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Alpine “CHRISTMAS GIFT BAG DRIVE” – Drop Off Your Donations at These Local Businesses!

2017 Marks our 19th year supporting churches, community centers and other charity drives. We are one of the few San Diego County Drives that donates 100% of all donations back to the community! Thank you San Diego! “Good people count their blessings, while exceptional people share their blessings.” – Jeff Campbell, Founder

 

Each year our efforts are instrumental in helping many families eat complete meals. We clothed babies, provided games for underprivileged children, brokered donations to civic organizations and provided goods so churches could continue their outreach and assistance programs.  We gave support to military families and community centers for Christmas programs.

The Numbers – Over the past 18 years, hundreds of unpaid volunteers have helped pass out over 110,000 bags door to door.

 

How do we distribute ?

Simple: we give to churches, community centers, and outreach centers. All food stays local and new toys and toiletries are given to the Polinsky Center who serves the entire county. This year we will also take a bundle to fire victims in San Diego County. When we hear of people in need, we direct them to one of the charities that we support. Have a question? Pickup or Drop-off? Call 619-445-3322or email Jeff Campbell at myfavoriterealtor@yahoo.com

For more info please visit our website at GiftBagDrive.com

Donation drop-off locations in Alpine

Ace Hardware
1347 Tavern Rd #C
Alpine, CA 91901

 

Alpine Mtn Empire Chamber of Commerce
1620 Alpine Blvd #208
Alpine, CA 91901

 

Alpine Sun
2144 Alpine Blvd
Alpine, CA 91901

 

Alpine Postal Annex
2710 Alpine Blvd #K
Alpine, CA 91901

Barons Market
1347 Tavern Rd
Alpine, CA 91901

 

Biker Shack
2109 Alpine Blvd
Alpine, CA 91901

 

Edwards Jones
1730 Alpine Blvd #107
Alpine, CA 91901

 

Jeff Campbell & Associates
1935 Alpine Boulevard, Suite A
Alpine, CA 91901

 

 

 

DRIVERS NEEDED to Deliver Thanksgiving Meals to Alpine SENIORS

DRIVERS NEEDED to deliver Thanksgiving meals from the Alpine Community Center to Seniors in the Alpine area on November 23, 2017 between 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Please call (619) 445-7330 to be a volunteer driver by November 1, 2017 or email Cindi Robertson cindi@alpinecommunitycenter.com

SIA “Live Your Dream” $1500 Cash Award for Women Wage Earners – Apply TODAY!

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October 2017 – The SIA  Live Your Dream $1500 Cash Award application deadline is less than one month away. (November 15)

The Live Your Dream Award is Soroptimist International of Alpine’s major program. The award provides women who serve as the primary wage earners for their families with the financial resources to offset costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education or additional skills and training. The award can be used for tuition, books, childcare, carfare or any other education-related expense. While the $1500 cash award is incredibly helpful, Soroptimist Live Your Dream Award recipients say that confidence and support they receive is equally meaningful.

As a global organization that works to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment, Soroptimist believes in helping women to live their dreams by providing them with the resources they need to change their lives.

We also believe that when you help a woman, you also help her family, the community, and the world. Despite the enormous progress that women have made, they still suffer disproportionately from poverty, illiteracy, violence and discrimination. As women, we feel uniquely qualified to reach out to women the world over.

Maybe you know a woman who might be deserving of a Live Your Dream Award. Or maybe you work for an agency or a college whose constituents would be interested in this program.

I urge you to contact us or to send these women our way. Contact Linda Evans , Alpine Soroptimist Live Your Dream Chair,  levans@cox.net,  for qualifications or more information go to sialpine.org.  Applications are due by November 15th, 2017

 

Entire application can be completed on line  http://www.soroptimist.org/awards/apply.html  and printed out , then submitted to SIAlpine Attention :    Linda at 1572 Suncrest Vista Lane, Alpine, CA  91901

DONATIONS BEING ACCEPTED IN ALPINE FOR TEXAS FLOOD RELIEF

 

DONATIONS BEING ACCEPTED IN ALPINE FOR TEXAS FLOOD RELIEF

August 31, 2017 Alpine Ca 91901

Cody Johnson with CSJ Equipment in Alpine is taking a tractor trailer to Texas to assist the flood victims.

So far he has received donations from Feed America (30 pallets of food, 300 bales of hay from Triple I Press in El Centro, $500.00 from Mountain Material to help with transportation costs.

