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Welcome to Embrace. Embrace is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization
built on the philosophy that serving the less fortunate members of
civilian and veteran communities brings people together – irrespective
of their race, religion or cultural upbringing.
Our mission is to bring people from all walks of life together to
serve the less fortunate. Embrace programs are designed to connect
college student volunteers to San Diego’s multi-cultural community in
the areas of social and physical wellness through service learning and
social justice activities.
Embrace has a direct impact on the daily lives of the homeless every
week of the year. Embrace does its part to address those daily needs by
mobilizing hundreds of college students to serve the homeless 2 days per
week year-round by providing food, clothes and blankets. Our 'GIV MAS'
(give more) goal is to mobilize volunteers to serve the homeless 7 days
a week to over 50,000 people each year.
By utilizing multi-cultural volunteers to serve a multi-cultural
population in need through the distribution of healthy meals, Embrace
adheres to its mission by creating opportunities for social and physical
wellness to bring about "A Healthier San Diego®"
In 2012, Embrace served over 25,000 meals and provided thousands of
clothing and blanket donations to homeless veterans and civilians in
need.This would not have been possible without college student and
non-student volunteers logging over 15,000 hours while serving our
homeless veterans and homeless civilians.
Embrace is a nonprofit organization rooted in the promotion of social
and physical wellness programs that serve underprivileged communities
in a variety of ways. Founded in 2000 by CEO Sean Sheppard, Embrace
programs are designed to connect college student leaders to San Diego’s
multi-cultural community in the areas of social and physical wellness
through service learning and volunteerism. The organization is built on
the philosophy that serving less fortunate members of civilian and
veteran communities brings people together - irrespective of their race,
religion or cultural upbringing.