Share Our Selves offers seasonal programs throughout the year to assist low–income and homeless Orange County individuals and families. Our seasonal programs are primarily organized and run by volunteers and supported by community members, businesses, schools, religious organizations, and community service groups.
First in Family College Readiness Program
Every year, SOS provides assistance to college-bound students from low-income families who are graduating from high school. All of the students will be the first generation in their family to attend college.
Back to School Program
Every August, since 1995, SOS distributes backpacks filled with school supplies to local students. A team of over 200 volunteers work together to fill each bag and organize them for distribution.
Thanksgiving Food Distribution
During the week of Thanksgiving, the SOS Food Pantry fills bags with Thanksgiving food items to distribute to our clients. Bags are stuffed with turkeys, chickens, and additional holiday fare.
Adopt A Family Program
SOS has been linking generous community members with families in need of extra support during the holidays. Families are referred to SOS by Santa Ana and Costa Mesa schools and organizations.