Friends of the Badge Luncheon
San Diego Charity News for July 18
San Diego Police Foundation Friends of the Badge
The San Diego Police Foundation’s 16th Annual Friends of the Badge luncheon was held on June 22 at the Convention Center. A total of $145,000 was raised to support the mission of the Foundation: funding needed equipment and training as well as impactful outreach programs to enhance police-community relations. Mayor Kevin Faulconer addressed the crowd, emphasizing support for police, and Chief of Police Shelley Zimmerman. A highlight of the gathering was the unveiling of artwork by Michael Ray Johnson, Jr., that illustrates the impact of community-oriented policing.
Bridgepoint Education and its employees generated $241,347 for United Way as part of the company’s 2016 United Way Workplace Giving Campaign. Funds were raised through several different initiatives at all three Bridgepoint’s locations: Denver, Chicago and Clinton, Iowa.
“Bridgepoint Education and its employees take pride in giving back to the community with the United Way campaign,” said Dr. Richard Pattenaude, Ashford University president emeritus and United Way campaign champion. “The strong response we received during the campaign is a great example of how much Bridgepoint employees care and support those in need.”
Reno Contracting teamed up with Mighty 1090 AM/Padres Network to donate $100 to Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station for every home run during home games of San Diego Padres. All funds go toward providing critical quality-of-life items, support services and transitional housing to injured veterans in the San Diego area. To date, the total donated is over $10,000.
Center for Community Solutions received $50,000 in funding from Raliance, a collaborative initiative dedicated to ending sexual violence. The grant will go toward provision of Teen Relationship Violence Prevention Education to youth in San Diego County’s juvenile detention and juvenile rehabilitation facilities. Raliance was recently founded by three leading sexual violence prevention organizations – the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault-PreventConnect, and the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence.
Swing for Seniors Guardians Planning Committee
Guardians of San Diego are presenting the 25th annual Golf and Tennis Tournament, “Take a Swing for Seniors,” on July 25 at Del Mar Country Club. The event is presented by The William Gumpert Foundation. All proceeds benefit the charitable care program at Seacrest Village Retirement Communities for current and future residents who have depleted their financial resources and have no where else to turn for housing and healthcare.
On July 13 Habitat for Humanity and Realty Income Corporation joined together to revitalize the Imperial Beach Community. Realty Income donated $100,000 and 120 volunteers to repair homes for families in need of improved housing. In addition to its new construction programs, HFH provides Neighborhood Revitalization services, a program that allows many more families to be served. The mission is possible through the financial and volunteer support of partners like Realty Income.
Motorola Solutions Foundation awarded a $40,000 grant to Workshops For Warriors as part of the Innovation Generation Grant program, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, Inc. The Innovation Generation program provides awards to organizations, such as WFW, which foster and support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) initiatives for teachers and students.
Hazard Center and the Helen Woodward Animal Center is hosting the 4th Annual PAWmicon, a Comic-Con themed costume contest/fashion show for heroic dogs, on July 23. Proceeds will benefit orphan pets and programs at Helen Woodward.
Habitat for Humanity and Home depot
Volunteers from the San Marcos Home Depot store worked on the home of Randy and Doreen Aguas, a U.S. Army veteran, in Oceanside on July 8. Volunteers from Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associate-led volunteer force, painted the exterior of the home. The funding from The Home Depot Foundation was used to purchase building materials to install a new roof, a garage door, the replacement of rotted wood, and various health and safety upgrades.
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