Latest News and Event from We Give Thanks
With the Covid-19 outbreak hitting our community, and the Nation, our board, including our Founder
Frank Garcia, wanted to recognize those that have been on the front line: Hospital Workers, thru-out Orange County.
Over the last 8 weeks, We Give Thanks, with the support of our vendor sponsors, have given
1500 Hot Meals to the following Health Care Facilities:
St Jude, in Fullerton
Kaiser Hospitals, in Anaheim, and Irvine
Hoag Hospital in Irvine
St Josephs Hospital, in Orange
UCI Medical Center, in Orange
Garden Grove Hospital, in Garden Grove
Please check out some more pictures below!
Kiwanis Club of Greater Anaheim (KCGA) Orange County 51st All-Star Baseball Game:
Decades ago, Cliff Rothrock, a dedicated educator and Kiwanis member, challenged the Kiwanis Club of Greater Anaheim to sponsor an event that would display the talented athletes in Orange County. Over the years, the competition has grown and many outstanding young men have played in the KCGA Orange County All-Star Baseball Game.
On Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at Glover Stadium, La Palma Park in the city of Anaheim, We Give Thanks Inc., along with La Casa Garcia, was honored to have sponsored a donation of food and beverages to those in attendance at the annual baseball event.
Kiwanis International is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. Kiwanis has partnered with UNICEF to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus worldwide and has done so in 44 countries. The men and women in the organization are united in their commitment to serve the children in the world.
The Kiwanis Club of Greater Anaheim sponsors Service Leadership Programs: 8 high school Key Clubs, an elementary school K-Kids Club, Terrific Kids at the Anaheim Boys & Girls Club, and Bring Up Grades in 24 Anaheim elementary schools.
KCGA supports Anaheim Public Library Books On the Go at ARTIC and the Bookmobile, which is celebrating its 60th Anniversary. Over the years, more than a half million dollars in scholarship have been awarded to deserving high school seniors.
To learn more about the Kiwanis Club of Greater Anaheim, visit:
VA Celebrated the 31st Annual Law Enforcement Day:
National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. Various law enforcement agencies from within and around our community displayed their specialties and employment information.
The Long Beach Veterans Affairs Police hosted the 31st Annual Law Enforcement Day event, which honored those peace officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice as well as those who currently serve. They invited various local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, as well as public safety agencies and the community to participate with a display and/or instructional material to represent their department. The program was held at the Long Beach Veteran’s Hospital on Friday May 18, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with a ceremony at 11:00 a.m.
We Give Thanks Inc. is honored to have sponsored a donation of food and beverages to those in attendance.
The We Give Thanks Inc. Board of Directors greatly appreciates the service that all Law Enforcement Officers provide while putting their own lives in harm’s way to protect us. Thank you!
We Give Thanks is proud to announce that we will be offering scholarships again this year
for students in the Orange County School District. This will be the seventh year of our giving out funds to qualified students who apply on our website.
When founder Frank Garcia started feeding the needy in his La Casa Garcia Restaurant parking lot, over 31 years ago, he always felt a need to do more. Helping needy students with their education was something Mr. Garcia had a burning desire to do.
Since We Give Thanks started this program, we have given out over $40,000 to Orange County’s finest students. Previous honorees’ have had a very high GPA, and been involved in many school organizations, along with giving back to the community. Past winners are making a difference in this world, on a daily basis, and we are so proud to be able to help them in their future endeavors.
Deadline for signing up is May 1, 2019.
The application is posted here.
Veterans Day Event:
For the 5th consecutive year, We Give Thanks supplied lunch for Veterans and their Families
at the Long Beach Veterans Hospital on Veterans Day, November 11, 2017
Over 1500 Military Personal enjoyed a Steak Dinner with all the fixings, on a beautiful sunny day in Long Beach.
Founder Frank Garcia and his family helped serve the honored guests, along with many of the We Give Thanks board. We Give Thanks mission is giving back, and we can not think of a better group to give back to, than those who have helped keep this country safe and free.
We are already making plans to top last years menu, this year!!!
To all our military around the world: Thank you for your Service!!!