SHERIFF SANDRA HUTCHENS TO CHAIR 2011 ESSENTIALS FOR YOUNG LIVES DONATION DRIVE

County-Wide Campaign Collects Items for Homeless Families with Children

February 22, 2011 (Anaheim, CA) – Today HomeAid Orange County announced Sheriff Sandra Hutchens will Chair their 2011 Essentials for Young Lives Donation Drive in Orange County. Organized by HomeAid, in partnership with the Children and Families Commission of Orange County, the annual campaign will take place the week before Mother’s Day, May 2-6, and will collect essential items such as diapers and other baby supplies.

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ANAHEIM DUCKS FANS JUMPSTART ESSENTIALS FOR YOUNG LIVES DONATION DRIVE

Over 17,000 Diapers Collected the Honda Center

February 25, 2011 (Anaheim, CA) – To kickoff HomeAid Orange County’s Essentials for Young Lives donation drive, in partnership with the Children and Families Commission of Orange County, Anaheim Ducks fans brought diapers to the Honda Center on Wednesday evening. Through the National Hockey League’s Hockey for Huggies initiative, a total of 17,106 diapers were collected and will be donated directly to HomeAid’s 2011 Essentials for Young Lives.

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WHOOPING-COUGH OUTBREAK BRINGS TIGHTER LAW IN 2011

Begining in the fall of 2011, all children in 7th through 12th grades planning to attend public or private school must submit proof they’ve received a booster shot to guard against whooping cough, also known as pertussis. Landon Hall, reporter for the Orange County Register, writes about one of the most important health-related laws taking effect in California in 2011.

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