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New Birth, New Hope

I have been laid off from my construction job for about 6 months. My girlfriend Coose was in a severe car accident at the age of 19 and has been disabled ever since. The kids get food stamps but they … Continue reading

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March For Hunger 2012

Date: Saturday, September 15, 2012 Location: 1331 E. Fremont St. Description: A 5K Run/Walk Registration: 9:00 a.m. March Start Time: 10:00 a.m. Entry Fee: $25 Stockton’s 9th Annual 5K March & Run for Hunger will be held on Saturday, September … Continue reading

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A Widow’s Mite

Last year’s Operation Dreamkeeper was partially funded in a way that some might find hard to understand. In the midst of our fundraising for the event, an elderly lady walked into our thrift store and said to the cashier that … Continue reading

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Operation Dreamkeeper Report

This year’s annual Operation Dreamkeeper event was deemed a tremendous success by the Good Samaritan Training Center board members and volunteer staff leaders. The 670 children that attended this year’s event represented the largest number in recent years. We were … Continue reading

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Hearing the Cry of the Poor

My sister Veronica and I are Native Americans and have been poor all of our lives. We had just buried my brother before Thanksgiving and my sister and I have really been hurting. We cried a lot, not understanding why … Continue reading

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1st Quarter, 2012 Report

The Good Samaritan Training Center distributed over 35 tons of food to over 2,000 families in the Stockton area during the first quarter of this year. This is an increase of 25% over the first quarter of 2011. This shows … Continue reading

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Holiday Help for a Caring Grandmother

Christmas is a giving time of year. I have always believed in that principle and made sure my children had Christmas with good memories. When my daughter Leticia had her four children I wanted to keep this same tradition for … Continue reading

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A Better Christmas

I am 33 years old and the mother of three great kids. Unfortunately, this year hit me with some hard times financially. I lost my job and I don’t qualify for any aid, so Christmas was looking pretty slim for … Continue reading

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A Christmas Program for Needy Children

The theme of this year’s Operation Dreamkeeper event was “Jesus,” who is the real reason for the season.  Banners on the wall and several of the 670 children holding signs all conveyed the same message: “Jesus.” Operation Dreamkeeper Director Sandy Guerrero … Continue reading

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Helpless, Homeless, Then Set Free

Growing up in a dysfunctional home caused me to start using drugs and alcohol at the age of 16. When I turned 21 years old I quit using drugs and went back to school to get my high school diploma. … Continue reading

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