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April 25, 2011

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April 25, 2011

My name is Pam Parker. I live in Omaha, Ne. I just watched Homeless: The
Motel Kids of Orange County. What an eye opener for all of us who are so
truly blessed. Project Hope School is a blessing for these children. A safe place for them to go to everyday and receive an education that
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help them grow and become educated adults and responsible for themselves one day. I sit here in Nebraska and see a lot of poverty around the US and it saddens me to know that yes I can and will donate to help but to loose our teachers who are so patient with the children and excited to help them learn are loosing their jobs, what a shame...God Bless to them all.

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March 10, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
March 10, 2011

Project Hope is a great non-profit organization to help underprivelaged children receive care, education, free meals, a proper place to socialize and space to grow. They don't have a stable place to call home, but they have a stable place to look foward to with no violence. I encourage places like this to be everywhere. I live in OC and I may not be considered "wealthy" but I am blessed and my heart goes to children who deserve a stable home.

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happier childrem

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have more locations.

February 25, 2011

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February 25, 2011

I've had the opportunity to spend quite a bit of time on the campus and get to know some staff members quite well. Their passion and drive to work with vulnerable and at risk youth is beautiful to witness up close. They go above and beyond in service to their students. They spend time in the community and are shining examples of collaboration and the impact it can have in tangible ways in the lives of the population they serve.

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My involvement with several organizations in Orange County's Homeless Service Providers Forum, my first hand involvement with the organization and the documentary that highlighted them.

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Spend more time telling stories of all of the amazing impact they are having in families lives so more people would get involved.

February 22, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 22, 2011

I have had the opportunity to work with the staff and students at
Project Hope School over the past 10 years and have found the organization to be not only beneficial to the students, but to those of us who have been fortunate to participate with this great school. There is an obvious sense of
purpose on the campus; students and faculty
work together to provide a safe learning (and social) environment.
The students are motivated and active - the faculty is supportive
and truly concerned for the well being of the students.

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It's always inspiring to see the students participating in the city-wide track and field games. Although this school doesn't have a track (or a field, for that matter), these kids are not afraid to give it a try - and they do quite well, I'm happy to say!

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February 22, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 22, 2011

Project HOPE School Foundation is an amazing organization that helps better the lives of some of the many homeless children in Orange County. They are the backbone to Project HOPE School. I have volunteered at several events and truely believe in giving HOPE.

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that I have seen what they have been able to establish with the support from donors and sponsors.

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do nothing but tell them to reach higher! They need to aim high to recieve great rewards.

February 21, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 21, 2011

I had a first hand experience with the Project Hope School when a team member at my work suggested that we get involved. I worked directly with Pam. From the beginning, we were amazed at the resources provided to these children.

#1 - The diversity in edcuational opportunities is
outstanding. Among the many volunteers that contribute their time and energy to these students are highly educated instructors, artists and teachers.

#2 - the stability that is provided to these children is very effective in child development. Having a family that is unsure of their changes in living arrangements from month to month can be devastating to a child, but with the consistency that Project Hope Provides, and the reliable method of communication to and from school, these children actually have a fighting chance of recovering from difficult situations beyond their control.

#3 - the integrity behind the staff and their hope, passion and dedication to this children is genuine. Their hearts are in it! They love and care for these children, just because.

Volunteering is EASY - Just providing canned food or non-perishables is a big help. We saw small donations come together and make an enormous impact. . . just like Stone Soup! :o)

These families are given hope for their children and that gives these parents the strength to go out and work another day as they strive to recover from their circumstances.

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being blessed by knowing that they exist.

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Find a way to generate more funds, awareness, resources. They need consistent volunteers that can help out. They need more able-bodied people to come and help. I live 45 minutes away and it is very difficult to make it to Project Hope on a regular basis. I would also vote accordingly to ensure that local and federal acts do not negatively impact this organization. As wonderful as the intent was behind "No Child Left Behind" it did not have a positive impact on this organization.

February 21, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 21, 2011

I have been involved with Project Hope school since 1990 when the Rotary Club I belonged to asked me to help with a project. This project ......taking the children Christmas shopping for their family members was started in 1989. I have been the chair person on this project ever since that first day of involved. I have really gooten to know the students and the staff. This school is a contant place for the children, they have one on one relationships developing wuith the staff in their often world of chaos.
Every year the Rotarians look forward to taking these families shopping. This project pulls more volunteers than any other Rotary project and has one of the largest budgets. Needless to say, the Orange Roatary loves Hope School and stands behind them in any waty we can

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I have been involved with this organization for 12 years. I have seen the school grow double digit numbers. I have seen happy, smiling children learn and thrive.

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none.

February 21, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 21, 2011

I first learned of Project HOPE when I watched the documentary that aired on HBO regarding the Kids of Orange Couty. I was so deeply touched that I literally called Project HOPE and gave wonderful compliments in the work they are trying to provide for thede homeless families. I was so moved by the documentary that I tried to get information on adopting one of the families but by then they were no longer at the center.
I can't tell you how much they have touched me and being latina from Michigan it gives me such pleasure to know thatsomeone cares. I am so proud and thankful for the wonderful things Project HOPE is doing and hope that everyone pitches in to do their share.
They give families hope for their future who are in circumstances that are out of their control. Thank you Project HOPE and keep up the good work!

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February 11, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 11, 2011

I just learned about Project Hope School after viewing an HBO documentary called "Homeless: The Motel Kids of Orange County". This school is offering the most valuable tool these children can use to give themselves a better future. An education is probably the only thing these kids can count on, and this school is providing an excellent one. I encourage more members of the general public to watch the documentary and learn more about the service this school is providing

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viewing a documentary titled "Homeless: The motel kids of Orange County"

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Hire more teachers, to limit class size by grade

February 7, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 7, 2011

I am a Project HOPE School parent. I first enrolled my three children at HOPE when we were living in a homeless shelter in Anaheim in 2005-06. I worked in Orange and didn't know where we would end up living. I was so excited to find a school that would provide transportation to and from school and free afterschool childcare as well. It was a lifesaver for us. I still have one child enrolled at Project HOPE.

Project HOPE School wouldn't exist without the Project HOPE School Foundation, which raises money for transportation, a music program, and field trips. If it weren't for Project HOPE, many homeless and motel families just wouldn't enroll their children in school. When we moved from the shelter to Garden Grove, then to Tustin, then to Costa Mesa, and now in Westminster, Project HOPE made sure my kids could stll get to school and afterschool programs.

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providing a safe, stable place for my kids to attend school and afterschool programs, no matter where we moved.

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Give them more teachers and a new location.

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