Embrace is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization rooted in mobilizing college student volunteers to serve less fortunate members of civilian and military veteran communities.
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.
Meet Vinny and Austin, subcontractors for Christian Brothers Flooring. 99.9% of the contractors that volunteer for our disabled veteran home remodels get paid by their respective companies. It's their bosses that are doing the donating by paying their employees to do work that the company is not getting paid for. Vinny and Austin are part of the .01% in that their boss refused to pay them to work on disabled veteran Steven Ellenson's home - yet they laid down all the flooring any way. They volunteered in the truest sense of the word, during the holidays, when money is always an issue. THANK YOU Vinny and Austin. What a tremendous act of kindness and patriotism! We salute you!