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May 26, 1990 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
Share Our Selves will be allowed to keep its dental clinic at the Rea Community Center at least until next January while the rest of the organization relocates, according to an agreement reached with the City Council this week. "That was a crucial point with us," said Jean Forbath, founder and executive director of SOS, which provides emergency food, clothing and financial assistance to about 5,000 Orange County families.
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December 25, 2006 | Jennifer Delson and Mai Tran, Times Staff Writers
The De la Luz family will not be taking pictures next to a Christmas tree, opening presents or sitting down for a homemade turkey dinner today. Instead, Maria de la Luz will be tending her youngest child, who suffers from a rare blood disease, then lugging him and three other children onto a bus to St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, where their father is battling leukemia. "For us, it's hard to think of Christmas," said De la Luz, 29, her face lined with worry. "All I do is think.
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November 6, 1989
Share Our Selves of Costa Mesa, a nonprofit, all-volunteer agency that responds to the emergency needs of Orange County's poor, has asked restaurants to donate food to the agency. Jean Forbath, SOS director, cited a "tremendous need" for prepared food for the homeless and noted that a number of Orange County restaurants, caterers and food services already donate excess food to the agency, but more is always needed.
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October 9, 1997 | JULIO V. CANO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Some call them guardian angels, others a safety net or simply people who care. By whatever name, for 27 years Share Our Selves has been providing emergency food, funds and shelter to the poor and homeless. Through the help of volunteers and private donors, the organization has toiled with little fanfare. Now its work on retrieving surplus food from restaurants and markets has caught the attention of Foodchain, a national network of hunger relief programs.
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August 27, 1991 | SHANNON SANDS
Monday was an ordinary day at the local social service outfit Save Our Selves. Children played while their parents waited for bags of groceries. Volunteers passed out checks for lodging, medical care and other needs. But behind the scenes, inside the onetime light industrial building that now houses the agency, there was a changing of the guard. Jean Forbath, founder of the 20-year-old charity, turned over the reins to her successor, Barbara Considine.
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February 14, 1990 | LESLIE EARNEST
Share Our Selves, the charity forced to relocate to an industrial area at the edge of Costa Mesa because of protests from residents of that town, now faces a campaign launched by Newport Beach residents to keep the organization away from their city border. "Already it's starting--from Newport," said Jean Forbath, founder and executive director of the 20-year-old organization.
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April 28, 1994
A charity that feeds thousands of hungry people each month was hit by burglars last weekend and lost a van, computer and copier. Karen McGlinn, director of Share Our Selves, said that thieves broke through the wall of the building at 1550 Superior Ave. "They backed our van up to the door and just filled up," McGlinn said. "It was very disappointing." A volunteer discovered the break-in Saturday afternoon and police are now investigating, she said.
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April 10, 1992 | TERRY SPENCER
A Costa Mesa clinic that provides free medical and dental services to the working poor was the top winner Thursday in the 35th Annual Disneyland Service Awards at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim. Share Our Selves, which provides health care to 1,800 low-income people each month, received $50,000 from Disneyland, which bestowed $300,000 in awards to 63 Orange County charities. More than 460 groups were nominated.
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July 15, 1992
Barbara Considine, the executive director of Share Our Selves, Orange County's largest charity, has resigned after one year on the job to pursue a graduate degree in communications. Considine will continue to work with the organization while a search is initiated to hire a replacement, the charity's Chairman Jack Glaser said. "We regret Barbara's decision to leave," Glaser said, "but we respect her desire to change careers at this time.
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April 26, 1993 | LYNDA NATALI
Jean Forbath, founder of Share Our Selves charity, was surprised to learn she had taken top honors in an award program sponsored by a local pizza restaurant. For her work providing food, clothing and medical care for the poor, she was named the winner of BJ's Chicago Pizzeria's Christmas Spirit Search, which recognizes people who spread the Christmas spirit 365 days a year. "I never dreamed my work would be acknowledged in such an unusual way," Forbath said.
