Donate Your Costume’s to Homeless OC Children
The Orange County Rescue Mission is urgently seeking the community’s help to provide nearly 100 Halloween costumes for its record number of homeless children living at the Village of Hope, the Rescue Mission’s transitional living facility.
Orange County Rescue Mission President Jim Palmer explains that many of these children have experienced traumatic life events that children their age should never have to encounter, which is why creating opportunities to be social and enjoy a common interest among other children their age is crucial to their well-being and development.
The Orange County Rescue Mission is seeking a total of 93 different costumes and up to 500lbs of candy for the upcoming “Trunk or Treat” community event being organized by Mission Bible Church, and taking place on Monday, October 31 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Rescue Mission.
The event, which is open to the public, is a spin on traditional trick-or-treating, where the community comes together and parks their cars in a designated parking lot, turning their trunks into candy stations. The event will feature music, games, prizes, contests, a dunk tank, bounce house, and craft stations for kids, among other activities.
The Orange County Rescue Mission is asking the local community to donate costumes for boys and girls ranging from newborn to 8th grade, including:
Those who wish to donate costumes or candy may drop off donations at the Orange County Rescue Mission’s Village of Hope located at 1 Hope Drive in the city of Tustin, California or contact Kayleigh Roenicke at 714-247-4374. The donation warehouse is open between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
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