Hope So Bright: A History of Giving

Following trips to Peru and Uganda, where she witnessed the hardships endured by single parent families and those confined to orphanages, Linda Sanders was inspired to help children in need. Compassionate, sensitive, and driven, she has tirelessly volunteered and contributed monetary support to the following organizations and programs since founding Hope So Bright in 2012:

  • Monday Night Mission (which is comprised of a team of volunteers that meet in Skid Row to feed the Homeless Monday through Friday night in downtown Los Angeles);
  • Minds Matter of Los Angeles (an organization providing test preparation, mentoring, leadership, guidance, summer programs and tutors for high school students of low-income families in math, writing and critical thinking while preparing them for college and beyond);
  • Callie’s Cause (Callie, a child of the Malibu-based Addison family, has epilepsy. The Addisons are dedicated to raising awareness about epilepsy and money to help offset Callie’s medical costs while supporting programs and research for infants and children under 18 years old at the Division of Pediatric Neurology at Mattel Children’s Hospital, UCLA);
  • UCLA’s Pediatric Epilepsy Program (Since 1986, this is one of the few programs offering the possibility of surgery to children with seizure disorders);
  • Love in the Mirror (a Long Beach-based organization that inspires young people to volunteer and provides disadvantaged youth and their families with basic necessities);
  • St. John’s Well Child and Family Center at Lincoln High School, Los Angeles (an independent 501(c)(3) community health center that serves patients of all ages through a network of Federally Qualified Health Centers and school-based clinics in Central and South Los Angeles and Compton. In addition to providing a broad array of primary care services, they address family educational, socio-economic, and mental health needs through outreach, health education, child development and literacy education, case management, insurance enrollment, and mental health assessments);
  • Excel Children’s Care (a registered community-based organization in Masaka, Uganda receiving no help financially from aid agencies or the government, which provides schooling and accommodation to underprivileged and abandoned children in Africa);
  • Inaugural Road to Hope Fundraiser for Hospice Foundation, West Hollywood (Road to Hope is a program co-sponsored by Center for Hospice Care/Hospice Foundation and Palliative Care Association of Uganda. Proceeds from this event benefit orphaned children whose parents have died from HIV/AIDS or cancer).