April 2 Update:

I’d like to thank all the neighbors that donated socks for the homeless. I collected 2 – 30-gallon trash bags full to bring to the pancake breakfast on March 16. We passed out socks to the homeless and they were delighted and thankful. It was such a joyful and humbling moment. Thank you for joining me in being the Salt of the earth and Light of the World! 
God Bless,
Mary Lynn O’Boyle

March 9, 2019:

Hello Glenbrook Neighbor!

Recently, I had the opportunity through my church, Cornerstone United Methodist Church of Placentia, to volunteer at a Pancake Breakfast for the homeless hosted by Fullerton First United Methodist Church in Fullerton. This was a humbling yet rewarding experience. It was a beautiful sunny but frigid cold Saturday morning after one of those big rainstorms that hit the Southland. The homeless eagerly flocked in for warmth, a hot meal, and prayer. I was dressed in warm clothing yet was still cold and my feet were freezing while I poured coffee and greeted each person with a good morning smile and small talk hoping to restore any hope, respect or dignity they may have lost along the way. My heart broke for these people and I was truly grateful for all that I have… you know, the basic things we take for granted. When the breakfast was over, I left feeling I needed to do more. With each cold and rainy day, I kept thinking more about these poor souls that I decided to organize a sock donation.

I am inviting the community to donate a pack of athletic socks (white, black or gray/ men’s or women’s) that I can bring to the next breakfast on Saturday, March 16. There will be a donation box on my front porch until Friday, March 15th.

Mary Lynn O’Boyle
220 Aurora Ave (corner of Eucalyptus & Aurora) Brea, CA 52821

“Start Each Day with a Grateful Heart”

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