Six local nonprofit organizations that provide critical services to the homeless and needy received grants from our parent company, Sempra Energy, as part of its 20/20/20 campaign.
SDG&E senior community relations manager Penney Newell, who has a long history of engaging in local philanthropic activities, presented the donations this week to the selected charities on our company’s behalf.
The donations are part of Sempra Energy’s 20/20/20 initiative to provide $400,000 in contributions toward reducing homelessness. The numbers refer to 20 years, $20,000 in donation for each charity, and 20,000 employee volunteer hours. Thus far, SDG&E employees along with their colleagues from Sempra have recorded approximately 60,000 volunteer hours, triple the campaign goal.
Organizations Receiving the Grants
A K-12 public schools whose mission is “to educate students impacted by homelessness and to help them develop hope for a future with the necessary skills and experiences for personal success.
Founded in 1970 by a small group of East County citizens, Crisis House works to “stop the cycle of domestic violence and homelessness” by connecting families and individuals to crucial resources that empower them and renew their lives.
Father Joe’s Villages
Father Joe’s mission is to “prevent and end homelessness, one life at a time.” According to the nonprofit, at least 9,000 people experience homelessness every night in San Diego. Many sleep on sidewalks, doorways, canyons and alleys.
South Bay Community Services
South Bay Community Services supports the “well-being and prosperity of children, youth, and families” by providing comprehensive and coordinated health and human services.
Casa de Amparo (Home of Protection) is dedicated to treating and preventing child abuse and neglect in San Diego County and beyond, with locations in Oceanside and San Marcos. Each year, this nonprofit serves more than 1,000 kids, from prenatal to 25 years old, as well as more than 950 families, through five integrated programs.
North County Lifeline
North County Lifeline’s mission is to “build self-reliance among youth, individuals and families through problem solving, skill-building and accessible community-based services.” Lifeline partners with community stakeholders, including schools, foundations, coalitions and businesses, to help homeless families and foster youth achieve housing stability.