THRIVE FUNDRAISING EVENT
JINGLE & MINGLE
For 40 Days // Nov 29 – Jan 7 // Open House on Dec 8th
1501 East Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach, CA. 92661
What is it?
It’s 40 Magical Nights (November 29 – January 7; dusk to 11:00p.m.) of beautiful and festive Christmas lights and displays to unite the community in purpose with a fun and positive experience. It is also an initiative to raise much needed funds for OC United’s Thrive program and raise awareness not only to the Thrive Program but to also introduce OC United to the Newport Beach community.
Please come and see it! This is no ordinary neighborhood light display, it’s an experience you will want to bring your friends back to see and share photos of on your Instagram story! Trust us!
Christmas Treats, Activities, & More!
It’s a community Open House on Sunday, December 8th from 6 pm – 9 pm designed to bring the Newport neighbors together with current OC United friends and supporters for an amazing night featuring …… Santa! Stop by to say hello, bring your kids and your family and friends who act like kids.
In addition to Santa, there will be hot chocolate, espressos, hot cider and Irish Coffees for the adults. For your sweet tooth there will be a dessert bar, candy bar and Christmas cookie decorating for the kids. Grab some fresh popped popcorn and listen to the carolers as you enjoy the beautiful lights and displays.
Empower the Vulnerable
Learn about OC United’s commitment to serving the needs of aged-out, former-foster youth and inviting the community to partner with them in this very important mission. Please join us, you may even have some snow fall on you if you press a certain red button!
OC United will be accepting donations online and cash donations on sight at the Jingle and Mingle Open House and 40 day light show. All online donations will be tax deductible. Please consider uniting with us in purpose this holiday season to benefit OC United’s Thrive Program.
Omar is a 19 year old young man who lives in our men’s THRIVE Home. He is a eldest of 8 siblings. Omar is currently finishing up his high school diploma and actively involved at his church. He loves skateboarding, listening to music, spending time with friends, and cars. He has a playful and kind demeanor and a great sense of humor.
He dreams of becoming a police officer one day and being a man in his community that stands up for what’s right and advocates for fellow individuals from foster care.
Your donation provides the necessary funds for vital programs that are empowering former-foster youth like Omar to thrive and launch into successful independence!