Diaper Distribution

Why are we distributing diapers each month? Every month, we unload about 15,000 diapers for distribution to anybody who needs them. We have mothers with teen and pregnant daughters. We have grandmothers standing in line in order to help their grandchildren. And we have fathers and grampa’s who also make the tripfor diapers. As we set up our registration table

Homeless Kids

These Kids Belong To All Of Us When we were working with the homeless population a few years ago, we started to see a pattern where people were expressing that they enjoyed the freedom of being homeless. They wanted the escape from housing responsibilities, utility bills and social responsibilities. They liked being homeless. The total statewide California homeless student population


The Best Volunteers Just Appear Like A New Sunrise Jennifer Jesser goes by the name JT, and the simple combination of two initials suits hereasy-going style completely. Her background is in counseling kids, and she spent her career at the California School For The Deaf. When she reached out to our familynonprofit with a volunteer inquiry, we explained that her


When our family started our nonprofit work, we had no idea the impact we would have in the community or in other people’s lives. Listen to your heart and act on the feelings you have. Often, we have an impulse to act. Many times, we disregard and later justify these feelings. As we discussed nonprofit work, we discussed our ages,

Back To School Events

Machado Family Giving hosted two different Back To School Events this Summer. Hundreds of kids attended and were rewarded with a wide selection of supplies that we were able to procure because our Donors are simply the best. Many of these students wouldn’t have been able to attend school without these essentials for an education. You might also notice our

The Truth About Poverty

It’s easy to dismiss poverty when confronted with people living on the side of the freeways and under overpasses. It’s easy to modify the story in our head and to minimize the impact on our communities because after all, how much does it really impact us? Isn’t poverty a political issue? Like you, these thoughts went through my mind, until