Home of Guiding Hands
HOME OF GUIDING HANDS AWARDED GRANTS FROM EL CAJON AND SAN DIEGO COUNTY EMPLOYEES' CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION
March 3, 2013 (El Cajon) – The city of El Cajon and CECO (San Diego County Employees’ Charitable Organization) awarded separate grants to Home of Guiding Hands. The former approved a $35,270 grant for the residential program’s capital improvements on Tuesday, February 26 at the El Cajon City Council meeting. Funds will be used on four of their 31 community based homes for individuals with developmental disabilities. Projects include a new kitchen, energy efficient replacement windows, flooring replacement and new bathroom vanities.
September 5, 2012 (El Cajon) – Home of Guiding Hands is holding the 30th Annual Golf Classic Pro-Am Tournament on September 28 at Sycuan Golf & Tennis Resort, 3007 Dehesa Road, El Cajon. The event begins at 10 a.m. with registration and a Meet & Mingle with San Diego PGA Members. The Shotgun start will be at 12 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner at 5 p.m.
February 9, 2012 (Santee) – The Randy Jones “5K For Independence” walk and fun run will be held on February 18 at Santee Lakes. The event benefits Home of the Guiding Hands, which assists developmentally disabled adults and which has been hard-hit by state budget cuts.
Participants are invited to stay at Santee Lakes for a day of family fun, picnic lunch, beer garden, and awards ceremony.
“GLEE” STAR LAUREN POTTER TO BE GUEST OF HONOR AT HOME OF GUIDING HEARTS ANNUAL HEART AND HAND GALA JUNE 25
April 12, 2011 (El Cajon)--Lauren Potter, born with Down’s syndrome, plays cheerleader Becky Jackson on Fox’s Emmy Award-winning hit show Glee. The California native is teaming up with www.AbilityPath.org and recently testified before a special Congressional briefing that Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D- California) hosted, speaking out against the bullying of children with special needs.
Potter will be guest of honor at Home of Guiding Hands's 37th Annual Gala, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," which will take place on Southern California’s largest and most exclusive yacht, the Inspiration Hornblower, on June 25.
Search held to find replacement
May 5, 2010 (El Cajon) -- The Board of Directors of Home of Guiding Hands announced that long-time Executive Director Carol A. Fitzgibbons has resigned to accept a position with Inland Regional Center. Fitzgibbons will become the Executive Director of the center, which contracts with the state to offer case management services to people with developmental disabilities in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.
EVENT HONORS LONG-TIME SUPPORTERS ANN & DON WALKER
By Miriam Raftery
January 31, 2010 (El Cajon)—Home of Guiding Hands (HGH), the El Cajon-based nonprofit which has provided services and support for children and adults with developmental disabilities for over 40 years, will pay tribute to Ann and Don Walker at its “Heart and Hand Gala” at Loews Coronado Bay Resort on Saturday, Feb. 6. The gala is HGH’s largest fundraising event.
Over 300 revelers are expected to enjoy this year’s “Explore-Quest for the Forbidden Temple” theme--searching for hidden treasure, betting on silent and live auction items, enjoying a gourmet dinner with wine, and dancing to music of The Heroes--all while fulfilling favorite “Indiana Jones” fantasies.