Through Impact Club, as Impact Venture Capitalists, we invest heavily in local charities that demonstrate a powerful “Story Engine,” and, have proven their willingness to fight for their cause – by competing in and winning, a high-stakes competition. As a result, Impact Club, through Impact Venture Capitalism, has dramatically multiplied the Impact that a single person can have on charities in their local community.
James Storehouse partners with local public and private child welfare agencies. James Storehouse fulfills emergency requests to expedite safe placement of babies and children and to assist aged-out youth as they transition. James Storehouse is inspired by the Bible verse, James 1:27, which “calls us to pursue religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless by providing for and looking after orphans and widows in distress.” James Storehouse answers this call to serve and support children in foster care and those aged-out of foster care.
Since 1984, FOOD Share has been feeding the hungry in Ventura County. It all began when eight friends banded together to provide food to those in need under a bridge in Ventura, CA. The early philanthropic movement started in a family garage, quickly outgrew a donated fire station in Somis and now operates in Oxnard, CA with two warehouses with a combined 36,000 square feet. Today, staff and volunteers distribute more than 11 million pounds of food, or 9 million meals annually through its 200 pantry and program partners.
It started last out at a local coffee shop with some car clubs willing to participate. The shop’s manager, along with a couple other flapjacks, thought they’d put on a little car show and toy drive. Then they did it again. The event grew, more cars came and the piles of toys collected grew larger. Fifteen years later, the event has become well known and Motor4Toys reaches almost 50,000 children every year. The increase in requests drives us to expand each year. Motor4Toys started because the need was there.