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Cullinan Group Foundation (CGF) is going to distribute Barbie and Disney Toys on friday December 20th

Time:  5:00pm to 6:00pm
Where: near the entrance

Stribley Community Center
1760 E Sonora St, Stockton, CA 95205
Phone: 209-937-7351

Cullinan Group Foundation (CGF) received Group Appreciation Award from the City of Stockton few days ago. To those who missed this event and for others who are not there to see it, let me walk you through this amazing experience.

The event was held at Oak Park Senior Center located at 730 E. Fulton Street Stockton California December 4th at 5:15pm. Everyone arrived before 5 pm.

As the Founder walk towards the event room, a door on the side opened. It was a bit dark. It was Joseph Amen the Program Director who said hello and mentioned her name. With that many people, it was nice to know he remembers a name. As you walk further towards the entrance, there you will see the big smile from Willy Razo’s face as he greets everyone that comes in. It’s been a long busy day but you can see in his face he loves what he does.

As you walk towards any table of your choice you will realize all the tables are equally nice so any spot is a good spot. If you look around, the entire room gives you the warm holiday spirit and feeling that something very special is happening that night. The tables have cone-shaped Christmas tree full of glitter, candies spread on top along the table. Deciding which one to eat does not matter because they are all good. As you look at the center front you will see curtained stage with 2 long tables with signs indicating the name of each Commissioner that is going to be present. Gives you the feeling that something very special is happening that night.

While everyone is waiting, on the left of those 2 long tables you will find presentations playing while on the right side the food, drinks, dessert is set. The room is filled with different size groups ranging from 1 to 30 per company. Ours happen to be the smallest by no choice because others have to be elsewhere for their own specific tasks.

Everyone was fed before the actual event started. The Staff lined up to their own posts to put food on everyone’s plate. The line moved fast, everyone got good amount of food and there is plenty more for seconds and thirds. They did not rush into the event, they gave everyone enough time to finish their meal.

As the night begins, the Commissioners come in to their own space. Introduction made by Deputy Director Adolfo Cruz, Aaron Edwards spoke briefly to start the process, the Admin Assistant (who represented the City well) called each of their name. Those that are in said “here”. Not sure what it is but the entire process of how they did it is impressive! Gives you the proud feeling that you are in America.

As they call on each company/individual who is receiving the award, the Commissioners stood in front of their desk to get ready to shake the hand as each one on the list gets called on to the front. They look you in the eye and gives a nice hand shake as they thank you for helping the City. It was very nice for Leaders to take the time to appreciate anyone at all. We all do this without the expectation of being appreciated at all but to be given one the way they did, for sure they made everyone feel super appreciated and they make sure you don’t go hungry in the process by providing great food.

Knowing a few of them outside this event, it is without a doubt that these people are not just there to give awards. They themselves are a true humanitarian not just because of their job but for other things they do outside work. They actually spend most of their time helping others beyond their call of duty and they have been doing so for at least over 12 years since the day I knew of them. Not sure if they still remember our Founder for those interactions are rare and far between but she would never forget the great things that took place then and now. Leaders like them is what makes this country great. They are a good example not just to the community but to the whole world. If every country is surrounded by people like these, the hope of better community will always exist. They too deserve recognition.

Without all the Commissioners, Deputy Director Adolfo Cruz, Recreation Program Joseph Amen, Willy Razo Sr Recreation Assistant, their staff who catered to our food, and all that received recognition that night, the City will not have achieved having something good going for the people. Change truly is a 360 degree process. The City of Stockton is lucky to have such wonderful group of people in that room.

From everyone at Cullinan Group Foundation – we’d like to give our deepest gratitude for being part of that evening! It is a great experience and we look forward to working with you more in bringing great things for the people!

To view photo and award click here.

Community Giving 11/22/2013

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THANK YOU TO ALL DONORS WHO CONTINUE TO BRING HELP TO THE PEOPLE THROUGH US!

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After a disaster strike, rescue efforts will end after few months.To the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, the people will still have no home to stay. Any government program to restore their home will take at least 1 year (or more) to happen so they will either be at temporary shelter or left to stay at their own land with almost no shelter just to prevent informal settlers from moving in. Either way, they will be left with unmet needs. This is where you come in. What you can do — Be part of something great – spread the word or buy a shirt. A small step but together it creates big impact!

