Benefitting Local Children and Teens
Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. – On Thursday, July 15, the Hope through Housing Foundation’s 2nd annual Beauty, Bubbles, and Bites fundraiser was held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Haven City Market in Rancho Cucamonga. The fundraiser was hosted by the Women of Hope, an affinity group of diverse, vibrant women who have championed Hope through Housing’s Building Bright Futures initiative, supporting afterschool programs, teen initiatives, and the Building Bright Futures Scholarship Fund. Launched in 2019, the Women of Hope now have more than 50 members, including elected officials, community leaders, and businesswomen, all committed to making a positive impact on the children living in their community. Nearly 45 thousand dollars were raised in support of Building Bright Futures.
“We were so honored to host a live event and network with our Women of Hope and their guests,” said Hope through Housing Director of Development Alyssa Cotter. “It has been an honor to work with this incredible group of women who are so passionate about making a difference in their community.”
This year’s Beauty, Bubbles, and Bites fundraiser included amazing silent auction items, opportunity drawings, and beauty and self-care samples and demonstrations. Native Son created a signature drink, the Bubbly Butterfly, for guests, which was quite popular.
“One of the best things about Beauty, Bubbles, and Bites is that it gives me an opportunity to invite people outside of Women of Hope to really experience Hope through Housing,” said Heather Parsons, Manager, Community Partnerships and Advancement, Equity, Outreach, and Communications at Chaffey College.
Guests of Beauty, Bubbles, and Bites had the opportunity to fill a backpack with school supplies and write “Hope Notes” of encouragement which were distributed to children living at the affordable housing community of Mountainside in Rancho Cucamonga. Guests helped fill over 40 backpacks.
“It’s one of the most beautiful events I’ve ever seen,” Heather said. “When they speak about the families and the impact, the new housing developments and the building bright futures scholarship program, you really can see that what Hope through Housing is doing is making a huge difference in the lives of others.”
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About Hope through Housing
Hope through Housing believes that affordable housing can be a platform for transformational change at the individual and neighborhood level. For more than 20 years, the Hope through Housing Foundation has provided more than 2 million hours of transformational social services helping children and teens achieve success, improving families’ financial well-being, and promoting seniors’ health and wellness. For more information on Hope through Housing, please visit www.hthf.org.
Building Bright Futures Initiative
Hope through Housing provides 30+ onsite afterschool programs within National CORE communities, providing a safe, nurturing afterschool environment when youth are most likely to get into trouble. Each program runs for at least three hours on weekdays, with a minimum of one hour of homework assistance for four days – resulting in more than 98,000 hours of homework assistance annually! We also ensure youth receive a healthy snack and participate in activities that promote academic enrichment, improve physical fitness, support violence prevention and character building, and offer exposure to college and career information.
Additionally, the Building Bright Futures initiative aims to expand on the success of Hope through Housing’s after-school programs by focusing on increasing college and career readiness for community youth through activities during after-school programs, school success celebrations, business leader presentations, college-prep workshops, and scholarship support. For more information, please visit www.hthf.org/what-we-do/building-bright-futures/.