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Essentials for Young Lives Drive Collects More Than 117,000 Baby Items

June 17, 2008|By Carolyn Baker/Community Correspondent

DeLaurie went on to share comments from one of the mothers in the program, “Wow, I can’t believe people did this for us. This is so great, now that they gave me some diapers I can buy the shoes I needed for work.”

Donated items for the Essentials for Young Lives Drive were distributed to the following HomeAid service provider partners that assist families and children: Anaheim Interfaith Shelter; Casa Teresa; Families Forward; Fullerton Interfaith Emergency Service; H.I.S. House; Human Options; Interval House; Isaiah House – Catholic Worker; Laura’s House; Mary’s Shelter; Mercy House; Orange County Rescue Mission; Precious Life Shelter; Shelter for the Homeless; and Women’s Transitional Living Center.

Essentials for Young Lives will be an annual event. For more information or to get involved in the 2009 program e-mail info@homeaidoc.org or call (949) 553-9510.

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About HomeAid Orange County

HomeAid Orange County is the founding chapter of a national non-profit organization with the mission to build dignified housing where homeless families and individuals can rebuild their lives. Founded in 1989 by the Orange County Chapter of the Building Industry Association of Southern California, HomeAid acts as the housing developer and liaison between service providers, community volunteers, builders and specialty contractors. With four projects currently in development, to date the organization has completed

Forty-one housing developments that serve victims of domestic violence, pregnant homeless women, abused and abandoned children, homeless adults living with HIV/AIDS and homeless families. www.homeaidoc.org

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