Project Boon Events
IVRS Easter Luncheon
For many, Easter is a time to get together with family and friends to celebrate the coming of spring. But for some San Bernardino County residents, there is little to celebrate this year as they will be unable to mark the day with the traditional ham and all the fixings, much less Easter egg hunts and baskets filled with candy. For this reason, local non-profits Project Boon and Inland Valley Recovery Services (IVRS) are partnering with the Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario to spread some holiday cheer.
Hundreds of residents from local, underserved communities receive a warm meal, as well as much-needed local resources. The day’s activities include: music, take-home food bags, a resource fair, a clothes closet for men, women, and children, photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny, as well as Easter baskets for kids.
BCHC Backpack Event
Project Boon teams up with the Bloomington Community Health Center (BCHC) each July for a Backpack Giveaway & Resource Fair in Bloomington, CA at 18601 Valley Blvd. Bloomington, CA 92316. The FREE event helps local residents in need by providing:
- Pediatric, adult, and geriatric health screenings; dental screenings; optometry screenings; behavioral health screenings; and women’s health services
- Back-to-school backpacks with all the necessities for local school children
- A warm meal provided by The Hitch Burger Grill
Operation Devolver Backpack Event
Devolver. Return. Giving Back.
Back to school time for most means shopping for school supplies and getting ready for the upcoming year. In the tarp city of Barranca in Tuxpan near Jalisco, Mexico, families do not have the means to send their children back to school with the supplies they need for a successful year. These families receive very little government support. Their homes lack basic necessities. Project Boon knows these families should not have to face these challenges alone. Each year, the Project Boon team travels to the city of Tuxpan before the start of the school year to distribute backpacks, school supplies, food, and basic household necessities. The goal of Operation Devolver is to set the children of Barranca up for a successful school year by providing the supplies they will need.
Thanksgiving traditions get people into the spirit of giving. Each year, Project Boon sponsors a Thanksgiving event at IVRS in San Bernardino. Project Boon provides food for hundreds of locals, including turkey, potatoes, green beans, corn, and all the fixings. This event helps people in need stretch their budgets while still enjoying all that the season has to offer. The day’s activities include music, take-home groceries, a resource fair, a clothing closet, and raffle prizes.
Eat & Be Well
Eat and Be Well is a one day event to celebrate Thanksgiving by supporting the underserved people in San Bernardino County. Eat and Be Well allows the community to come together to share a meal and express gratitude while insuring attendees are provided with the opportunity to access essential social service organizations that can change their lives. Each year multiple community minded organizations come together to serve individuals and families facing the challenges that accompany unemployment, health issues, and other related concerns.
Operation Devolver December Giving Event
For most families, the Christmas season is a time to celebrate. When you lack basic necessities, it makes it difficult to get into the Christmas spirit. Families in Barranca near Tuxpan in Jalisco, Mexico struggle to provide food, water, and even shelter. They receive very little in the way of government support. Through Operation Devolver, Project Boon aims to bring joy to the community at Christmas. Each year, the team travels to Barranca with toys, sporting goods, food, and basic household items. If you would like to help spread Christmas joy in Barranca through Operation Devolver, please contact Project Boon.
IVRS Winter Holiday Event
Every Winter, Project Boon and Inland Valley Recovery Services (IVRS) serve hundreds of warm meals at an drug and alcohol recovery center in San Bernardino, California. Together, they give out hot meals and toys to children with a little help from Santa Claus himself. This annual holiday event provides flu shots, TB shots, free clothing and other wellness services to underserved Inland Empire residents. Over a dozen local health and service providers join in to make this important holiday event even bigger, all the while spreading some holiday cheer to adults and children alike.