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Excel Visits the Village of Hope

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Excel Packaging is a team of compassionate packaging professionals. We regularly have the privilege of donating our time and efforts through a variety of volunteer opportunities. Founder Mike Sommers led through example at Excel Packaging, continuously working to foster a culture of engaging with and giving back to our communities. Over the years, we have frequently partnered with the Village of Hope, a residency program by the Orange County Rescue Mission. We recently visited the Village of Hope to provide some helping hands!

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Celebrating a great partnership!

The team met at the Village of Hope in the morning to receive our assignments. There’s always plenty of work to be done to keep the Village of Hope running smoothly for all the residents. Some of us were asked to help sort clothing donations. Others went into the kitchens to help prepare and then serve lunch. All of us had some great opportunities to work alongside residents, hear their stories, and share our own.

 

 

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Village of Hope in Tustin, Calif.

 

The Village of Hope is the largest of the 11 residency programs in Orange County run by the Orange County Rescue Mission. The Village of Hope offers a 192-bed transitional housing program for homeless men, women, and children. This multi-functional center also provides medical and dental clinics, a child development center, dining facilities, and a 290-seat chapel and auditorium. They also have a variety of other vocational and counseling classrooms.  Their goal is to provide a safe, supportive environment where residents learn the skills they need to transition back into work and self-sufficiency.

 

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The cafeteria at the Village of Hope

 

Our frequent interactions with the Village of Hope have been inspiring for the team. Even as we are taking time to help others, we are benefitting from learning, working, and connecting with them. Thank you to all the residents, staff and various volunteers at the Village of Hope for your invaluable work and for always welcoming us so warmly!

 

This is just one of many things that make Excel Packaging such a great place to work. Its all thanks to a great team of inspired professionals with a shared vision. Excel Packaging aims to enrich brands, communities and the people we work with. We bring that same passion for serving others to our clients! Call (949) 831-3900 today to speak to one of our knowledgeable packaging experts to learn more.