Hope for the Holidays: CAP-OC invites your participation to assist people in need
BY LANCE A. WILLIAMS, PHD
During the holiday season, we are reminded that it is an occasion to give thanks for our many blessings. But to people in need, the holidays are a time of struggle to feed their families, provide toys for their children, and enjoy this time of goodwill and good cheer.
If you are interested in lending a hand, the Community Action Partnership of Orange County (CAP-OC) invites you to participate in its 2nd Annual Hope for the Holidays community giving program. With its mission of helping to end poverty in Orange County, CAP-OC recognizes that the holiday season is a challenging time for people attempting to make ends meet.
On October 13th, a campaign kick-off dinner will take place at The Playground, one of Santa Ana's coveted restaurants featuring a cocktail reception, silent auction and omakase-style dining. It will be a joyous occasion to start the holiday season with several options for giving. You will hear about Adopt-A-Family, a program that offers donors the opportunity to help provide cheer to the neediest of families. Through Adopt-A-Family, you can donate new clothes, home goods, and kids' toys.
For their Toy Drive, your company or group can help provide toys and necessities to youth and children in need. Gift cards for older youth are also much appreciated. You can also provide funds to purchase needed food staples. Your participation will help well-deserving folks to enjoy a delicious holiday season.
With your donation of $20, the CAP-OC Food Bank will provide a holiday turkey to a needy family. Or, your company/group might want to purchase a flock of turkeys to feed multiple families. Whether you donate $20/100/500, turkeys are always an exciting gift for a family's holiday dinner. Every dollar contributed will purchase as many as four meals.
There are other ways to be engaged. With CAP-OC's help, you and your company/group can create a personal fundraising page to promote this campaign. Your friends, families, and colleagues can conveniently donate online. You can even make it a fun competition and offer help in the process. You'll be glad you did.