeless shelters will be invited to enjoy uplifting entertainment.

Our center will provide space for a library, law center, job finding center, audio visual room, arts and crafts room and nursery to be used by our volunteers and residents of homeless shelters.

Presently, there is no volunteer center where students, teachers and parents can come on any given day to help their community. Isn't it time we create one? We can't do this alone. Call or email us with your ideas and contributions. You can be part of this one of a kind experience.


Initiate...means to go about the initial steps in doing a task. Our task is to develop a volunteer center. Following are some practical steps you can take to make our center happen.

Corporate Sponsorship: A yearly grant for the startup and maintenance of the CHPHP Volunteer Center. Amount will go into a general fund or can be earmarked for any one of our programs:

Collection Programs include: Routes for Homeless People, Outreach Program for People in Need, Thrift Shop, Holiday Gift Basket Program, Animal Outreach Program.

Improvement Programs include: Mentoring, Arts and Crafts Program, Peer Tutoring Program, Peer Computer Training Program, Literacy Program, Job Tracking and Placement Program.

Cultural Programs include: Theater Program, Concert Program, Library, Law Center.

Small Business Profit Sharing: If you own a small business you can link your web site to ours. Our website will feature a section called Shop CHPHP. Our many volunteers can purchase your product or services and in turn you will donate a percentage of the item cost to CHPHP. Contact us at chphp@earthlink.net to discuss the possibilities.

Personal Event Fundraising: You can organize a yard sale, block yard sale, lemonade stand or bake sale in your neighborhood or school and donate profits to the start-up cost of our Volunteer Center. Contact us at chphp@earthlink.net to discuss the possibilities.

Donations can be earmarked for your particular interest or program. It's our hope that you will maintain your interest in that program and eventually be one of our volunteers making it happen in our Volunteer Center. Donations are tax deductible. If everyone does their part, our Volunteer Center will be built and together we can help poor and homeless children and adults.

Did You Know?  

California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) Food Insecurity Rates for Los Angeles County Service Planning Areas (SPAs)

Food insecurity: the lack of access to enough food to fully meet basic needs at all times due to lack of financial resources.

957,000 adults in Los Angeles County were food insecure in 2003.

CHPHP Note: No statistics are available about the food insecurity of children in Los Angeles County. In the experience of CHPHP, the number of children who are food insecure far exceeds the number of adults who are food insecure.

Never compare yourself with anybody else.
You are what you are.
Nobody is like you.
You are completely unique.
Nobody can act your part as you can.
-Paramahansa Yogananda

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