Over the last year Golden Mailer has been blessed to partner with the HOPE program for local foster and homeless children in the East BayGolden Mailer had the unique experience this year to sponsor children from the local Mount Diablo Unified School District’s HOPE program. We have blogged in the past about the HOPE program, but here is a quick explanation of what they are all about: Last school year, the MDUSD HOPE program served 511 homeless children, grades K-12 and 151 foster youth. These are children living in shelters, cars, motels, and staying temporarily with friends in what they call “doubled up” and “tripled up” living arrangements. Most of us don’t see this or believe it is happening in places like Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, or Clayton, but it is.
As a local and family owned business, the employees at Golden Mailer agreed that volunteering would be best served in the local community…
There is nothing more important to the future of your community than providing inspiration and support to the young adults who will be running the local businesses, enforcing the law, operating on your loved ones and eventually raising the generation to follow. This is why we came together as a company to pull together resources and help provide holiday cheer to those that need it the most.
It doesn’t feel like there are many children living in homeless or poverty stricken situations in the East Bay, but there are. When we use the word “many” we simply mean that even one child is too many. My hat is off to everyone who did something this holiday season to help make a stranger’s holiday a little brighter. Dedication to Benevolence Programs is proven to give employees a more positive view of the company they work for and speak with a higher level of respect outside of work to friends, family and associates about management and company culture.