Santa Ana is one of a very few cities in Orange County where safe and sane fireworks are permitted on the 4th of July, which is coming up this week on Wednesday. Fireworks are on sale now! The City of Santa Ana has provided us with a list of the non-profit organizations that are selling fireworks this year in Santa Ana and their fireworks booth locations: Continue reading
Senator John Moorlach Selects Mercy House As 2018 Nonprofit of the Year
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 11, 2018
On June 6, Sen. John Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa, took great pleasure in issuing a resolution selecting Mercy House of Santa Ana as the 37th Senatorial District’s 2018 Nonprofit of the Year. The Resolution commends Mercy House “for providing invaluable services to the people of the local area, and applauds it for its long history of community support.” Continue reading
Saturday, May 19 Car Giveaway
One High School Student with Perfect Attendance Will Win a 2018 Chevy Sonic!
Event: One lucky Santa Ana Unified School District high school student, who has had perfect attendance all year long, will be the winner of a brand new car as part of the Perfect Attendance Car Giveaway promotion courtesy of Bruce Hamlin, Owner of Guaranty Chevrolet, located at 711 East 17th Street in Santa Ana.
Every year, Hamlin hosts a celebration in the Guaranty Chevrolet showroom for nearly 816 eligible high school students. “The main reason we do this is to help the community. The more students that attend classes daily, the more educated the student becomes. Those are the people that become good citizens and therefore help the community. I feel it’s beholden on the businesses in each community to help keep our communities strong and safe.” said Hamlin. Continue reading
MOMS ORANGE COUNTY PARTNERS WITH UC IRVINE’S GAVIN HERBERT EYE INSTITUTE TO OFFER FREE VISION SCREENINGS FOR CHILDREN ON APRIL 26
SANTA ANA, Calif. (April 20, 2018) – MOMS Orange County, a Santa Ana-based nonprofit dedicated to helping families have healthy babies, is partnering with UC Irvine’s Gavin Herbert Eye Institute on April 26 to offer free vision screenings to children ages 6 months – 12 years old. Screenings will be offered at 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the MOMS Orange County offices at 1128 West Santa Ana Boulevard in Santa Ana.
EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE AT YOUR ORANGE COUNTY MARKET PLACE
GRAND REOPENING MARCH 31
Costa Mesa, CA – Experience the Difference at your new Orange County Market Place during its Grand Reopening on Saturday, March 31, 2018. Spectra, managers of the OC Market Place, are hosting this free community gathering and relaunch event from 8AM to 3PM.
The Grand Reopening includes a full day of activities featuring a ribbon cutting supported
by the Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce followed by a performance by the Costa Mesa High School Band. The day is dedicated to the Orange County community with a fundraiser and live entertainment event, Taste of the Arts, supporting the Community Outreach Alliance. COA artists will perform on the stage in the South Event Space and host art installations and experiences, alongside a car show with the Cadillac Kings Car Club. Continue reading
City of Santa Ana
The City of Santa Ana is pleased to announce the availability of approximately $792,635 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for nonprofit organizations.
CDBG funding will be available to experienced nonprofit organizations for the provision of public services that qualify under one of the following emphases: Continue reading
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. Hundreds of local American Legion programs and activities strengthen the nation one community at a time. American Legion Baseball is one of the nation’s most successful amateur athletic programs, educating young people about the importance of sportsmanship, citizenship and fitness. The Operation Comfort Warriors program supports recovering wounded warriors and their families, providing them with “comfort items” and the kind of support that makes a hospital feel a little bit more like home. Continue reading
Santa and Helpers to Deliver Gifts to 1,167 SAUSD Students on Dec. 8
Chapman University President Daniele Struppa will play Santa; the effort is organized through Direct Effect Charities
(Dec. 7, 2017) All 1,167 students at Madison Elementary School in the Santa Ana Unified School District will receive personal gifts from Santa Claus and his helpers on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 through Direct Effect Charities, a Chicago-based charity that is currently expanding its hands-on programs to Orange County. Continue reading
Magnolia Science Academy Santa Ana and the Official No One Left Behind Organization is hosting a Santa Ana/OC Community FOOD BANK on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Magnolia Science Academy Santa Ana, located at 2840 West 1st Street, in Santa Ana, from Time: 11 a.m. -1 p.m.
Come join us and bring any one that is interested in receiving FREE food items and books for kids. Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 4, 2017
Santa Claus is Coming to Town for 25th Annual Stuff-A-Bus
The yearly event brings people together to help collect toys for local kids in need during the holidays
ORANGE – Those looking to make Santa’s nice list this year can do so by donating toys at the 25th annual Stuff-A-Bus event on Friday, Dec. 15 at the Honda Center in Anaheim.
The public is encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys or sporting equipment to the Honda Center west parking lot at 2695 E. Katella Ave. in Anaheim from 4:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Toys will be distributed to children in need throughout the community. Continue reading
FOOD SHORTAGE: OC RESCUE MISSION CALLS ON COMMUNITY FOR URGENTLY NEEDED THANKSGIVING DONATIONS
As the holidays quickly approach, the Orange County Rescue Mission is preparing to host its 52nd annual Thanksgiving dinner, which will feed more than 660 homeless families and individuals in the region. Today, the organization has announced an urgent need for food donations from the local community.
“Thanksgiving dinner is an important gathering for both the Village of Hope residents and those living in surrounding areas, many of whom have never had the opportunity to take part in a traditional Thanksgiving dinner,” says Jim Palmer, President of the Orange County Rescue Mission. “We are currently experiencing a shortage of food, and we urgently need the help of the community in order to provide a memorable holiday experience for these men, women, and children in need.”
The Rescue Mission is currently in need of: Continue reading
On Sunday – November 12th the Te-Kenjutsu-Kan Karate-Do Organization is hosting it’s 15th Annual “Adlawan Cup-Food Dive Karate Tournament” at a new venue – Segerstrom High School, located at 2301 W MacArthur Blvd., in the City of Santa Ana.
The fee for all competitors will be $35.00 plus a donation of canned food and a small bag of rice or paper towels. Continue reading
The event will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 3502 S. Susan St., in Santa Ana.
There will be over 75 exotic cars on display including Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Bugattis, Paganis and Koenigseggs. Food, drinks and live music will be available too. Continue reading
This event will feature Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido, who will talk about how Santa Ana is doing. He usually joins his sons and his dad in performing a few traditional Mexican folks songs as well. Continue reading