Donaldson is helping to raise money for the the Costa Mesa-based Someone Cares Soup Kitchen. Due to lack of funding, the organization is facing some tough times providing for its holiday programs. The goal of $40K in 40 Days is to make enough money for:
-400 backpacks for the homeless
-800 backpacks filled with holiday gifts for kids
-The holiday dinner that serves about 1,200 people in need
-Other programs that Someone Cares Soup Kitchen runs throughout the year
There will be a $40K in 40 Days Happy Hour Fundraiser at Woody’s in Newport Beach on Wed., December 9. Attendees can participate in a silent auction. A $20 entrance donation is kindly suggested.
Donations received by December 10 will be matched up to $10,000 by an anonymous donor. However, donations will be accepted until Dec. 20, which is the last of the 40 days. This is not an impossible feat by any means; last year Donaldson raised $30K in 30 days for the soup kitchen. According to Donaldson’s blog, the fundraiser was up to $19,200 as of December 4 and donations were rolling in… So keep them coming! Donations can be made through paypal or check on Donaldson’s website.
Donaldson’s goal was featured in The Daily Pilot, which serves Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. Someone Cares Soup Kitchen doesn’t only help people in need from Costa Mesa; those from Newport Beach, Irvine, and Laguna Beach also benefit from their services. The soup kitchen also provides tutoring for at-risk kids.
The current state of the economy has led more people than ever to the doors of Someone Cares and Donaldson is determined to make sure that the funding is there to meet those needs. Costa Mesa truly prospers as a community from such kind hearts.