Fri. Sep 29th, 2023

Orange County, Calif. – The Orange County Rescue Mission has announced a vital need for baby items for the homeless families residing at its transitional living facilities.

The nonprofit organization is inviting the community to donate any number of baby diapers, clothing, wipes and food, which are essential to the young children living at the Rescue Mission’s Village of Hope.

Donated items will be shared during the Rescue Mission’s “Christmas in July” event on Friday, July 28, 2023. The annual event serves to provide resident families with a second chance at a holiday celebration and a reminder to the community that donations are needed year-round.

“Sadly, it’s very common for homeless families to miss the holidays in December, and this annual event is a special opportunity for them to make up for lost time,” said Bryan Crain, chief operating officer of Orange County Rescue Mission.

The Christmas in July event aids in keeping spirits high and reminding residents that their futures can be bright. It also serves as a call for critical donations that contribute to the success of residents and combatting hunger in the community.

“The spirit of giving always spikes around the holidays, but for many the struggle continues way beyond that season of generosity. Most people don’t realize how bad some families – especially the children – have it in Orange County,” Crain said. “By summer, we are usually short of resources and still need to provide families in need with hygienic products and basic nourishment.”

Donations can be dropped off at the Rescue Mission’s Village of Hope or delivered directly to Orange County Rescue Mission, 1 Hope Drive, Tustin, CA 92782.

For questions and updates regarding current urgent needs go to or email

About Orange County Rescue Mission

Orange County Rescue Mission’s goal is to minister the love of Jesus Christ to the Least, the Last, and the Lost of our community through the provision of assistance in the areas of guidance, counseling, education, job training, shelter, food, clothing, health care and independent living communities.
The Mission was formed as a faith-based organization in 1963. Since that time the Mission has shared hope through Jesus Christ to those without hope in Orange County. Our programs are designed to give comprehensive services that move homeless men, women and children to self-sufficiency. Its programs and dedication to going above and beyond have earned the organization numerous recognitions including
Charity Navigator’s highest rating of 4 stars.

To make a donation or inquire about volunteer opportunities with Orange County Rescue Mission, please contact (714) 247-4300 or visit

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The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

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