Submitted by Stephanie Mack
In Season of Giving, Make a Difference by Supporting Local Food Kitchen Serving the Homeless
COSTA MESA, Calif. (Dec. 07, 2009) – While the rest of us worry about finding the perfect Christmas tree or the prettiest wrapping paper, there is a sizeable group of people in Orange County who have a simpler holiday wish: food and shelter. Determined to help these less fortunate individuals, local business owner Corey Donaldson has launched a dynamic campaign to raise $40,000 in 40 days for the Someone Cares Soup Kitchen in Costa Mesa. And thanks to a tremendously generous anonymous donor, any contribution of up to $10,000 will be matched, dollar for dollar.
“We forget that there are plenty of people, right here in our own backyard, who desperately need our help,” said Donaldson, a Costa Mesa resident who began helping the Someone Cares Soup Kitchen last year when the organization was hard-hit by the downturned economy. “There are a lot of misperceptions about the type of people that benefit from the soup kitchen. These are people from cities including Costa Mesa, Newport, Irvine and Laguna Beach who are in a tough spot for some reason or another. Some are simply on a tight budget and can’t afford groceries, and others have lost their jobs due to the economic crisis.”