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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 6, Issue 1

March 19, 2008



A New, Totally Secure Way
To Help!

Donate Now -
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Thank you!

CHPHP asks for your donation so that we can continue to educate and involve young people and adults as we help children, women and men in need.

By clicking on the Donate button above, you will immediately be connected to the totally secure services of Paypal where you can donate to CHPHP using your major credit card.

Just fill in the amount of your donation in the "Price" column. The quantity should be 1.

Paypal will immediately make a receipt for your donation and you can print it out for your records.

Also, Paypal will immediately send you an email confirming your donation.

Further, by filling out the shipping information, CHPHP will "ship"/send you our tax-deductible receipt in the US mail for your donation with our sincere thanks to you!

Please note that if you would like to make your donation in honor of a person(s), we are delighted to send that person(s) a beautiful Gift Acknowledgement Card informing that person(s) that you have made a generous donation in the person(s) honor. Just email CHPHP at chphp@earthlink.net and indicate the person(s) you are honoring plus their mailing address, CHPHP will do the rest.

We hope that this new, totally secure, convenient way to donate to CHPHP will inspire everyone to help children and adults in need. Thank you!

Financial Support for CHPHP
and Canned Food Needed
for Children and Families, Including
Tent City, Ontario, CA

Many Thanks to Jake!

"Dear Friends and Family,

"For my Bar Mitzvah community service project I am collecting canned goods and change for an organization called Children Helping Poor and Homeless People (CHPHP).

"CHPHP involves young people and adults in direct hands-on projects to help people in need...

"The goal of CHPHP is to help end hunger, poverty and homelessness through education.

'When you come to my Bar Mitzvah, please help me by bringing a handful of change and/or at least one can of food.

"I'm hoping to make the lives of some homeless people better.

"Thank you so much, Jake"

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.

Thank You, Chloe!

"Dear Ron and Christine,

"Over the holidays, my seven year old daughter, Chloe, asked me if there was a way she could help the homeless people that she sees so often on our streets.

"We researched various organizations and shelters where she could participate directly, but none of these offered anything for kids her age.

"When she was about 4 years old, our family was out to dinner at the pier in Santa Monica and Chloe was staring out the window watching the homeless men and women on the beach.

'She was so upset by the fact that they didn't have a home and they were trying to find food from the transh cans that she began to cry.

"The other day she asked me if I remembered that dinner because she had made herself a promise that night to help those people when she got older.

"Then, with a big smile on her face, she said, 'See, Mommy, I kept my promise and I am helping them now.

"Your letter to Chloe's principal and teacher prompted them to lend their help as well...We have set up boxes in both the classroom and the lobby of the school and will be delivering another batch of toiletry bags to CHPHP in the next week or so.

"Thank you both and to all the volunteers at CHPHP for allowing children of all ages to help those less fortunate in the community.

"You have taught my daughter and many other children that they can make a difference in people's lives and have given them the resources to do so.

"Chloe asked if she could still help CHPHP when she grew up so I think we've begun a lifelong relationship with you all!

"Sincerely, Kelly"

Did You Know?  

"Policing Our Way Out Of Homelessness? The First Year of the Safer Cities Initiative On Skid Row" published by UCLA School of Law has reported:

21% of the homeless population in the City of Los Angeles is sheltered, compared to 57% for San Francisco, and more than 90% for Philadelphia, Denver, and New York City.

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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