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Helping our Homeless Youth

Oct 31, 2016 08:45AM ● By Elena Hutslar

If you are looking for ways to make an impact in kids’ lives this holiday season, please consider making a contribution to help local homeless children or foster youth. There are children living near you who do not have stable housing, enough to eat, or parents in their lives. Life is a struggle and they are doing their best to overcome trauma, stress, and hardships. Mt. Diablo HOPE does all it can to support the district’s homeless students and foster youth, giving 100% of all donations to those in need.  Mt. Diablo HOPE needs your help now. Here are some ways:


1. If you would like to sponsor an individual foster youth or homeless child for the holidays, please go to or email Elsa Dalpiaz at [email protected]. If you have any questions, call: 925- 682-8000 ext. 3054.


2. Donations of gift cards are greatly appreciated. Gift cards enable caregivers and youth to pick out and buy their own items, a luxury that many families live without. Gift cards from department stores (Target, Kohl’s, etc.) and grocery stores (Safeway, Raley’s) can be dropped off at the front desk of Mt. Diablo Unified District Office, 1936 Carlotta Drive, Concord; dropped off or mailed to Mt. Diablo HOPE at 2730 Salvio Street, Concord, 94519; or dropped off with the principal at all Mt. Diablo Unified schools c/o Mt. Diablo HOPE.


3. Donations by check can be made payable to Mt. Diablo HOPE. We will send you a receipt for tax purposes. Please drop off or send to the addresses listed above.


4. We are collecting new hoodies and sweatshirts, and they can be dropped off at the above locations, as well as Willow Creek Education Center, 1026 Mohr Lane, Concord.


You can send donations specifically to College Park students via College Park Outreach at College Park High School, 201 Viking Drive, Pleasant Hill, 94534.  Donations are accepted and encouraged all year-round.


On behalf of our homeless children and foster youth, THANK YOU!

Maryam Adalat, Jocelyn Baez, Elsa Dalpiaz, Lynnea Hughes, Evelyn Mercado, Ann McCollough, Vivica Taylor, Derek Wang, Diosa Diaz, Vanessa Castillo, Denise Martell,Tech Tran and James Wogan.