Since 1969, PBS’ “Sesame Street” has been teaching children their ABCs and 1-2- 3s through their educational and cultural programming. But just last week, the show tackled a deeper subject that no child should have to understand. Homelessness.
A recent article in The Daily Pilot by B.W. Cook highlights SPIN’s work in Orange County, calling attention to SPIN’s success in placing 517 Orange County adults and children in our housing program last year.
This grant will assist homeless and low-income single women and their children with housing.
Two of SPIN’s avid supporters and longtime donors, Keith and Florence Smith, were recently featured in the Daily Pilot. Click through to read the article.
Last year, SPIN joined forces with the Melinda Hoag Smith Center for Healthy Living to help provide housing and other vital services to families in need in Orange County. The center recently featured SPIN in their Heart of Hoag newsletter. Read the article here.
SPIN received a generous grant from Bank of America to help provide housing opportunities and support services for Orange County families in need.
A special thanks to one of our newest donors, Umpqua Bank! We are so grateful for your generous donation to SPIN. In addition to donating, the team at Umpqua plans to help volunteer with SPIN as well. We are thrilled to have their support!
In honor of National Volunteer Week, we want to congratulate SPIN’s 2018 Volunteer of the Year, Stephanie Hopkins, director of Christian Service at Mater Dei High School.
For over 12 years, she has gone above and beyond to come alongside SPIN in support of our community, including frequently bringing students to volunteer for SPIN. From hosting school food drives and hygiene drives, to adopting families for the holidays, to weekly sack meal preparation and distribution, SPIN can count on Stephanie and the Mater Dei students to provide much-needed items and assistance for homeless individuals and families in Orange County.
Stephanie is a model of what it means to give back, and countless homeless families have benefitted from her commitment to serving our community. We are thrilled to name her our 2018 Volunteer of the Year. Thank you, Stephanie!