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Testimonials

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[av_testimonial_single src=’1094′ name=’Leanne Huebner’ subtitle=’Co-Founder, Minds Matter’ link=’https://mindsmatterla.org/site/’ linktext=’Minds Matter L.A.’]
“Hope So Bright’s Foundation is unique in its approach – offering much-needed financial assistance to nonprofits making a true difference in lives of children in need.”
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[av_testimonial_single src=’1096′ name=’Raman Sankar, MD, PhD’ subtitle=’Professor and Chief, UCLA School of Medicine’ link=” linktext=”]
“Caring for children and families struggling with epilepsy involves not only treating seizures with medications, but assisting them with other modes of treatment such as dietary therapies which require specialized infrastructure and staffing. Over a period, we typically spend far more time supporting the families outside the confines of the clinic, helping them through acute illnesses that complicate seizure management, and making adjustments to their medical and dietary regimens, as well as supporting them in the families’ efforts to obtain therapies and specialized educational support for their loved one with special needs.  The contribution of Hope So Bright to Callie’s Cause and, in turn, to the UCLA Pediatric Epilepsy Program is more than material – it lifts our spirits and validates our commitment to do all we can, and motivates us to research ways to continually expand the limits of what we can.  Thank you, Hope So Bright!”
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[av_testimonial_single src=’1097′ name=’Melanie M. Burzynski’ subtitle=’Executive Director of Development, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA’ link=’https://www.uclahealth.org/Mattel/Pages/about-mattel-childrens-hospital-ucla.aspx’ linktext=’Mattel Children’s Hospital’]
“Linda, Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your generous gift throughout Callie’s Cause. Your contribution will help our pediatric patients and their families through neurological research and clinical care.”
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[av_testimonial_single src=’1098′ name=’Ryan Addison’ subtitle=’Callie’s Cause’ link=’https://calliescause.org’ linktext=’Callie’s Cause’]
“We at Callie’s Cause are so grateful to Hope So Bright for their tremendous support. Callie’s Cause would not be where it is today without the continuous generosity from Hope So Bright. Callie’s Cause looks forward to the future relationship with Hope So Bright.”
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[av_testimonial_single src=’1099′ name=’Fortunate Kibombo’ subtitle=’Excel Children’s Care’ link=’https://www.facebook.com/fortunate.kibombo’ linktext=’Fortunate Kibombo’]
This is to Appreciate You, Our Friend Linda Sanders Of The Great Work And Support You Give The Needy Children Of Uganda At Excel School, We Received The Money You Sent To Us, And Managed To Buy Many Items To Children, Like Food, Firewood, Blankets, Mattresses, Jerycans, Cooking Oil, Maize Flower And Some School Uniforms! So Children Are Very Happy And Proud Of You, And The Community Is Also Happy .We Really Greatly Appreciate You The Good Job You’re Doing To Help And Support Orphan Children Of Uganda And The Golden Heart You Have, This Has Made A Great Impact For The Lives These Littles! Again Thank You To Use Your Two Hands To Change The World! I Conclude Saying That I am Looking Forward to Your Second Visit To Uganda. God Bless!
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[av_testimonial_single src=’1103′ name=’Jason Schlarb’ subtitle=” link=” linktext=”]
I am proud to represent Hope So Bright at the Marathon Des Sables race.  Helping children is certainly one of the most important things anyone can do in life and I am honored, inspired and humbled to represent Hope So Bright and their amazing cause.
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[av_testimonial_single src=’1100′ name=’Mike Wargo’ subtitle=’Chief Operating Officer, Hospice Foundation’ link=” linktext=”]
“We are so grateful for the generous support provided by Linda Sanders, and the Hope So Bright Foundation, as the lead sponsor for our Inaugural Road to Hope fundraising event in West Hollywood. The funds raised through that event support orphaned children in Uganda, who were the primary caregivers for their dying parents. With no one to care for — and no one left to care for them — the funds raised through this event are providing food, shelter, clothing and school fees for these children living all across Uganda as they work to rebuild their lives.”
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[av_testimonial_single src=’1095′ name=’Jonas & Rennee Corona’ subtitle=’Love in the Mirror’ link=’https://loveinthemirror.org/’ linktext=’Love in the Mirror’]
Dear Hope So Bright,

We would like to thank you for the generous grant you awarded Love in the Mirror in December of 2012. With the grant, we were able to purchase enough supplies to make 15 food baskets which were donated to families in need. The food will allow families of Precious Lamb Preschool, a school for homeless children, the extra help needed to get them through the long winter break and ensure the children have food to keep them healthy.

Furthermore, we were able to purchase 5,083 pairs of socks to bring us closer to our goal of 10,000 pairs of socks for our 4th Annual Sock Drive. The socks are being distributed to transitional centers like the Mary Bethune Transitional Center for Homeless Students, The Long Beach Rescue Mission, Precious Lamb, Children Today, Los Angeles Youth Network and many others.

The people we serve are in need of even the most basic items, you or I could not imagine living without. It is because of people like you that we can continue to reach out to these people in need and offer our support.

We greatly appreciate the generous support of Hope So Bright. Without this kind of assistance, we could not reach out to so many people in need and for that we are truly thankful.
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[av_testimonial_single src=’1101′ name=’Coach Cris Dobrosielski, CSCS, CPT, CHC, MT’ subtitle=’Head Strength and Conditioning Coach San Diego Canoe and Kayak Team’ link=” linktext=”]
Hope so Bright’s generous support of the San Diego Canoe Kayak and Paddle Sports Team is helping kids that otherwise could not afford the program. The support makes it possible for our student/athletes, with the help of a largely volunteer staff, develop self confidence, sportsmanship and lifelong health and fitness habits. Many of friendships and life skills developed by our young team members will last lifetime.

Linda’s commitment to “give till it helps” is changing lives one paddler at a time, and we are incredibly thankful.
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[av_testimonial_single src=’1926′ name=’Mr. Jose F. Torres’ subtitle=’Principal – Abraham Lincoln High School’ link=” linktext=”]
Dear Ms. Sanders,

On behalf of the Healthy Start Program and St. John’s Clinic at Lincoln High School, I want to thank you for your recent generous gift of 13 beautiful food baskets for our food distribution.

Without gifts from concerned people like you we could not provide such needed services for our children. Your help will facilitate our mission to improve the academic achievement and well-being of our young people.

Your gift went directly to help provide meals for needy families. We are able to do this because of people like you who believe in the work that we provide in the community.

Again, thank you for your continued dedication to the success of the families and children at Lincoln High School. Your gift is making a difference.
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