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Families Forward

Families Forward is a non-profit organization that serves local families from Tustin to San Clemente. They provide housing, food assistance, counseling, education, and other services to help families attain stability and self-sufficiency. Currently, they serve over 100 families per week with groceries. These families may be homeless or going through financial difficulties, so it is hard for them to buy food.

What do we do?

1. Conducting food drives:  We are collecting food to help fill the food pantry so that the families can be provided with groceries when they need them. Time commitment for the volunteers is 2 hours per shift.


Please take a moment to watch this two-minute video of what to expect for the Community-wide Food Drive: 













2. Making Thank You cards:  We donate the handmade Thank You cards. These cards are given to the families, so they can express their gratitude to people helping them. Time commitment for the volunteers is 4 hours.


3. Collecting recycling money:  We raise money by recycling plastic bottles, glass bottles, and cans and use the funds to buy gift cards and donate them at the end of year.



When you volunteer in front of the store to conduct a food drive

1) What to say:


“We are here today to raise food donations for the Families Forward Food Pantry.  This is a very important effort to increase the food supply so that families in need can be supplied with much-needed groceries.  Would you be interested in donating a few of the items listed on this food list?  Anything that you can donate will go a long way towards feeding local families in crisis.”


2) How to dialogue with the customers coming into the store to shop:


  • Speak politely and courteously to all shoppers you encounter.

  • Show your enthusiasm and excitement!  You are speaking on behalf of people who really need someone to help them.  They need you to be their advocate, so don’t forget to smile and greet every customer cheerfully.

  • Greet shoppers with a smile and a “Good Morning” or “Good Afternoon”.  You are a representative of both your organization and Families Forward.  Present yourself courteously and respectfully.

  • Some people may be very interested, but others will not.  Please respect each individual who comes into the store.


패밀리즈 포워드는 캘리포니아 주 터스틴에서 산클레멘트에 이르는 지역의 노숙자나 저소득층에 속하는 가정에 다양한 서비스를 제공하는 비영리 단체입니다. 주택, 식량 지원, 상담, 교육 등의 다양한 서비스를 제공함으로써 안정되고 독립된 삶을 영위할 수 있도록 돕습니다.

IKPAVC에서는 패밀리즈 포워드에서 주최하는 여러 서비스 중 세 가지 봉사에 참여하고 있습니다.

1. 푸드 드라이브 : 지역에 있는 마켓 앞에서 지역 주민에게 생필품과 식품 등의 기부를 요청하는 활동입니다. 일 년에 두세 번 토요일에 진행되며 봉사 시간은 2시간입니다.


2. 감사 카드 : 패밀리즈 포워드의 도움을 받은 가정에서 그들의 감사한 마음을 기부자들에게 전달할 때 사용할 카드를 만드는 일입니다. IKPAVC 봉사자들은 매년 1000장 정도의 카드를 만들어 연말에 패밀리즈 포워드에 전달합니다.


3. 재활용 금액 기부 : IKPAVC 봉사자들이 각자 모은 패트병, 캔, 유리병 등을 재활용하여 받은 돈을 모아 기부합니다. 이렇게 모아진 기부금은 연말에 패밀리즈 포워드에 전달됩니다.

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