Someone Cares Gala
WEB-EXCLUSIVE: The Someone Cares Soup Kitchen 24th Annual Fundraising Gala will feature live music, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, and a silent auction.
|Someone Cares Soup Kitchen
24th Annual Fundraising Gala
June 12, 2010, 6-9 p.m.
720 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa
For Tickets: 949.548.8861
Someone Cares Soup Kitchen has been helping feed Orange County for 24 years, ever since Merle Hatelberg founded the organization in 1986. Every day, Someone Cares provides meals to over 450 people. Of those who depend on the kitchen’s hunger relief efforts, 25% are families with school-aged children, 30% are homeless, 20% are working poor or unemployed, 10% are mentally or physically challenged, and 15% are senior citizens.
However, the kitchen’s current Costa Mesa location wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for So Ching Lee, who helped Hatelberg acquire the building 14 years ago. Lee’s children, Wing Lam, Ed Lee and Mingo Lee, went on to found Wahoo’s Fish Tacos and kept their mother’s relationship with this charitable organization alive. On June 12, the Lee family will be honored at this year’s 24th annual fundraising gala, which also serves as a celebration of Hatelberg’s birthday. The event will recognize the Lee family’s continuing commitment and involvement with Someone Cares, one of the most important nonprofit organizations in its community.
This year’s Hawaiian-themed gala will take place at the Costa Mesa facility and will feature live music, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, and a silent auction. The gala is vital to the organization’s fundraising efforts. Tickets are $100 and all proceeds go towards the Someone Cares Hunger Relief and Tutoring Programs. Someone Cares hopes to raise $86,000 in order to support their services.