Please join us this Sunday 3/12/14 at 3:30pm at the Santa Ana Civic Center (680 N. Ross Street, 92701) as we provide and serve a hot meal to the homeless and many families in need in the Santa Ana civic center.  If you would like to help out in any way please call (562) 842-4074 or post on the comments below.

We thank you so much in advance for your generous hearts and love for the less fortunate.

Look forward to seeing you this Sunday.

OFTH Orange County

volunteer@ofth.org

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We all know that Christmas is the season of giving and sharing, it’s that special time of the year when we gather near the Christmas tree and open our gifts,  but for many struggling families in Santa Ana, it can be a down and lonely time. This season can bring despair, isolation, depression and hopelessness to those struggling to survive in this lonely world. Last Sunday, on December 22, a ray of hope and comfort shined through the many volunteers who came to serve, give and show unconditional love to these families. The time, effort and work that you all gave to help make the 4th Annual O.F.T.H. Christmas celebration possible will forever have an impact on these families for generations to come.

IMG_0128A big thank you to the Paz family for making it possible for everyone to enjoy a delicious Mexican dinner from El Toro  Restaurant, and for providing so many gifts and toys for the children and their families!  A big thank you to Santa, the excitement and surprised look on the children’s faces were moments of joy that will forever shape and impact their souls.  A big thank you to the O.C.Church of Christ for your continued generosity and support in providing toys for the children from the Annual Toy Drive!  A big thank you to everyone who donated toys and gift cards, not only were the children impacted by your generosity, but the adults who received gift cards, were just as excited and grateful as well! A big thank you to the volunteers who helped wrapped toys for the children. Lastly, an enormous thank you to everyone who helped make this event possible! Please know that your support, generosity and hard work is valued and appreciated!! Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who came out and supported the event, your generosity, time and love not only gave a ray of hope and comfort to these families, but it fed their souls and spirits with love and joy!

O.F.T.H. is incredibly grateful and blessed to have your support!

 

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We would like to thank you for your extreme generosity in taking the time to help Melissa’s birthday wish come true!! Melissa and many other children at the Santa Ana Civic Center have never been to any theme parks, and most don’t have the resources to celebrate their birthdays.  I know that this memory will stay with Melissa for the rest of her life, and she will always remember her 10th birthday!

 Melissa disneylandBecause of the generosity of our community and church we are able to provide monthly feedings and birthday parties for the homeless and families in need at the Santa Ana Civic Center in Orange County.  As we move into the 4th year of our program, we have had the opportunity to get to know some of these people and the awful situations that led to their current circumstances.  Many of them have been abused or neglected, or have no support or family to help them.  We have made it our mission to not only provide a meal, celebrate birthdays for the kids. but to be their friend, get to know them, comfort, support, and provide resources or guidance when possible.

We invite you to take a few minutes to visit the O.F.T.H blog at http://www.ofth.org and Facebook page ‘Operation Feed the Homeless’, to learn more about our program and how you can be a valuable part of changing lives forever.  Join us as we seek to show compassion, share love, and spread hope.
I join with all our staff in wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We thank you again from our hearts for taking time to support our mission.

Yours sincerely,

Danny Ramirez

Executive Director

-Working with foster kids, at-risk youth and homeless-

We’re excited to announce the OFTH (Operation Feed the Homeless) 4th Annual Christmas Celebration! We are extremely grateful for Santa, who will be there to hand out toys to the young children, and we’re also very grateful for all the volunteers that have given their time and to those who have donated to help support the cause.IMG_7199 We would also like to give a special thank you to the OC Church of Christ for supporting OFTH and giving back to the community! We look forward to serving with you this Sunday, December 22 at 2:30pm at the Santa Ana Civic Center (680 N. Ross St 92701)

As we prepare and plan for year 2014, we would like to humbly request any donations or gifts to help celebrate some of the children’s birthdays. Most of the children at the Civic Center don’t get to have a party or any kind of celebration for

their birthday.Your donation is tax-deductible and can be given on our

website www.icare4ya.org

Thank you again for all you do to support OFTH!

Proverbs 22:9

Happy is the generous man, the one who feeds the poor.

Hello,
Hope this finds you in good health and spirit,
 We are very grateful for everyone that has continued to support OFTH, we are going on our 3rd year and are very excited to celebrate little Melissa’s 10th birthday  We asked her what she wants for her birthday, she said “Disneyland Disneyland Disneyland” she has asked us for a couple of years now, Melissa has never been able to experience the “happiest place on earth” so we thought it would be a good idea to send her and her family to Disneyland for the first time since she’s been doing good in school and a good girl, were going to meet with her teacher and counselor next month just for extra support.
Also Please pray for her, she called us a couple of weeks ago scared, she has to get a brain scan because the doctors are concerned she will start having seizures like her father, after talking with her for about an hour we prayed and encouraged her to have faith, that God will protect her and the doctors will take care of her as well, please pray the scan results come back negative. We are trying to raise $400 to send Melissa, mom and dad to Disneyland in December for her birthday and for the Christmas experience, if you would like to give, you can go to www.icare4ya.org and give there for a tax-deductible donation or if you happen to have any extra Disneyland tickets lying around that would be a blessing.
 Our next visit is on December 1st at 12pm. If we can get enough people to volunteer and enough donations we will throw little Melissa a little birthday party and God willing we will be able to give her the Disneyland tickets for a present.
Feel free to contact us anytime
Thank you so much for your continuous support, it’s really making a difference in their lives.
Danny Ramirez
818 281 1041
“Planting the seed of Love is one of the best gifts you give to a person” 
 

