Driven by the Mission

Written by Bambi Hosaka

Bambi Hosaka @ Many MansionsI am in charge of public relations and marketing for Many Mansions. I first heard about Many Mansions when my husband and I were putting together the Conejo Food and Wine event in Thousand Oaks. With all of the proceeds from the event being given to different organizations, we were looking for a deserving charity to give back to. Due to the values of our culture, we were drawn to Many Mansions.

I come from a country with many poor and homeless individuals. While I cannot help them, I feel it is important to help those in the country that I now live in. Considering the growing homeless population in Ventura County, I believe it is very important to help people who are homeless. I know that compared to Los Angeles County, our numbers are still very low. However, Many Mansions has the unique potential to prevent the statistics in Ventura County from rising.

There are not a lot of nonprofit organizations in Ventura County that address homelessness as well as Many Mansions does. Many Mansions not only provides housing, but also various services for residents which really sets us apart from other organizations. Children Services, in my opinion, is probably the best thing that we offer as an organization. The children are our future, and we are lucky enough to have volunteers who run this program for them. I was fortunate enough to not have to rely on a volunteer for my own children, but I can say that these services and extracurricular activities are very beneficial for parents that work multiple jobs and may not have the time or the skills to help their children.

I spend a lot of time out in the community for my work, and I hear many of my positive feelings towards the organization reflected in the words of others. There is some frustration with the waiting list being closed, but I believe it was the right choice to close it. There may be some who react to the long wait negatively, a good majority have been very understanding. I think they understand we do not want to give unreasonable hope to people that are in need.

The mission of Many Mansions is really what motivates me. When I have a bad day at work, I remind myself of the mission, the fact that we are making a difference, and that I’m giving back to the community. People here have the passion for the mission too. They are here because of the mission. We are all working so that we can achieve this mission together.

18 thoughts on “Driven by the Mission

  • May 27, 2020 at 11:11 am

    A wonderful mission and story we need to hear during this time!

  • May 27, 2020 at 11:19 am

    Bambi is the best!

  • May 27, 2020 at 11:33 am

    I love this! Way to go Bambi!
    Keep on rocking in it!!!

  • May 27, 2020 at 11:41 am

    Wow that’s really awesome! Nothing is more fulfilling than being of service in An area you’re passionate about! Well done <3

  • May 27, 2020 at 11:52 am

    Heartwarming story. It’s always good to hear stories like this and makes us want to help as well. More Power to you and to Many Mansions for helping the needy.

  • May 27, 2020 at 3:30 pm

    Love Many Mansions and all that it has done for our community! Bravo Bambi and everyone at this wonderful organization!

  • May 27, 2020 at 4:53 pm

    Bambi lives and breathes the mission. She is so positive and full of light and I know many who have been positively affected by her good work. Great post.

  • May 27, 2020 at 7:24 pm

    This is amazing!

  • May 27, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    It’s so important for an organization like this to be run by those who truly believe in the cause and are compassionate towards the people they serve such as Bambi.

  • May 27, 2020 at 11:35 pm

    You’re the best Bambi. Thank you for your hard work and for inspiring us and the entire Conejo Valley community.

  • May 28, 2020 at 5:38 am

    Bambi is a wonderful leader with a compassionate heart for others. She is phenomenal! I have had the pleasure of serving in the community with Bambi over the years and she is the best representative of the Many Mansions mission. Well done Bambi! Thank you Many Mansions for all you do!

  • May 28, 2020 at 8:32 am

    Good job and very proud of you for supporting this organization.

  • May 28, 2020 at 11:53 am

    Bambi’s sweet disposition complements her dedication to the Many Mansions charter. We need a hundred more of her!

  • May 28, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    Awesome story!! I love all the things you do for the community! Truly a servant of God! Thank you!!

  • May 28, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    I had the opportunity to work with Many Mansions as a high school student, and I absolutely love this organization. Bambi is a light in the community, and Many Mansions is extremely efficient and provides amazing opportunities for those in need. Keep up the good work!

  • May 28, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    Helpful information and great insight, keep fighting the good fight ????????

  • May 28, 2020 at 3:43 pm

    A True Woman for Others! Keep doing what you do. Many Mansions is lucky to have you….making a difference in our community.

  • June 5, 2020 at 6:49 pm

    Love this! I have such wonderful memories from my time at Many Mansions. Miss you Bambi!

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