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Save the Date! 9/8/2018: 6th Annual Casino Night!

posted Jul 23, 2018, 4:05 AM by VOP San Diego


SAVE THE DATE! 8/26: 5th Annual Casino Night!

posted Jul 5, 2017, 10:15 AM by VOP San Diego   [ updated Jul 28, 2017, 11:27 PM ]

Village of Promise Casino Night

It's time to shop!

posted Nov 23, 2016, 4:28 PM by Viet Mai


​Support us when you shop on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #StartWithaSmile at smile.amazon.com/ch/46-5224477 and Amazon donates to Village of Promise Health Outreach.

Smile with holiday shopping
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Camp Promise 2016 was "MAGICAL"

posted Aug 4, 2016, 10:18 PM by VOP San Diego   [ updated Aug 4, 2016, 10:18 PM ]

Save the Date! 9/17: 4th Annual Casino Night!

posted Jun 10, 2016, 7:19 PM by VOP San Diego

Village of Promise, Casino Night 2016


Village of Promise presents
4th Annual Casino Night!

"A Night At The Derby"

Saturday, September 17, 2016
7:00 pm - 12:00 am

San Diego Hall of Champions
2131 Pan American Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101

Thank you! Casino Night Was A Hit!

posted Oct 4, 2015, 3:05 PM by VOP San Diego   [ updated Oct 4, 2015, 5:10 PM ]

The Great Gatsby Gala was a roaring success!

See for yourself! Event photos, provided by Storybook Imaging, can be found here


The Great Gatsby Gala, 3rd Annual Casino Night

posted Sep 18, 2015, 12:09 PM by Viet Mai   [ updated Oct 4, 2015, 3:22 PM by VOP San Diego ]

VOP Casino Night
Village of Promise Collective Mentoring Program presents...


Third Annual Casino Night

Hosted by the San Diego Public Defender Community Outreach Committee

Please join us on
Saturday, September 26, 2015
7:00 pm - 12:00 am

Scottish Rite Center
1895 Camino Del Rio S
San Diego, CA 92108

For an evening of:
- Casino Games
- Live Entertainment
- Cocktails and Hors D'oeuvres
- Raffle Prizes
- Photo Booth

*Roaring '20s Cocktail Attire

Limited Capacity: Click Here to Reserve your space today!

Or, make check payable and mail to:

Village of Promise
1219 Mill Valley Rd
Chula Vista, CA 91913

Questions: Arlene Smith (619) 701-4492

Thank you for supporting Casino Night 2014, Carnival!

posted Nov 10, 2014, 3:45 PM by VOP San Diego   [ updated Oct 4, 2015, 3:17 PM ]

All of us at the Village of Promise Collective Mentoring Program are delighted that you took the time to spend an evening with us at our annual Casino Night fundraiser. I have to admit I was overwhelmed by your recent generosity, and greatly appreciate your kindness.  Simply put if it wasn't for faithful supporters like you, we wouldn't exist.  So thank you for supplying the funds that we need to make a difference in the lives of kids who struggle with the absence of a parent at a critical time in their lives.  Your participation in Casino Night raised our spirits and more than $17,000!  I have one more thing to share with you:  

In case you missed them, 
event photos by Storybook Imaging will be up until November 30th. 

We hope we can continue to count on your support and will see you next year.


Fred Johnson, M.D.

Chair, Village of Promise Health Outreach

Village of Promise, Collective Mentoring Program

2013: A Year of Expanded Horizons

posted Dec 28, 2013, 2:21 PM by Viet Mai   [ updated Dec 28, 2013, 2:24 PM ]

It has been a great year of outings and workshops. Thank you to all who have supported our Village! We look forward to celebrating our 5th Anniversary in 2014! Enjoy the video!

Thank you to all who supported Casino Night!

posted Dec 3, 2013, 3:23 AM by VOP San Diego   [ updated Dec 3, 2013, 4:06 AM by Viet Mai ]

September 27, 2013

Thank you so much for helping us make our first annual Village of Promise Casino Night 
held on August 24, 2013 such a successful event. We were able to raise over $16,000 
for a very worthy cause. This was our first large fundraiser, and we exceeded our 

Since 2009, the Village of Promise Collective Mentoring Program has been carrying out its 
mission to stop the cycle of incarceration by mentoring children whose parents are or have 
been in prison. Powered by the effort of dedicated volunteers operating on a shoestring 
budget, the Village provides mentoring, age-appropriate workshops and activities such 
as in depth museum tours, horseback riding, and a 5-day summer camp experience. 
Every dime we raised will support our monthly activities and furthers our mission to stop 
the cycle of incarceration of these vulnerable children. In addition, with your generous 
support of each Villager’s “wish list”, for the first year, we were also able to give each child 
a backpack loaded with school supplies and money for their “wish item” for school. When 
we were passing the backpacks out, each child expressed genuine gratitude. 

We are deeply grateful for your assistance in making our Casino Night event a special 
one. One of the common comments made by many of you in attendance was how much 
fun the night was. We captured some of that fun in photographs taken throughout the 
night by our two photographers. The following links will take you to the pictures that you 
can purchase if you would like to capture the memories. 

http://www.eventflicks.com (once you are on the site, go to VIEW YOUR EVENT)

For income tax purposes, please accept this letter as a written acknowledgement of 
your charitable contribution valued at $________. Our fiscal agent is Social Advocates 
for Youth San Diego, a non-profit corporation tax exempt under section 501(c) 3 of the 
Internal Revenue Code (tax ID# 23-7107958).

The Village of Promise Board members in collaboration with our amazing partners, the 
Public Defender Community Outreach Program, can’t thank you enough. We hope you 
will keep us in mind throughout the year and once again thank you for your support.


Fred Johnson, M.D., Board Chair
Village of Promise Collective Mentoring Program

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