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Nonprofit delivers holiday cheer

Project Independence, a nonprofit in Costa Mesa, wrapped and delivered thousands of everyday items to adults with developmental disabilities over the holidays. Along with hundreds of dollars in cash and gift cards, the organization’s volunteers brought games and myriad household products to its clients. Many of the items were donated...
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1. What are Alternative Nonresidential Services (Alternative Services)? Alternative Services is a way for consumers to receive nonresidential services that may have been disrupted by the COVID-19 State of Emergency. Service providers can offer supports that differ from their traditional program design and respond to any new needs and interests...
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Project Independence online fundraiser helps build supportive community one step at a time

The nonprofit Project Independence of Costa Mesa has transformed its 11th annual Walk for Independence into a virtual fundraising event and is inviting participants to walk from Sunday through Sept. 12 and enjoy a live online celebration on the final day. Accessible at proindependence.org, the event will feature short inspirational videos,...
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Meals & Dignity For People in OC Affected by COVID-19

A newly formed army of local nonprofits, donors, agencies and volunteers are teaming up with Orange County restaurants with a single mission in mind — to deliver some 5,000 fresh meals each week to those hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic. Members of the collaboration Delivering with Dignity Orange County are combining...
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Working to improve access while celebrating 30 years of the ADA

By DEBRA MARSTELLER | AUG. 10, 2020 The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990. Most of us who were alive at the time remember vividly the sight of people abandoning their wheelchairs and crawling up the 78 marble steps of the U.S. Capitol to make their voices heard....
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Orange County Shows Support For Project Independence And Neighbors With Disabilities, Raising $81,334 In Only 24 Hours

Launched by the Orange County Community Foundation, Project Independence Partnered With Six Other Nonprofits to Host Third Annual Empowering Possibilities Giving Day   COSTA MESA, Calif. (July 20, 2020) — On July 16, Project Independence and six fellow organizations partnered with the Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF) to host the...
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Project Independence Partners With Orange County Community Foundation to Host The Third Annual Empowering Possibilities, A Giving Day For OC Neighbors With Disabilities

Project Independence Joins Six Other Organizations with the Goal of Collectively Raising $70,000 to Support Community Members with Disabilities   Orange County, CA (July 2, 2020) On July 16 Orange County nonprofits will host the third annual Empowering Possibilities, a Giving Day for OC neighbors with disabilities. This 24-hour online...
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Welcome to our Virtual Walk

For the safety of our clients and all of you in our Project Independence Family, we are taking our Walk for Independence online this year. In the days leading up to September 12th, we will continue to post photos, videos and updates on how all of you are celebrating Project...
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