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Project Independence online fundraiser helps build supportive community one step at a time

2022-08-09T02:17:45+00:00September 10, 2020|Press Releases|

The nonprofit Project Independence of Costa Mesa has transformed its 11th annual Walk for Independence into a virtual fundraising event and is inviting participants to walk from Sunday through Sept. 12 and enjoy a live online celebration on the final day. Accessible at proindependence.org, the event will feature short inspirational videos, interactive workout sessions, special guests, easy ways to give online, a virtual auction and more. Walkers can share their own ...

Meals & Dignity For People in OC Affected by COVID-19

2022-08-09T02:17:46+00:00August 28, 2020|From Deb's Desk, Stories|

A newly formed army of local nonprofits, donors, agencies and volunteers are teaming up with Orange County restaurants with a single mission in mind — to deliver some 5,000 fresh meals each week to those hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic. Members of the collaboration Delivering with Dignity Orange County are combining their public and private networks and resources to find individuals and families most in need and provide them the comfort ...

Working to improve access while celebrating 30 years of the ADA

2022-08-09T02:17:46+00:00August 28, 2020|Program Updates|

By DEBRA MARSTELLER | AUG. 10, 2020 The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990. Most of us who were alive at the time remember vividly the sight of people abandoning their wheelchairs and crawling up the 78 marble steps of the U.S. Capitol to make their voices heard. The civil rights law they fought for and won prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public ...

Ian Rice Joins Project Independence Board of Directors

2022-08-09T02:17:47+00:00August 5, 2020|Press Releases|

COSTA MESA, Calif., August 5, 2020 – Accomplished insurance executive Ian Rice of Mission Viejo recently joined the Board of Directors of 43-year-old Costa Mesa-based nonprofit Project Independence that serves people with developmental disabilities in Orange County. Rice is a benefits consultant for Alera Group of Newport Beach.  He has been a founding partner of two employee benefits firms and a tech company that helped make fantasy sports a household ...

Orange County Shows Support For Project Independence And Neighbors With Disabilities, Raising $81,334 In Only 24 Hours

2022-08-09T02:17:47+00:00July 20, 2020|Press Releases, Supporter Updates|

Launched by the Orange County Community Foundation, Project Independence Partnered With Six Other Nonprofits to Host Third Annual Empowering Possibilities Giving Day   COSTA MESA, Calif. (July 20, 2020) — On July 16, Project Independence and six fellow organizations partnered with the Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF) to host the third annual Empowering Possibilities, a Giving Day for Orange County neighbors with disabilities. This 24-hour online effort raised $81,334 in ...

Project Independence Partners With Orange County Community Foundation to Host The Third Annual Empowering Possibilities, A Giving Day For OC Neighbors With Disabilities

2022-08-09T02:17:49+00:00July 2, 2020|Press Releases, Supporter Updates|

Project Independence Joins Six Other Organizations with the Goal of Collectively Raising $70,000 to Support Community Members with Disabilities   Orange County, CA (July 2, 2020) On July 16 Orange County nonprofits will host the third annual Empowering Possibilities, a Giving Day for OC neighbors with disabilities. This 24-hour online effort aims to raise $70,000 in critical funds. Last year’s Empowering Possibilities Giving Day raised $77,387 with participation from more ...

Welcome to our Virtual Walk

2022-08-09T02:17:50+00:00July 1, 2020|Walk 2020|

For the safety of our clients and all of you in our Project Independence Family, we are taking our Walk for Independence online this year. In the days leading up to September 12th, we will continue to post photos, videos and updates on how all of you are celebrating Project Independence including how individuals are counting their steps, best shout outs to PI, and, of course, best costumes. Keep coming ...


2022-08-09T02:17:51+00:00June 12, 2020|Press Releases, Walk 2020|

Fundraiser enables organization to build a community one step at a time Costa Mesa, California, June 12, 2020 – This year, out of an abundance of caution because of the COVID-19 pandemic, nonprofit Project Independence of Costa Mesa is taking the 11th edition of its Annual Walk for Independence online as a virtual fundraising event. The virtual Walk celebration begins now and culminates September 12, 2020. The event will feature ...


2022-08-09T02:17:51+00:00April 17, 2020|Supporter Updates|

Costa Mesa, California, April 17, 2020 – Amid the COVID-10 crisis, IKEA Costa Mesa brightened Easter this year for nonprofit Project Independence of Costa Mesa with boxes of tasty treats destined for the people with developmental disabilities it serves, as well as for its staff. “We recognize the role we can play in helping the many people in our local community during the COVID-19 crisis,” said Vanessa Flores, Loyalty Manager, ...


2022-08-09T02:17:52+00:00March 26, 2020|From Deb's Desk|

Families First Rebate: Per the bill: "For the vast majority of Americans, no action on their part will be required in order to receive a rebate check. This includes many low-income individuals who file a tax return in order to take advantage of the refundable earned income tax credit and child tax credit." For those who have already filed 2018 and 2019 taxes and whose information is up to date and ...

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