Every summer since 2007, CSA and The HOPE Foundation have teamed up with varying children non-profits and government organizations to give kids something many of them miss out on, fun childhood memories. This summer, the philanthropic adventures took nearly 350 children, chaperones and hosts to amusement parks across the nation; Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif.; Kings Dominion in Doswell, Va.; Hershey Park in Hershey, Pa.; and Sesame Place in Langhorne, Pa.
The HOPE Foundation, founded in 2007 by CSA’s CEO, Brian Lebeau, is a 501(c)3 certified non-profit organization that partners with existing non-profits to raise money and awareness for local organizations to help them continue their philanthropic efforts. The annual amusement park trips have grown over the years and expanded in geographic reach and number of kids sponsored. These trips have become the highlight of many of the organizations’ programs.
2016 organizations sponsored for our annual trips were:
Walden Family Services went to Disneyland. Walden Family Services is a nationally-recognized foster care, adoption and youth services agency that shares Henry David Thoreau’s vision for personal growth, our individual rights and responsibilities as members of a community, and a life that celebrates the richness of natural diversity.
Children’s Home Society of New Jersey went to Sesame Place. Founded in 1894, Children’s Home Society of New Jersey, is a nonprofit organization that helps at-risk infants, children, youth, and families achieve their potential. They protect abused or neglected infants and children, strengthen families, and strive for stable, permanent, and loving homes.
United Methodist Home for Children (UMHC) went to Hershey Park. For over ninety years, UMHC has provided a caring environment for Central Pennsylvania’s children in need. Originally a home for orphans, today the home is a refuge for children who are the victims of a negative social environment.
BeFriend-A-Child Mentoring Program went to Kings Dominion. For 34 years, BeFriend-A-Child provides opportunities for companionship, guidance and support to children who are at risk of or have been abused and neglected.
If you know or work with a children’s non-profit that would like to partner with CSA and The HOPE Foundation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.