One hundred percent (100%) of the proceeds for this campaign will go towards helping Typhoon Haiyan Disaster Victims beyond rescue efforts by means of providing more food, more shipment of donated items, tools to restore their home and bath products until June 2014.

Those who wish to join the giving event in the Philippines can sign up by sending email with your contact information to communityassistance@cullinangroupfoundation.org.

The campaign will launch every 30 days until June 2014 so that every 30 days, help is released to the people.

Go to campaign site  https://www.booster.com/cgfworld

Philippines Donation Status

All in-kind donations received has been shipped. Not a single piece left. All monetary donations for feeding are sent as received.

For latest update on Donors and donations received, impacts made please click here.

To see photos of Bantayan Tacloban click here. More photos will be posted as we get them in. We hope that the few photos posted here will help those who are still looking for their love ones.

CGF USA is currently gathering in-kind donations for shipping to Philippines disaster victims until end of November. Goods are distributed by Board Members and long time Volunteers. Reports released directly to donors at every distribution.

Helping does not have to cost you anything. You can donate used items or anything extra from your pantry. Every little bit helps because together the impact is big. Give wherever you are most comfortable with. It will all end up in the same place. Used underwear or expired food are not accepted.

Those who wish to donate cash can do so by depositing to Bank of America account  # 501010376773 (best way to send) or PAYPAL.  We will convert your cash donation to food. Please make sure to send your info to donation@cullinangroupfoundation so you can receive report of where your donation went & receipt.  One hundred percent (100%) of donations goes towards the cause.

Bank of America
Account Holder: Cullinan Group Foundation
Acct # 501010376773
Regular ACH Routing: 122400724
Incoming Wire: 026009593
Address: 2798 Green Valley Parkway
Henderson NV 89014 USA
Phone: (702) 727-5560

TOP PRIORITY NEEDS
Rice, Powdered Milk, Canned Goods, Cereal, Crackers, Juice box, Water Filters, Snack Bars, Instant Soup, Oatmeal, Jams and Jellies, Jerky, dried foods, all other food that does not spoil easily. Water Filters, Sanitizing lotions, toothpaste, toothbrush, Mylar Blankets

OTHER ITEMS ALSO NEEDED
Clothes, Shoes, Used Tents, thin lightweight Jackets, Rain Gear, First Aid Kits. Small packages of toys for kids are good to give.

Official Donor Recipients:
California: Reynaldo Ramos, Maria Elena Diaz
Georgia: Willie Dumas
Florida: Robert W Busch
Maryland: Robert Abresch
Manila: Arlene Tenefrancia, Abraham Aquino, Lormen Antipolo

All donations are given receipt. For more donation inquiries please call 702-421-7866 or send email to donation@cullinangroupfoundation.org

To send money via Paypal send to donation@cullinangroupfoundation.org or by clicking here.  100% of donation goes towards the cause.

To ship the boxes of donations directly to our Manila location you can use any shipping firm located at any Filipino store near you or US Postal Service. The following firms are who we use today to ship goods:
http://www.lbcexpress.com/us/locator
http://alascargo.com/Alas/pages/home.jsf

If you are located outside our service area or are in a different country, please visit the nearest Philippine Embassy. They are also receiving donations and have designated drop off locations.

  • Our Manila address for mailing:
    Attention: Arlene Tenefrancia
    Cullinan Group Foundation
    1377 A. Mabini Street Ste 102B & 500
    Ermita Manila 1000 Philippines
    Phone: +63-919-533-4189
  • Our California receiving location:
    Attention: Maria Diaz
    3876 Pine Lake Circle
    Stockton CA 95219 USA
    Phone: 209-323-9064
  • To ship goods directly to the nearest Government office where the disaster hit:
    Department of Social Welfare and Development Office (DSWD) Region 7
    General Maxilom, Cebu City Philippines
    Send c/o Regional Director Mercedita Jabagat
    To call DSWD Office of Secretary call +632-9318068
NOTE
  • All in-kind donations received by us from the US are shipped weekly and will be ongoing until end of year.
  • Answer to Common question: Do you take portion of the cash donation to your operation? NO. All Board Members and everyone that works for the foundation are Volunteers who are also donating to the cause. Every help you give will go directly to the people. You will see this from the report that will be provided.
Thank you for the many interests! We hope that the above information will help answer all your questions. Our representatives are answering inquiries as soon as possible.  Thank you for all your kindness and patience!
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