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19th Annual Back to School Program

August 2014

This summer, Share Our Selves (SOS) will distribute over 2,500 backpacks filled with school supplies to Orange County students from low income families through the 19th Annual Back to School Program. We need your help to meet this goal! SOS is collecting donations of new backpacks, school supplies, hand sanitizer, gift cards for school uniforms, lunch bags, etc.

Please help Share Our Selves send kids back to school with a great start! A positive beginning to the school year can have an important impact on each student’s success.


  • $25 will provide 5 children with a new backpack
  • $50 will provide 10 children with a new backpack
  • $100 will provide 20 children with a new backpack
  • $250 will provide 50 children with a new backpack
  • $500 will provide 100 children with a new backpack

How To Donate

  • Through our website
  • Mail a check made out to Share Our Selves to:
    1550 Superior Avenue
    Costa Mesa, CA 92627

If you are in need of assistance and would like to sign up for this year’s Back to School Program, you can register at SOS in person August 4-22. Please bring your ID and proof of address. You will be given a time to come back and pick up your backpack between August 27-29. Families will receive two backpacks maximum.

For more information on donating supplies or registering for a backpack, please contact:

Veronica Rodarte

OC Fair We Care Wednesday School Supply Drive

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
12:00pm – 3:00pm
OC Fair & Event Center

We are thrilled to be a part of the OC Fair’s We Care Wednesday School Supply Drive, benefitting SOS. A school supply donation of $5 with receipt (required) or more will get you free admission to the fair and one carnival ride. See you there!

Items Accepted: pens, pencils, crayons, notebooks, notebook paper, backpacks, colored pencils, markers, pencil boxes, pocket folders

Giving Guidelines:

  • Ride together + give together – carpooling is highly encouraged.
  • Prepare to arrive early to donate items at BLUE / GREEN / YELLOW gates.
  • Donate between noon – 3 pm.
  • Guest must be present with donation to receive FREE ticket.
  • Guest will receive one ticket and one carnival ride per person.
  • Total party must be present to donate.
  • Free tickets will not be issued after 3 pm.
  • Late arrivals (after 3 pm) will be required to pay general admission.
  • No drop-off donations accepted at the main gate turn around.

24th Annual SOS Celebrity Chef Dinner & Auction

Friday, November 7, 2014
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach

You’re invited to join us for the join us for the 24th Annual Celebrity Chef Dinner! The event highlights a talented group of outstanding local chefs who are committed to providing for those in need in Orange County. The dinner features exquisite food paired with specialty wines, a silent auction, and a live auction in which the chefs offer exciting one-of-a kind dining packages. Proceeds from the event benefit the SOS Food Pantry, which collects retrievable food from restaurants, grocery stores, bakeries, and caterers to distribute to low income Orange County residents.

If you or your business is interested in donating an auction item, please click here.

Confirmed Chefs To Date:

Wine Sponsors To Date:

For more information about the event, please contact Elizabeth Hopkins at 949.270.2137 or