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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 third annual Empowering Possibilities, a Giving Day for Orange County neigh
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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 effort aims to raise $70,000 in critical funds. Last year’s Empowering Possibi
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IKEA COSTA MESA BRIGHTENS EASTER FOR NONPROFIT PROJECT INDEPENDENCE

Costa Mesa, California, April 17, 2020 – Amid the COVID-10 crisis, IKEA Costa Mesa brightened Easter this year for nonprofit Project Independence of Costa Mesa with boxes of tasty treats destined for the people with developmental disabilities it serves, as well as for its staff. “We recognize the role we can play in helping the many people in our local community during the COVID-19 crisis,” said Vanessa Flores, Loyal
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Meet Bobby Spitzberg, Project Independence Client and Board Member

Project Independence was founded on the belief that people with disabilities possess the potential to live and interact in their communities, and that by listening to the hopes and dreams of people we serve, we can help them. Quite simply, Bobby Spitzberg is unforgettable. People who underestimate him- like judging a book by its cover – do so at their loss. But those who take the time to meet him quickly realiz
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Catalina Island Trip

Access to Adventure participants shouting out a big thank you to The Costa Mesa Foundation and the Foster Family Foundation for their support. A good time was had by all on our trip to Catalina Island!  
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Doe and Stag Candles Partners with Project Independence

Miranda Davidson, owner of Doe and Stag Candles, has generously offered to donate 100% of all profits from the sale of D&S candles and other products to Project Independence in support of their mission of serving over 700 adults with developmental disabilities. “I am part of the Project Independence Family through my brother Jonnie who lives with severe developmental disabilities. Project Independence serves both
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Meet Bobby Spitzberg, Project Independence Client and Board Member

Project Independence was founded on the belief that people with disabilities possess the potential to live and interact in their communities, and that by listening to the hopes and dreams of people we serve, we can help them. Quite simply, Bobby Spitzberg is unforgettable. People who underestimate him- like judging a book by its cover – do so at their loss. But those who take the time to meet him quickly realize that
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Donation helps Costa Mesa nonprofit revive Access to Adventure program

By LOUIS CASIANO JR. | Orange County Register – A Costa Mesa-based nonprofit that serves those with developmental disabilities in Orange County will restart a popular program to provide its clients with outings and social interaction thanks to a $10,000 grant. The money – from the Louis and Gladyce Foster Family Foundation – given to Project Independence this month will help bring back its Access to Adventure p
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Donor Reception 2017

This year Project Independence celebrates 40 years of serving adults with developmental disabilities throughout Orange County. This benchmark would not have been reached without the support of donors and client employers. To celebrate we gathered with our supporters and community partners on May 4th. Family, friends, employers and a broad reach of supporters came together to celebrate with music, food, smiles and lau
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New Project Independence Ad on Born This Way

The ad has been produced by Kernel Productions to run on the 3x Emmy nominated show on A&E Born This Way. This is a show that portrays an ensemble cast of young people born with Down Syndrome as they live their lives, pursuing their passions, realizing their dreams and coping with transitions- just like the rest of us. It starts its second season Tuesday 7/26/16.
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