Join us this Sunday at 3 pm on the corner of Civic center and Ross in Santa Ana, It’s been a few months since we served, we are excited to see all of our dear friends, we are proud of the community that we have established there and have talked to some of our friends there throughout the past couple of months, They miss us and are looking forward to seeing you.

If you would like to give any food we will be serving

Chicken

Potato salad, or some sort of side

dinner rolls,

fruit

drinks

Or if you would like to give you can visit our parent website at http://www.icare4ya.org and look for the donate page.

Thank you, look forward to seeing you there.

P.S if you would like to donate any food items or make something, please email us at volunteer@ofth.org

Hello OFTH family,

Join us this Sunday, we will be feeding and throwing 2 birthday parties for little Alan who is turning 8 years old and Liliana who is turning 3 years old. Please Join as we strive to make these birthday parties special and to see their little faces light up with joy when they see a cake with their own names on it and personal gifts for them. Little Alan likes Spider man and Liliana like little princess stuff. This Sunday we

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will have the privilege of being able to throw Little Alan his 3rd birthday party in a row.

If you would like to buy a present, cake, drinks, food give money, pinata or anything to make this birthday party special that would be such a blessing. please let us know if you would like to bring something so we can keep track and make sure everything is covered.

Thank you so much for all your support and generous hearts to keep this going.

Danny Ramirez

Join us this Sunday at 3:30 pm in downtown Santa Ana, were going to start serving every 2-3 weeks again. If you would like to donate or come out feel free to contact us. Hope to see you this Sunday.

Location

Ross and civic center drive, across the street from the Santa Ana library.

Contact us at volunteer@ofth.org

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We all know that Christmas is the season of giving and sharing, it’s that special time of the year when we gather near the Christmas tree, eat turkey and open our gifts.  But for many struggling families in Santa Ana, it can be a down and lonely time. This season can bring despair, isolation, depression and hopelessness to those struggling to survive in this lonely world. Last Sunday, on December 16, 2012, a midst a cold and gloomy day, a ray of hope and comfort shined through the many volunteers who came to serve, give and show unconditional love to these families. The time, effort and work that everyone put in to help make the 3rd Annual O.F.T.H. Christmas celebration possible will forever have an impact on these families for generations to come. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed a delicious turkey dinner served with mashed potatoes, veggies and apple pie provided by La Casa Garcia. The excitement and surprised look on the children’s faces when they saw Santa Claus were

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moments of joy that will forever shape and impact their souls. As the kids observed the Piñata being lifted up in the air, you could see the excitement and anticipation in their eyes!  Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who helped make this event possible! Thank you for donating toys and clothes for the children, not only were the children impacted by your generosity, but each Mom was able to receive a cooking pot and pan, and they were just as excited and grateful! Thank you to the volunteers who spent many hours wrapping over 100 toys and for all the goodies, cookies and cupcakes that were made for the children! Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the event, your generosity, time and love not only gave a ray of hope and comfort to these families, but it fed their souls and spirits with love and joy! O.F.T.H. is incredibly grateful and blessed to have your support!

We wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!

ICARE4YA_OPERATION FEED THE HOMELESS_JANEANE[1]
WE  invite you to take a few minutes to read this and see if you can offer any support. Through love and compassion every act of kindness, no matter how small can radically change the life of a child. Last Sunday at Operation Feed the Homeless in Santa Ana, I spoke to many moms who are struggling to take care of their families. Many of them are single or teen parents or have children with physical or mental health problems. They live in poverty and have little or no support. Most speak little or no english and lack the proper support to access the resources they need. As I listened to them as they were telling me their situations and the challenges they face, it broke my heart to see the desperation in their eyes. I felt like there was nothing I could do. A Mom asked if we had any pots or pans because hers were very old and worn. These Moms deserve so much more for the love, strength and sacrifice they have made to try to give the best they can for their children. OFTH would like to show some love and encourage these Moms in a small way by giving them a durable Pot or Pan so they can cook meals for their kids on secure nontoxic material. We know that this small act of kindness would touch these mother’s hearts and that is why we are asking for your support in our cause to help these families. If you can donate a pot or pan please let me know.In addition to this cause, we are having our normal feeding and Toy Drive to provide Christmas gifts for these families so the kids can have presents to open on Christmas. Any support to help them during this Christmas season is greatly appreciated. You can also give a tax deductible donation to ICARE4YA on our website  www.icare4ya.org or if you would like to help with food that would be a blessing!We thank you in advance in joining us To help make a difference one family at a time.