It’s hard to believe that the fall social calendar is upon us. There are more parties, charitable gatherings, causes and civic affairs than ever. Already there are multiple events on most weekend nights over the next couple of months. So take that, you recession.
Actually, most of the charitable causes in Newport-Mesa are reporting that they are working much harder to earn contributed dollars.
Donation levels have been down across the board. Organizers are reaching out to the community with new and innovative ideas that are keeping nonprofits reasonably healthy as we are hopefully coming out of the worst of the economic downturn.
There are economic forecasts that predict a continued rocky road into 2010; however, the diversity and the strength of the Orange County community, coupled with the commitment and passion of so many citizens contributing to those in need or hoping for a better future, will continue to make a discernible difference in this community.