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April 2, 1997 | JOHN CANALIS
Jean Forbath, founder of Share Our Selves, which provides an array of services to the poor, sick and hungry, has won an award from a service organization that honors volunteers. The Orange Empire Sertoma Club will bestow its Service to Mankind Award on Forbath for her work at Share Our Selves, which she founded in 1970.
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October 28, 1995 | SARAH KLEIN
Three hundred wide-eyed youngsters wound their way Friday through a dark maze in which they were accosted by a woman with snakes for hair, a man whose head was trapped in a bird cage and a ghoulish dog, all there to give them a bit of a Halloween fright. Led by 20 student volunteers, the youngsters also had a chance to touch witch eyeballs, monkey ears and zombie flesh--grapes, dried apricots and gelatin.
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April 28, 1994
A charity that feeds thousands of hungry people each month was hit by burglars last weekend and lost a van, computer and copier. Karen McGlinn, director of Share Our Selves, said that thieves broke through the wall of the building at 1550 Superior Ave. "They backed our van up to the door and just filled up," McGlinn said. "It was very disappointing." A volunteer discovered the break-in Saturday afternoon and police are now investigating, she said.
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April 26, 1993 | LYNDA NATALI
Jean Forbath, founder of Share Our Selves charity, was surprised to learn she had taken top honors in an award program sponsored by a local pizza restaurant. For her work providing food, clothing and medical care for the poor, she was named the winner of BJ's Chicago Pizzeria's Christmas Spirit Search, which recognizes people who spread the Christmas spirit 365 days a year. "I never dreamed my work would be acknowledged in such an unusual way," Forbath said.
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October 8, 1992 | LYNDA NATALI
It was 1:30 p.m., only 30 minutes after Share Our Selves Medical Clinic opened its doors, and nurse practitioner Cheryl Villasenor was calling patient No. 25. As she took the young woman's blood pressure, standard procedure before seeing the doctors, the waiting room reverberated with the sounds of crying babies, coughing and the buzz of an overhead television set.
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July 15, 1992
Barbara Considine, the executive director of Share Our Selves, Orange County's largest charity, has resigned after one year on the job to pursue a graduate degree in communications. Considine will continue to work with the organization while a search is initiated to hire a replacement, the charity's Chairman Jack Glaser said. "We regret Barbara's decision to leave," Glaser said, "but we respect her desire to change careers at this time.
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June 2, 1990 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Abel Garcia sat in the cramped offices of Share Our Selves on Friday awaiting his turn for a bag of food that would help make ends meet for his family of eight. "Do you know anywhere else to go to get food or clothes quickly?" Garcia asked. It was a question on the minds of many of the hundreds of needy clients who passed through the doors of SOS on its last day of operation at the Rea Community Center.
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February 25, 1990 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The directors of Share Our Selves will appear before the Planning Commission on Monday night to seek a permit for a building on Superior Avenue, which the directors hope will become a permanent home. The 12,000-square-foot building at 1550 Superior Ave. bordering Newport Beach had been considered as a location for the group and found suitable by a majority of the City Council. But SOS directors fear that an outcry from prospective new neighbors might sway the council to reconsider.
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April 10, 1992 | TERRY SPENCER
A Costa Mesa clinic that provides free medical and dental services to the working poor was the top winner Thursday in the 35th Annual Disneyland Service Awards at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim. Share Our Selves, which provides health care to 1,800 low-income people each month, received $50,000 from Disneyland, which bestowed $300,000 in awards to 63 Orange County charities. More than 460 groups were nominated.
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March 30, 1992 | DONNETTE DUNBAR
The owner of an auto shop held a charity luncheon Sunday, celebrating a two-month food drive that raised 4,000 cans of food for the homeless and the needy. About 50 people--many of them jobless, homeless or both--feasted on free potato salad, franks and beans, lemonade and a choice of three ice cream flavors in the garage of BCM Automotive on Superior Avenue.
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