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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (949) 553-9510.