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Dreams

PROGRAM HISTORY & OVERVIEW

Good Tidings Foundation began back in 1995 as a holiday toy giveaway charity in our Founder's garage. Although we've evolved and have gone on to serve thousands of underserved youth in our key areas of Arts, Education, Athletics and Dreams, we have continued to donate hundreds of toys to children each year during the holidays. Good Tidings has gifted over 50,000 toys in the past 20 years.

In 2006 we added our 'Rock Star Road Trips' program, which introduces teens to influential professionals and leaders in their respective fields on daylong outings to inspire and encourage them to dream big. Often times, inner-city youth cannot picture themselves out of their environment – it is a vicious cycle that holds them down. Rock Star Road Trips expose teens to new possibilities and to mentors that can show them how dreams are made possible. A day spent with influential professionals and leaders makes the idea of dreams tangible and imaginable.

Dreams

Rock Star Road Trips

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Road Trip #9

April 23, 2015

Scott Flansburg the Human Calculator performs at Eastside Prep April 23, 2015.

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Road Trip #8

December 19, 2014

Klay Thompson at Talbots Toyland December 19, 2014.

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Road Trip #7

December 20, 2013

The Warriors' Klay Thompson inspired a deserving boys' basketball team from Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto. Klay met up with the team at Niketown where each player was treated to a new pair of basketball shoes. Over burgers, Klay shared his advice on basketball and life and encouraged the team to dream BIG.

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Road Trip #6

November 25, 2013

Marathon runner Daniel Tapia inspired a group of 40 high school runners from public schools in Salinas to dream big. First stop was Dick's Sporting Goods where each runner was treated to a new pair of running shoes. Then it was off to beautiful Carmel Beach where Daniel shared his tips on running and life and led the kids in a warm-up before their 3 mile coastal run. The day finished with lunch at Daniel's family's restaurant.

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Road Trip #5

April 8, 2013

Well-known Bay Area Street Artists Jurne and Magz taught a group of students the history and beauty of legal street art and murals. The students spent the day making over the LeRoy Neiman Art Center bay door with a beautiful mural of the San Francisco skyline.

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Road Trip #4

November 20, 2012

Warriors Guard Klay Thompson treated an inner-city girls basketball team to an inspiring afternoon of learning and giving. Seven high school students spoke with Klay about life, basketball, goals and the future, taking in his advice on dreaming big. After shopping for Thanksgiving groceries to provide for their families, they were treated to new basketball shoes and socks.

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Road Trip #3

December 6, 2011

New York Yankee CC Sabathia and his wife, Amber spent the day with 19 teens from Vallejo Youth and Family Services. During an outing to Downtown San Francisco, lunch and some shopping, CC bonded with the group and shared his story with them as a way to inspire them.

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Road Trip #2

March 21, 2011

Three time Olympic Gold Medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings hosted the girls volleyball team from Eastside Prep on the campus of Stanford University for a clinic and then lunch at NOLA in Palo Alto.

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Road Trip #1

January 18, 2010

NBA Hall of Famer Nate Thurmond and Warriors Legend Al Attles treated nine of our 2009 Community Service Scholarship recipients to a Warriors game in a luxury suite on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Both role models sat down with the kids where they shared their dreams and aspirations and talked goals.