Stanbridge College Nursing and IT Students Raise Donations for Orange County Homeless Children

Irvine, CA, August 07, 2011 --( Stanbridge College Nursing and IT students gathered over 30 bags of clothing, school supplies and hygienic items as a result of a Food and Clothing Drive for the students and families of Project Hope School. Project Hope School Foundation, an organization that strives to break the cycle of homelessness by aiding homeless children with the transition into mainstream education, held a Family Resource Day on July 30th. This event enabled the families to receive the donations, gathered by Stanbridge and other organizations.

“The donations Stanbridge College contributed to our Family Resource Day helped make the event a huge success,” said Pam Reed Allison, the Executive Director of the Project HOPE School Foundation. “But their support of our students, families and teachers, reaches well beyond the contribution to Saturday’s event. We are blessed to have such a generous community sponsor.”

Stanbridge has continued to support Project Hope School with donations of food, clothing and other activities including a monthly lunch. Prior to the Food and Clothing Drive, Stanbridge partnered with a local Subway restaurant to provide the students of Project Hope with a nutritious lunchtime meal. Subway donated extra cookie platters and sodas for the children.

“It is a pleasure to support Project Hope School Foundation with donations to their Family Resource Day,” stated Stanbridge College President, Yasith Weerasuriya. “We are pleased to continually support such a worthy organization dedicated to Orange County’s needy any way we can. Our lunch time visits to the students are always a joy for us and we are excited to find new partners like Subway to help in providing for the children and teachers.”

“We are grateful to have the opportunity to play a part with helping these children with their education,” says Bob Grewal, Orange County Development Agent for Subway Sandwiches. “We recognize our responsibility to play an important part in our community…providing for those who are struggling to find their way.”

Stanbridge College’s REACH initiative provides students with opportunities to give back to their local Orange County and global community while earning credit towards coursework in a structured environment. To learn more about Stanbridge College’s REACH – Beyond the Classroom and to view upcoming events for Project Hope School Foundation, visit the Stanbridge College REACH program.

About Stanbridge College
Irvine, California based Stanbridge College is a co-educational technical college with an annual enrollment of over 650 students. Founded in 1996, Stanbridge is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Career Schools and Colleges, ACCSC, and offers Diploma, Associate and Bachelor of Science degree programs in Vocational Nursing, Registered Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assisting and Information Technology.

Stanbridge College has been recognized by Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc as a 2010 America’s Best Technical Colleges award recipient. Stanbridge College has been named to the 2009 and 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. Stanbridge is a 2008-2009 School of Excellence Award Recipient from the Accrediting Commission of Career schools & Colleges (ACCSC), and maintains one of the highest continuous pass rates on the NCLEX-PN National Nursing Board Exam in California since 2007 with a 96% cumulative pass rate. For more information, please visit or call (949)-794-9090.

About Project Hope School Foundation
Incorporated in 2003, the Project HOPE School Foundation (PHSF) exists to provide financial support and community advocacy for the children and families of Project Hope School. The vision of the Project Hope School Foundation is to break the cycle of homelessness through exceptional education. Project HOPE School was founded over 20 years ago to meet the academic and psycho/social needs of homeless children (primarily from transient families living in motels). The school is part of the Orange County Department of Education’s ACCESS (alternative education) district. To learn more please visit

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