To help us stay positive during these challenging times of mostly bad news, we’re sharing uplifting stories happening right here in Orange County. Be sure to check out the May issue of Orange Coast for many such profiles; in the meantime, we offer a few tidbits to make you happy now. Check our homepage regularly for O.C. Steps Up—anecdotes about your neighbors doing whatever they can to lift the community.
Goodwill of Orange County had to close stores and donation centers, but that didn’t mean the organization stopped serving the community. Goodwill sent its truck drivers to help with distributing food to the people in O.C. who need it most. Coordinating with Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County and the Orange County Food Bank, Goodwill uses eight trucks holding approximately 40,000 pounds of food every day to help.
“This crisis only deepens our commitment to Orange County,” says Nicole Suydam, president and CEO of Goodwill of Orange County. “Rather than allow our trucks and drivers to sit idle during this time of great need, we found a way to collaborate with our nonprofit peers … and get our employees back to work in a meaningful way. We are proud to be a part of this community.”
To learn more about Goodwill of Orange County or to donate money, not items at this time, go to ocgoodwill.org.
For more uplifting stories, head to orangecoast.com/ocstepsup.