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Project Independence helps people with developmental
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Walk For Independence Sponsors Announced

Walk For Independence Sponsors Announced

SPONSORS ANNOUNCED FOR TENTH ANNUAL  PROJECT INDEPENDENCE WALK FOR INDEPENDENCE Sept. 7 event will enable organization to build a community one step at a time Costa Mesa, California, June 3, 2019 – Union Bank and Mitsubishi Electric have stepped up to be among key sponsors of the 10th edition of Costa Mesa-based nonprofit Project Independence’s Walk for Independence that celebrates independent living for people with developmental disabilities throughout Orange County. The 40-year-old nonprofit hopes to raise $100,000 at the upcoming event, which is set for September 7 at Tewinkle Park in Costa Mesa, beginning at 8 AM. More than 400 people are anticipatedRead More

Project Independence Cruising for Adventure

Project Independence Cruising for Adventure

Inaugural Duffy boat cruise bestowed on Project Independence Costa Mesa, California, June 21, 2019 – Thanks to the generous donation of the use of their Duffy boat by the Basil Witt Family and the Louis and Gladyce Foster Family Foundation of Little Balboa Island, cruises through Newport Harbor this summer have been added to Costa Mesa-based nonprofit Project Independence’s Access2Adventure program that provides important confidence-building experiences for people with developmental disabilities. The official launch of this program takes place on Monday, July 1 at 10 a.m. at 1750 Park Ave., Newport Beach, at the public pier located at Park and E. Bay FrontRead More


We serve over 700 people with developmental disabilities in Southern California as they experience life and discover their potential for independence, as every person should have the opportunity to do – regardless of disability.

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OC Marathon

May 5, 2019

Join us again this year at the Orange County Marathon. We will be cheering on all the runners including our teams from Project Independence at the award-winning Water Station Mile 23. Come join us for the fun!

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Walk for Independence

September 7, 2019

Here we go! This will be our 9th Annual Walk For Independence raising support and awareness for the wonderful people we serve. Last year we raised ten of thousands of dollars and celebrated our new community partners including Paul Mitchell, Cane’s, Fluidmaster, Target, Home Depot and so many more. But, most importantly, it was so much fun. We are currently adding to this wonderful list of those who support our mission as sponsors, donors, registrants, exhibitors and volunteers. Join us for the fun! Look for more information under Events. Start your team now and we will see you there!

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