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May 11, 2011
This is one event that folks look forward to all year long. More than 650 citizens converged upon the Halecrest Swim and Tennis Club in Costa Mesa last week to sample "Wild and Crazy" tacos prepared by 28 local star chefs. It was the 18th annual Share Our Selves (SOS) "Wild &Crazy Taco Night" with an amazing array of culinary delights all donated, helping to raise $34,890 in support of the SOS Orange Aid Project. Orange Aid, founded by restaurateurs Hal Rosoff and Michael Kang , food columnist Marla Bird , Taco Bell executives John Martin and Jonathan Blum and SOS former executive director Karen McGlinn collects food from restaurants, grocery stores, caterers and bakeries to distribute to local low income residents.
March 31, 2011
Donald Eugene Turner passed away on March 16, 2011 with his beloved companion of 25 years, Dorothy Gray at his side. Donald was born on April 16, 1922 in Portland, Oregon, and spent his early years in Wisconsin, and then settled in Southern California. A longtime member of Newport Beach Country Club, he enjoyed golf with his friends. He loved his weekly bridge game, and riding his bike on the many local bike trails with his buddies and family. He was a long time volunteer at SOS (Share Our Selves)
By B.W. Cook | October 22, 2010
"Twenty years of success committed to the caring and feeding of people is a moment of greatness long to be treasured," commented Karen McGlinn , executive director of Share Our Selves. The 20th anniversary Celebrity Chef Dinner unfolded Oct. 9 at the Hilton Hotel, Costa Mesa, attracting a sold-out crowd coming to experience one of the most important dinner events on the Orange Coast. For more than two decades the SOS Celebrity Chef Dinner has become a fall tradition that embodies the best spirit of philanthropy in Orange County.
By Mona Shadia, | June 29, 2010
Share Our Selves is looking to fill 1,600 backpacks by Aug. 16 to give children from low-income families a fresh start in the new school year. The Back to School project provides children with items like pens, paper, clothes and shoes. "There's a good amount of people that regularly choose this program to help the children, from churches to seniors and clubs," said Vanessa Ontiveros, social services operation manager for SOS. "There are some that work on it throughout the year and know that this is an annual event and it's coming up."
By Elizabeth Evans | March 29, 2010
Share Our Selves Free Medical Clinic received the 2009-2010 Community Outreach Immunization Award, Honorable Mention, from the American Pharmacists Association.┬áThe award was given in recognition of Share Our Selves’ extraordinary contributions toward improving the community’s vaccination rates.┬áMary Ann Huntsman, Pharm D, SOS Director of Pharmacy, accepted the award on March 14, 2010 at the APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington DC. “The APhA Immunization Champion Award was a wonderful validation of the work done at Share Our Selves to improve the health of our community,” stated Dr. Huntsman.
November 30, 2009
The fourth annual Share Our Selves Festival of Trees open house will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa, 3050 Bristol St. No reservations are required for the free evening, which includes a handbell choir from St. John the Baptist church, visits with Santa, children’s activities, and a reading by Steve Breen, author of “The Secret of Santa’s Island.” The Festival of Trees is known for its many holiday trees, decorated by a team of volunteer designers and trimmers.
By Candice Baker | November 23, 2009
Share Our Selves is celebrating 40 years of benevolence, with the ruby anniversary of its Adopt A Family program. “It started with some women making sandwiches in their kitchen and giving them to migrant workers,” longtime Adopt A Family volunteer and Coordinator Pat Kramer said. “And just look at where we are now.” Last year, more than 7,000 children and their families were given holiday cheer by the Adopt A Family program. More than 1,650 local families are in need of gifts and food in 2009.
By B.W. COOK | May 8, 2009
Orange County super Republican Tom Fuentes invited the political power base to breakfast at the Balboa Bay Club & Resort this week to welcome the grandson of late President Richard M. Nixon. In Newport Beach on business, Christopher Nixon Cox, 30, addressed the breakfast conference expressing his opinions on the state of the nation and the direction of the Obama administration. “Higher taxes hit the poorest people hardest,” said the young attorney who is in private practice in New York City and is also involved in raising equity for major capital investment.
May 8, 2009
Submitted by Gayle Haskell St Andrew's Presbyterian Church Rummage Sale will be held May 14, 15, 16 this year. Started over 40 years ago by the Women's fellowship it has grown into the biggest and best of rummage sales. From the Silent Auction with antiques, art and glassware to bicycles, clothes,and furniture the sale has something for everyone. With over 6000 square feet it is an amazing sight for a first timer. In the last few years the sale has generated well over a hundred thousand dollars that are all donated to charities such as Royal family kids camp, Teen Challenge, Shalimar Learning center, Fish and SOS. Come check it out, buy a treasure and have your money go to a worthy cause If you are a serious Antique shopper or bargain shopper you may want to come Thursday, May 14, from 3pm -8pm and pay a $3.00 donation.
By Matt Brown | November 14, 2008
Linda Leach looked focused as she stood on a step ladder trying to maneuver a decoration at the top of a nearly 8-foot Christmas tree inside a ballroom at the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa hotel. Leach, who owns the Newport Beach-based Trinity Bay Interiors design company, was having fun putting her talents to use for a good cause Friday, but like most designers she wanted to make sure every detail was accounted for. Leach was there to lend her expertise again to the third annual “Festival of Trees” fundraiser for Costa Mesa nonprofit Share Our Selves.
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