The International Crusade of the Penny began a dream in 1987 and got Qualified by the State of California in 1988 to provide assistance and awareness to the homeless poor and disabled in our community. Over the years we have grownboth in numbers as well as our mission.
In order to allow us to fulfill our mission, here in Garden Grove, we have active in feeding the homelesss through cooking meals and providing care packages of food, clothing and other supplies to whoever is in need. Through partnering with different organizations, companies and fundraising we have succeeded in providing.
This year's Kings and Queens have shown outstanding citizenship and dedication. They have all gone above and beyond what was expected of them. Each King and Queen spent countless hours setting up preparing food serving meals to the homeless and cleaning up. In addition to feeeding the homeless each King and Queen has hand delivered food and care packages to the less fortunate in the community.
In addition to their community service into the Kings and Queens has been instrumental in our fundraising efforts. During the summer the Kings and Queens set up and ran a fireworks booth to raise money for the International Crusade of the Penny.
The Kings and Queens of also some outstanding citizenship. Many of them tutoring and mentoring students with severe learing disabilities and handicaps. Each and every one of the Kings and Queens has made a positive impact in our Community countless and individuals you need food or a friend.
The following members deserve a lot of recognition, they began volunteeering as chidren to the nonprofit being involved in the Community visiting Convelascent homes, feeding the homeless, assisting and packageing Food Baskets to provide to Families anywhere that it was needed. As adults and some are parents they continue being involved along with their own children. Thank-You Mark, Cristina, Christopher, Ted Sanchez, Yvonne Davis, and Jessica Villalobos.
Our Thanks to all of you for having the passion to help and assist others, and making a "Difference in other peoples lives!
The International Crusade of the Penny for the 1st time has held a Pagaent to recognize that "The Handicap Have Rights Too!!
The 1st Queen to represent all Handicap(s) the Int. Crusade of the Penny has nominated Miss Olivia Sanchez and her Princesses are: Little Miss Victoria Sanchez and twins Raylene and Angelene Sanchez. These chidren throughout the year with assistance and their parents, have hand delivered to the needy and have also helped to feed the homeless in the parks or the streets.
Our volunteers whom have worked many many hours throughout the years also been recognized representin the four seasons which make up the 12 months that they worked and volunteered taking care and providing assistance to the Communities.
1ST TIME IN THE HISTORY OF ICOP A HANDICAP QUEEN WAS CROWNED "MISS OLIVIA SANCHEZ TO REPRESENT ALL THE HANDICAP. "HANDICAPS HAVE RIGHTS TOO!
THE KINGS AND QUEENS OF ICOP REPRESENT THE 4 SEASONS THAT THESE OUTSTANDING CITIZENS DEVOTE AND VOLUNTEER TO ASSIST ALL IN NEED.