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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 5, Issue 2

August 10, 2007



CHPHP Videos Now
Available Here!

Children Helping Poor and Homeless People is pleased to announce the ability for everyone to see videos about CHPHP and media articles about CHPHP through this website.
     To see CHPHP videos, just push the second button to the left, "CHPHP Videos," and click on the video you would like to see.
     To see articles about CHPHP, just push the third button to the left, "CHPHP in the Media."
     We thank Ken Pringle at Ken@kenpringle.com for setting up the CHPHP website five years ago, for his continuing help and for adding these new pages.
     We will be updating these pages as well as other pages in this website on an ongoing basis. Our hope is that everyone finds the information in this CHPHP website helpful.

CHPHP Thanks Donors
and Volunteers!

Children Helping Poor and Homeless People thanks all our donors and volunteers for your continuing support through which you are helping thousands of children and adults in need!
     We sincerely thank The Corday, Jr. Foundation, Joel Levy, CPA, Administrator, Days of Our Lives production staff, actors and crew, Mark Hamill and Family, the Dora Freedman Fund for People In Need, the Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program, the generous folks at International Business Management and Page, Jenkins Financial Services, Google Matching Gifts Program, Roll Giving, The Walter Mandell Group, schools, temples, churches, scout troops, young people, adults and families.
     We look forward to continuing our work together helping those least fortunate among us. Thank you!

Thanksgiving In A Box

Once again, CHPHP is preparing for its Thanksgiving In A Box Program! All those who would like to participate, please contact CHPHP by phone at (800) 333-4349 or (310) 840-4777.
     To donate a Thanksgiving In A Box, collect canned and packaged foods appropriate for the season and include a gift card valued at $15 or more from Ralph's or a major grocery store so that the recipient family can purchase the main course.
     Place each Thanksgiving In A Box feast plus gift card in a basket, box or bag. Please contact CHPHP to arrange for time and place of your delivery.
     Any number of Thanksgivings In A Box are welcome. The secret of the CHPHP Thanksgiving Program is that not only are the recipient families able to have a wonderful Thanksgiving feast, but they are also able to use the groceries and gift card purchased main course for an entire week!
     Please help provide a Thanksgiving feast to a family in need. Thank you!

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?  

"The 2007 California County Data Book" published by Children Now has found:

More than a quarter of the children in California live in Los Angeles County;

Fair market rent in Los Angeles County is $1,269 compared to the state-wide rate of $905;

Los Angeles County children who are in households three times the poverty level attend preschool or nursery school at twice the rate as children from households below the poverty level.

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
- Aristotle

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