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Families give back during SOS service night in Costa Mesa

A week before giving thanks, residents gave back Thursday during the Share Our Selves Family Service Night in Costa Mesa.

The fourth annual event — which is geared toward families with children in elementary, middle or high school — aims to bring the community together to work on projects benefiting people who are homeless and educate youths about the challenges facing those who live in poverty.

Service projects included assembling hygiene kits, writing letters and packing bags of food.

“The amazing response to this event shows how eager families in our community are for opportunities to give back,” Elizabeth Hopkins, SOS special events coordinator, said in a statement. “We feel humbled that we can offer them the chance not just to work on projects that benefit our homeless and low-income neighbors but also educate the next generation of philanthropists about the issues facing Orange County.”

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For more information about SOS, visit shareourselves.org.

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