The spring social calendar is overflowing. Here's a preview of a few up-and-coming events.
Beginning Feb. 21 and running through March 13, the Allen Edmonds Store at South Coast Plaza is teaming up with Soles4Souls for a shore trade-in event that will assist people worldwide who cannot afford a pair of shoes.
Here's how it works. Donate any brand of new or gently used men's, women's or children's shoes at Allen Edmonds and then receive $35 off a new pair of Allen Edmonds men's shoes. All of the donated and collected shoes go to Soles4Souls for distribution. Very cool indeed.
Closer to home, when it comes to direct, hands-on assistance for people struggling to make it, one of the O.C.'s most effective organizations is called SPIN, or Serving People In Need. Originally founded more than two decades ago by concerned parishioners at Newport's Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church, SPIN has grown to become one of the most respected agencies in the county finding housing for the homeless and getting them back on track, as well as assisting citizens suffering from substance abuse and other serious life interrupting road blocks.