Local churches are organizing holiday drives to help those in need. The Pacific Coast Church, on 2651 Calle Frontera, is hosting an Adopt-a-Family program. For more information, call Dave Buchan at (949) 489-2600.

Also, the city's former South County Church, now the Living Church of South County and meeting in Mission Viejo, is collecting unwrapped gifts and clothing to take to a mission and several labor camps south of Ensenada, Mexico. This weekend, half a dozen church members will spend time delivering the toys and supplies. Information: (949) 661-1564.

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