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Hunger And Homelessness Awareness events

Boutique Benefit event Sunday

Boutique Benefit will kick off National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week with a dinner and silent auction Sunday to benefit the Laguna Relief and Resource Center.

The event will be from 4 to 7 p.m., at Bistro K in Laguna Niguel, with a no-host bar.

Boutique Benefit has been raising funds for the center for four years though its annual clothing drive and sale.

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To date, the support group has donated more than $50,000 to the center, which was founded after the firestorm nine years ago Wednesday, to provide help to residents who had lost their homes.

Its mission was later expanded to serve low-income families and the homeless.

Most recently, the center is collaborating with the Mercy House and Friendship Shelter to oversee the temporary nighttime homeless shelter at ACT V.

The center also has agreed to open its facility for the homeless to shower.

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National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is a nationwide effort to increase awareness and to encourage support for groups providing assistance to the homeless.

The pre-event ticket price is $50 per person, which can purchased with a credit card at www.boutiquebenefit.com. Tickets may also be purchased at the door for $60.

For more information, call Evonne Kane at 949-661-1236.

Thursday art show set

From 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, an “Outsider Art Show” with works created by homeless artists, will be on exhibit and for sale at Coast Sotheby’s International Realty, 381 Forest Ave., Suite 100.

Faye Chapman will also sign and sell copies of her book, “Faces of the Shadows: Life on the Street.”

There will be live music, and a showing of “You Me the Story of We,” by Joey Valenti. Attendees are asked to bring nonperishable food donations.

Footwear Friday

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Gently used and new footwear and new socks of all sizes can be donated from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 6 at the cobblestones at Main Beach.

Homeless concert

A concert for and by the homeless will be at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Laguna Beach Woman’s Club, 286 St. Ann’s Drive.

Admission is nonperishable food and/or monetary donation.



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