Remland Insurance Collects Holiday Donations for Mary’s Kitchen – 2013
Here at Remland Insurance Services, we have a passion to give back to the community we do business in. More than half of our staff lives in the City of Orange, and work at local non-profit organizations in the area that focus on meeting the needs of the less fortunate living on our City streets. If you recall, last year Remland Insurance Services held a donation collection for the months of November and December where we collected thousands of items for the homeless community here in Orange for the Christmas holiday. This 2013, we are BACK AT IT and have set a goal to collect even more than last year!
But first…let us tell you a little bit about Mary’s Kitchen, the local charity we are proud to partner with this holiday season:
In 1984, 82 year old Mary McAnena helped a homeless woman in Hart Park, Orange, California. This was the beginning of Mary’s Kitchen. In 1994 the Kitchen moved to 517 West Struck in Orange, California. In 1995 the St. Joseph Health System Foundation granted the Kitchen the funds to buy modular buildings. Mary’s Kitchen had a permanent home. Mary’s Kitchen is staffed 100% by volunteers and underwritten by private donations from individuals, churches, local corporations, grocery stores, caterers, students from local schools including Chapman University and others. On average 100 people come to the Kitchen each day for breakfast, a hot meal, a bag lunch to go for dinner, hot showers, clean clothes and attention from caring volunteers who give them hope. Mary passed away in December of 2003 at 100 years old, but her memory lives on weekly as volunteers gather to prepare meals and serve the local community daily. This holiday season; join Remland Insurance Services as we collect donations to re-stock the shelves of Mary’s Kitchen!
“How Can I Help?” you ask…For every new “Like” on the Remland Insurance Facebook Page throughout November and December, we will donate $1.00 to Mary’s Kitchen (up to $500) so be sure to share our page with your friends and family to “like.” If you are local, you can stop by our office and drop off a donation off the list below. These items will be collected and donated to Mary’s Kitchen on December 20th to re-stock their pantry and clothes closet! Join in the holiday fun! Be sure to pass this along to your friends and family, the more donations and “likes” the better we can serve Mary’s Kitchen and the homeless community in our local area!
Donations needed include:
- Sleeping Bags
- Canned Goods
- GOOD Can Openers
- Socks (Men’s and Women’s)
- Shoes (Men’s and Women’s, Closed Toes)
- New Underwear (Men’s and Women’s Cotton)
- Dried/Boxed Goods
- Clothing (Pants, Shirts, Socks etc.)
- Warm Winter Coats
- Toiletries (Travel Size)
- Cleaning Supplies
- Monetary Donations
All donations can be dropped off at Remland Insurance Services office building from November 12th through December 20th during business hours of 8:00am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday (Closed 12-1 for lunch).
636 E. Chapman Ave.
Orange CA 92866
If you’d like to volunteer at Mary’s Kitchen, please call (714) 633-0444