Volunteering Christmas Eve Morning

Christmas is a time for giving and sharing and our monthly volunteer event, Helping Hands-Friends of VNOC , did not disappoint! The cold weather and fog couldn’t keep them from volunteering on Christmas Eve morning at the Crossing Church in Costa Mesa. Colorful handmade beanies, blankets, sleeping bags and over 140 pairs of Bombas [...]

By |2022-12-28T20:31:03-08:00December 28th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Volunteering Christmas Eve Morning

2022 Homeless Persons’ Interreligious Memorial Service

The Seventh Annual Orange County Homeless Persons’ Interreligious Memorial Service was held Wednesday night. The service commemorated the 492 lives of our neighbors who were experiencing homelessness and died on our streets this past year. We attended the service and found it to be a meaningful opportunity to show some love and compassion for [...]

By |2022-12-28T17:30:53-08:00December 28th, 2022|News|Comments Off on 2022 Homeless Persons’ Interreligious Memorial Service

New Addition to Our Board

We are proud to introduce our new board member, Darrick Garcia. Darrick brings to Volunteer Network OC a wealth of experience and wisdom that will help us achieve our goals to serve disadvantaged members of our community and to encourage getting involved through charitable work. We believe an active community that is compassionate and [...]

By |2022-11-02T22:13:12-07:00November 2nd, 2022|News|Comments Off on New Addition to Our Board

New Board Member

New Board Member We would like to introduce you to our new board member Aurea Lawson. Aurea grew up in Oklahoma and decided to come to California in 2014 to pursue career opportunities. Aurea always had it in her heart to help others, having volunteered at the children's museum in Oklahoma, as well participating [...]

By |2022-10-12T21:03:14-07:00October 12th, 2022|News|Comments Off on New Board Member

Responding to Child Poverty

Responding to Child Poverty Our lives these days are traveling at “freeway speeds” if not at NASCAR speeds, with no low gear to slow us down. So, stopping, is more like the annoyance of the bug on the windshield as we turn on the windshield wipers and keep moving forward. It just does not [...]

By |2022-09-14T17:17:56-07:00September 12th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Responding to Child Poverty

Thank You For Your Support

I wanted to thank everyone for attending our First Annual Par 4 The Cause Charity Golf Challenge. It was a great day. We started out greeting our golfers. They were in for a wonderful day of golfing at Strawberry Farms Golf Course. Jason of 19th Hole Productions made sure everyone had a great time. [...]

By |2022-08-18T20:10:08-07:00August 18th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Thank You For Your Support

Clothing Donations at Clothing the Homeless

I am often asked how and where donations of clothes and other items that are needed by those we serve. As I was cleaning out my mother’s house after she passed away, I was looking into that same issue. I contacted one of the organizations we have on our website, Clothing the Homeless. I [...]

By |2022-06-21T18:24:35-07:00June 20th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Clothing Donations at Clothing the Homeless

Homeless Persons’ Inter-Religious Memorial Service 2021

Homeless Persons' Inter-Religious Memorial Service For thirty-one years, the National Coalition for the Homeless, the National Consumer Advisory Board, and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council have promoted an annual event to remember our neighbors who have died homeless during the year. In Orange County, the memorial service is now in its 6th [...]

By |2021-12-15T04:39:09-08:00December 14th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Homeless Persons’ Inter-Religious Memorial Service 2021

Our Blessings Count

Our Blessings Count As the holidays are approaching, I find myself thinking more about individuals and families without a place they call home. I realize how blessed we really are to have our family and friends to share Thanksgiving dinner and celebrate the holidays with. Recently I visited a family member in Portland Oregon. [...]

By |2021-11-18T20:20:06-08:00November 18th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Our Blessings Count