We sincerely thank all of our past supporters for their generosity.
Over the years you have donated 2,953 backpacks and 1,654 new coats to kids from numerous nonprofits in our community.

Effective March 2019, Caring Strangers has passed the torch to the Chops Teen Club. Under the guidance of Chops, the Caring Strangers’ mission will continue where the program has been renamed “Teens Helping Kids”. The Chop’s teens will decide what happens next and how they can help other kids in our community.

As explained by Chop’s Teen Club Executive Director, Lorez Bailey: “This new program will help teens develop leadership skills through the design and execution of service projects that benefit other Sonoma County youth. Community service can have a lot of positive effects on students, such as helping them to develop skills, making contacts, and allowing them to improve the quality of life of others. Research has shown that young people are more likely to volunteer when engaged through schools and youth organizations. Teens are uniquely suited to solve problems. Service learning leads to increased academic engagement and success. Additionally, it improves career and workforce readiness. Community service is a gateway asset that can lead to increased positive youth development outcomes.”

Under the guidance of Chop’s Teen Club coordinators and management, new ideas will emerge to answer current challenges facing kids in our community. Watch for what happens next under the care and imagination of our youth at the Chops Teen Club!