Dollies 4 DaughtersSouth County Outreach 2015 – A Year of Giving

January

  • Collect toiletries such as toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, baby wipes, deodorant and toothpaste for local people in need.
  • Contribute a cash donation to fund fresh food. Augment the nonperishable food in the pantry with health vegetables, fruit, meat, milk and other dairy products

February

  • Host a children’s book drive. Our youngest clients read books while their parents complete our paperwork and they get to take the books home.
  • On Valentine’s Day, open your heart to those less fortunate and make a donation in honor of someone you love.

March

  • Assemble spring baskets with toys, games, small stuffed animals and treats for children.
  • When doing your spring cleaning, look for clothing and household items to donate to our Upscale Resale thrift store.

April

  • Collect Mother’s Day gift baskets filled with lotion, picture frames, candles, scented bath soaps and other goodies for our young clients to give to their mothers.
  • Attend our Empty Bowls fundraiser on April 23. Buy a table for your business or group or just bring your friends.

May

  • Gather Father’s Day gift bags filled with wallets, body wash, razors, picture frames and other cool things for our youngest clients to give to their Fathers.
  • Secure an opportunity for a South County Outreach representative to speak at your service group, school, business or other organization to help us grow awareness.

June

  • Organize a summer food drive – this time of year the pantry shelves can get pretty bare – and focus on most-needed foods such as peanut butter, pasta, pasta sauce, bagged beans, bagged rice, canned meats and tuna.
  • Make a commitment to volunteer with South County Outreach. There are opportunities for groups, individuals and corporate team-building.

July

  • Donate back-to-school backpacks filled with school supplies for children living in low-income households. We distribute thousands of backpacks each year.
  • Hold a Christmas in July fundraiser to benefit South County Outreach programs to prevent hunger and homelessness.

August

  • Host a clothing drive, collecting donations of back-to-school clothes and business attire for our clients who are working hard to get jobs or to get better-paying jobs.
  • Support our rental and utility assistance programs with donations to keep local people in need in safe housing, rather than ending up on the streets.

 

September

  • Have a baby shower drive and collect baby items such as diapers, clothes, toys and formula.
  • Invite South County Outreach to have a booth at your fall festival or employee fair to spread the word about our organization.

 

October

  • Hold a Trick-or-Treat so Kids Can Eat food drive, collecting nonperishable items for our pantry as well as donations to fund fresh food purchases.
  • Get a start on the holiday season by hosting a toy drive. Each year hundreds of children receive gifts through our holiday toy donations.

 

November

  • Have your business or group sponsor and decorate a tree for our Festival of Trees fundraiser – it’s fun, creative and a great team-building opportunity.
  • Donate turkeys or grocery store gift cards so people in need can have a happy Thanksgiving.

 

December

  • Participate in our Adopt-A-Family program and sponsor a local family for the holidays, providing them with gifts for the children and the makings for a holiday meal.
  • Attend our Festival of Trees event – you’ll want to see all the elaborately decorated trees and have the chance to bid on one.

 

 

South County Outreach, 7 Whatney, Suite B, Irvine, CA 92618, 949-380-8144, www.sco-oc.org