|Past Events - 2013
Homeless Feedings: our kids are continuing strong with not only the
feedings, but coming up with ideas to take care of needs such as, passing
out raincoats during the rainy season, handing out flowers (donated by
Trader Joe's) during Mother's Day and much more! So proud!!
Christ Our Redeemer Church's Martin Luther King Jr Celebration
Jan 2013. First Drops was among a group of panelists showcasing how
youth groups are making strides in improving their local communities.
World Interfaith Harmony Film Festival
Feb, 2013. Our group won the prize for the youth short film "Interfaith
Carol". Written, produced, directed, filmed completely by our youth on
March, 2013. The children enjoyed reading about the Exodus and eating a
wonderful Passover meal served by our Jewish friends.
March, 2013. We were invited by the Irvine Iranian Parents Association to
partake in the Persian New Year festival.
Easter Mass at the Episcopalian Church in Tustin
We were invited for Easter Mass and afterwards an Easter Egg hunt.
Big Sunday Weekend
May 4, 2013. We made 70 flower pots with colorful paper flowers and
filled with toiletries for homebound seniors with the Meals on Wheels
4th Annual Mother's Day Interfaith Celebration
May 5, 2013. What a beautiful evening celebrating the Golden Rule!
First Drops-Spirit In Action Award at the Garden Grove, Stanton,
Westminster Interfaith Council
May 18, 2013. We were honored for the Spirit in Action Award and
several Award of Achievements by Congress, the Assembly, City of
May 19, 2013. Wow! Turkey right here in the OC. There were hundreds
of dance performances, shopping booths and food varieties. Plus life size
replicas of famous sites.
Aug 7, 2013. A great celebration marking the end of Ramadan with
merchants, food and crafts for the kids.
OC MLK Jr. 50th Anniversary Rally & March
Sept 1, 2013. Sasscer Park, Santa Ana. First Drops performed "We Are
World Peace Pilgrimage to Mt. Baldy
Sept 1, 2013. What a moving experience involving a great hike and
First Annual Building Our Community with Interfaith Harmony
Sept. 11, 2013. What an amazing evening of prayers and songs held at
the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints in Irvine.
Irvine Global Village Festival
Sept. 28, 2013. The kids performed "Global Connection" for a packed
World Religions tent. Lots of fun!
25th Annual CROP Interfaith Hunger Walk
Oct 27, 2013. Newport Beach Back Bay
South Coast Interfaith Council's Thanksgiving Celebration &
Nov. 17, 2013. First Drops received an award for their service to the
Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council's Thanksgiving Celebration
Nov 24, 2013. First Drops performed a spoken word for their
Site Visit: Episcopal Church of the Messiah
Dec 24, 2013. What a beautiful celebration of Christmas at midnight mass!
|Past Events - 2012
Homeless Feedings: we made strides in developing and continuing a
regular schedule for the kids to come out and feed the homeless!!
Special Projects: Thank you to our friends at Sri Sathya Sai Hindu
Organization for including our kids during their Saturday morning bagged
lunch preparations at Isaiah House! These kids are up at 6 AM ready to
serve every Saturday morning!
Candle Light Vigil for those affected by the shooting at the Oak
Creek Sikh Center
1. Sikh Center of Buena Park
2. UCI at the Flagpoles
What an amazing night of togetherness! No one should be left alone to
Peace Sunday/Peace Fest
We made note cards for the Jewish Temple in Long Beach that was
Note Cards for the Community
We collected note cards to send out to the Sikh Community in Oak Creek,
the Muslim Community in Joplin and Ontario. The cards were sent out in
late August. We've already received a reply from the Ontario mosque. It's
really nice to know that a simple note card can go a long way for someone!
Thank you to everyone who participated.
Irvine Global Village Festival
Sept 29, 2012. Our kids performed on the World Religions stage with their
version of "We Are Drops". The performance was fantastic and the mayor
of Irvine came just to watch them! If you missed us this year, we'll be back
CROP Hunger Walk
Oct 28, 2012, raising funds to end hunger locally and internationally!
Nov 18, 2012 - The Kids performed at the Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith
Council's annual celebration at the Church of Christ, Science at Newport
OC Rescue Mission
Nov - The kids collected candy and submitted their collection to the Rescue
Dec-The kids collected and submitted toys