More than 300 people kicked off a local nonprofit’s service campaign over the weekend, with the hope to end homelessness for Orange County kids.
Camp Project Hope was held Sunday at the Chuck Jones Center by 24 carrots at South Coast Collection (SoCo) in Costa Mesa.
The event jump started Project Hope Alliance’s “Hope for 500” campaign, aimed at ending homelessness for 500 children and their families in Orange County by the end of 2014.
The local charity helps homeless and unstably housed children and their families in Orange County, including in the Newport-Mesa area, through education, support services and community advocacy.
The outdoor event included food, art, music, and family-friendly activities.
A 214-square-foot interactive motel display was also on hand to demonstrate how many families live in Orange County.
Guests also learned more about the Project Hope Alliance’s goals for the year and heard a message from the organization’s Executive Director, Jennifer Friend, who shared her story as a motel kid.
For more information, visit projecthopealliance.org.