There is a donation site set up at 1117 Tavern Road (MOUNTAIN MATERIALS) accepting items of:

  • Toiletries- Toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, shampoo, razors, lotion etc.
  • Clothing – Adult, kids and baby
  • Blankets
  • Baby Items – Diapers, wipes, formula, blankets, clothing

Cody will be leaving Saturday, September 2, 2017. Donations will accepted up until 11am on Saturday.

Time to HELP AGAIN Alpine!! Clean out your closets and cupboards!!

Thanks to those of you who have already donated!!

For additional information please contact Cody Johnson at 619-823-4315 and I will be there to meet you any hours of the night!

 

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12 Year Old Alpine Girl is in Desperate Search of a Kidney

Local Alpine girl, 12 year old Kassidy Thomas is in desperate search of a Kidney. She’s having both her kidneys removed this coming Thursday (August 3, 2017) Check out her Facebook page here:  Www.facebook.com/kidneyforkass

Below is a message from Kassidy’s Parents:

In May of 2012, at a routine doctor’s appointment for our 8 year old daughter, our lives were changed forever.  Extra tests were ordered, and shortly thereafter, our sweet daughter, Kassidy, was diagnosed with Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis, commonly known as FSGS.

This disease scars the kidneys, which leads to permanent kidney damage and eventual complete failure of the kidneys. Kassidy is now in “end stage kidney failure.”  That means her kidneys no longer function.  She receives in-home dialysis for 9 hours every night while she sleeps. She is having surgery in August to have her kidneys removed as they are now causing more damage than good.

This is a huge surgery and causes a multitude of side effects.  Including possible Hemo dialysis which would mean that she would have to have a pic placed in her heart and receive dialysis at Rady Children’s hospital 3 times a week, 5 hours a day for at least 6 weeks.

We desperately need a new kidney for Kassidy.  We are seeking donors that are A or O blood type, with A+ being the best; who are between the ages of 18 and 55, and who are in good health.  It’s a simple blood draw to determine your blood type and possible match. Our insurance pays for the testing and the donor surgery if that becomes possible.  With a new kidney, Kassidy will be off of dialysis, and will once again be able to lead a normal life.

Please contact the Transplant Coordinator at Rady Children’s Hospital for more information: Kyla — (858) 966-4093.

UPDATE 8-14-17 By Angela Brookshire (Alpine Community Network Director) Hi everyone! I know many of you have called Rady’s to see if you can be tested to see if you are a match for Kassidy and are are frustrated because you called as long as 10 days ago and havent heard anything back…. I contacted Kassidy’s Mom about this and this is what she told me …… “This is Dawn, Kassidy’s mom. Please understand that Rady’s has NEVER before see this kind of response to a child in need of a kidney. They are overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and kindness for our sweet Kassidy. Kassidy’s doctor is now involved and assures me that things will get moving better in the days to come. There is a lot of red tape they need to get through. So please hold tight and know that I/we are doing the best we can to get phone calls answered. Don’t give up! We (my family) is on this and are trying to get things worked out❤️”

 

If you are unable to donate a kidney, please explore the option of making a donation to NephCure Kidney International at www.nephcure.org. This is the only organization committed to support, research, and finding a cure for the debilitating kidney diseases of FSGS and Nephrotic Syndrome. If you are able to make a donation, please make it in Kassidy’s name (Kassidy Thomas).  Thank you!

We sincerely thank you all! Much Love, Kassidy, Kippy & Dawn (her mom and dad)

Also – This Sunday (August 6) a bunch of us are also getting together to decorate alpine green and purple (kidney disease awareness color and her favorite color) we’re meeting at 8:30 am in the parking lot behind Alpine Dance School. Hoping to get the whole town decorated with a focus on Tavern since that’s the road she’ll travel home on.

 

 

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Goodbye to Cancer! Bring Your Donations to Dana’s Boutique!

Good-Bye Cancer! Hats, Scarves, Necklaces & Earrings Ongoing Collection Drive

This is an ongoing campaign for men, women and children! As a recent breast cancer survivor, I strive to make the journey easier for others. You are invited to join me in collecting clean/new HATS, SCARVES, NECKLACES, and NEW EARRINGS. At a time when patients feel unhealthy and unattractive, these things can give a much needed boost in appearance and attitude, not to mention warmth on a now hairless head. I want items to pay-it-forward and put smiles on the faces of patients who are undergoing chemo and radiation treatments at Grossmont Hospital. You can bring your donations to Dana’s Boutique in Alpine, located at 2271 Alpine Blvd., #E  Alpine Ca 91901. (619) 722-6785.  For more info contact Terri Repetto at 619-348-5122 / 484-225-7344 (text) or email terrilovessdhomes@gmail.com

