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

You Can Help

You Can Help I wanted to take a moment to thank all of our nonprofit organizations helping the homeless and disadvantaged in our communities. Also, thank you to our volunteers! If you have downloaded our free phone app on Google Play or The App Store, or have looked on our website, you'll notice that [...]

By |2021-07-28T18:45:15-07:00July 28th, 2021|News|Comments Off on You Can Help

Unity Is Strength

Unity Is Strength As we approach summer, all of us at Volunteer Network OC are encouraged. The spirit of volunteerism increased exponentially during the quarantine, and the Covid-19 positivity rate keeps dropping as the vaccinations are administered. We saw many new volunteers who wanted to help in any way they could. There were many [...]

By |2021-06-03T20:42:24-07:00June 3rd, 2021|News|Comments Off on Unity Is Strength

Some Good News

Some Good News Although, we must recognize all of the lives we have lost during these trying times and we grieve for their families and friends, we finally had great news here in California. Our COVID numbers are declining. Cases are down and our average positivity rate is dropping. Plus, our hospitalization admissions are [...]

By |2021-01-27T20:50:14-08:00January 27th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Some Good News