“KYLE’S JOURNEY” Fundraiser Event at The Casino Inn – July 22, 2017

We are having a fundraiser at the Casino Inn for our bar manager’s nephew. The Fundraiser is on Saturday, July 22 from 2 to 6pm. We will have a raffle, dunk tank, food, live music and a cash bar. We are also still looking for any donations we can get for our raffle! The Casino Inn is located at 1155 Alpine Blvd. Alpine Ca 91901. (619) 445-9581 For additional info please contact Trish EMAIL HERE

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Memorial Fund Set Up for Family of Alpine Resident Kyle Cleavenger

Source: Go Fund me

“Sadly, we have lost another close and dear friend too early.  Kyle Cleavenger, our fun-loving friend  suddenly and tragically died on Saturday afternoon, May 27, 2017 at the river while celebrating another typical Memorial Day weekend.

Kyle and Andrea and their 2 children just finished dinner, and as they departed the restaurant, he unexpectedly was stricken with a fatal heart attack.  Aggressive efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.

We all know Kyle was one of the happiest people anyone could ever know.  He was always laughing and joking with everyone. Everyone that came into contact with him instantly enjoyed his presence.  He was always ready to crack a joke or sting someone with his piercing wit.  Kyle was a one-in-a-million kind of person.

Thankfully, Kyle has left us all with fond memories. But tragically, he also left behind his family to grieve and somehow go forward.  He and his loving wife Andrea were “buddies”, always together. Andrea and their 2 children, Brittnee and Shayne, are faced with this terrible loss and must somehow live on. Kyle was a wonderful husband, father, son, brother and friend.  Kyle, Andrea, Brittnee and Shayne were a close foursome, who now must somehow find the strength and wisdom to go on without Kyle.

How can we help?  What can we do in this terrible time in the loss of the “leader-of-the-pack”?

We can all share in taking food, drinks, love and support.  But Kyle’s family will be faced with many hard decisions, both immediate and long term.  It’s almost unbearable to make such decisions while suffering this loss.  There will be immediate financial demands on Andrea, Brittnee and Shayne.  Financial demands have already started.  We can help.

I am asking for your direct financial help in this Go Fund me account set up for Andrea.  I am sure Andrea values the love and support we give her, but let’s add to that love and support through a Go Fund Me campaign to help Kyle’s family.  It will take some pressure off Andrea.  Look at it as buying Kyle dinner, or a drink or a beer.   Please help Kyle’s family with a contribution. Kyle gave us great memories. Let’s honor him with support to Andrea.

As a friend to the Kyle Cleavenger family, thank you for any help.- Vanessa McMillin Butcher

https://www.gofundme.com/mvzv8a-kyle-cleavenger-memorial-fund

Celebration of life for Kyle Cleavenger – There will be a reception immediately following at the Flinn Springs Inn, 15505 Olde Hwy 80, El Cajon Ca 92021. Food will be served at 1pm. There will be a no host bar and horseshoe tournament. *More info

 

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Volunteers, Donations & Volunteers Needed for Fundraiser Planned for Riley Ransdall in Jamul

Jamul Little LEague

(FYI: Riley is from Alpine) Our local little league president met tonight to come together to “Rally 4 Riley”. Jamul Rally-for-Riley-300x300Little League fields will host a fundraiser day on April 29th, along with the help of many other leagues to raise money for one of our own. We are in the midst of planning many games and many activities along with the official MLB Jr Home Run Derby competition. In summary, it will be a festival of baseball activities for all ages, families and the chance to gather as a community to donate our efforts to a local family in a extremely sensitive time. This is the definition of Little League as a community. We are currently seeking volunteers, donations and any involvement you can offer. All proceeds on that day will go to the benefit of “Rally 4 Riley”. Please email jamul.littleleaguepresident@gmail.com for more details on how you can participate. Stay tuned for more details.

More on Riley here: http://www.alpinecommunitynetwork.com/2017/01/rally-for-riley-local-boy-diagnosed-with-ewings-sarcoma/

 

 

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Free Non-Perishable Food Items for Those in Need at the Alpine Community Center

food bank itemsWe have a limited supply of groceries to help those in need and are struggling to make ends meet with food. Non perishable…canned goods, cereal, pasta etc.. No income verification, and distribution is during business hours. Open Monday, Tuesday & Thursday from 9am-4pm and Friday 9am-1pm. We are closed on Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday. Major holidays observed. Come in to the Alpine Community Center to receive!!!

We are located at 1830 Alpine Blvd, Alpine, CA 91901. For more info please call 619-445-7330

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