October 2021 Newsletter

SC Outlets Shopping Extravaganza Fundraiser Supports Non Profits like Community Outreach Alliance

Please Support COA!

By choosing COA you’re helping us save lives.COA’s programs offer local youth ages 11-30 indoor and outdoor activities in a drug and alcohol-free environment with the goal of providing guidance and mentoring toward making healthy choices. During weekly activities, we strive to strengthen the relationship between youth and positive mentors while raising self-confidence. It is our firm belief that, when offered opportunities to develop skills and talents in a sober environment, young people will acquire a more positive self-image, stronger work ethic, and a hopeful outlook on their future.

Steps to Take:

  1. Click HERE to Purchase Tickets for $35 ($25 goes to COA). Tickets May Also Be Purchased at the Outlets for $40. Choose COA as your nonprofit
  2. Purchase 2 or 3 extra tickets to give to your friends
  3. On October 9th, check in between 10:00 and 1:00. With 100 attendees checking in before 1:00, COA gets to share in the prize drawing pool!
  4. Check Your 2 Scratchers for Prizes (Most tickets are winners!)
  5. Enter to Win over $45,000 in prizes, including gift cards to more than 60 stores
  6. Enjoy Your Private Catered Lunch, VIP Wine and Cocktail Tasting, Entertainment and more
  7. Shop exclusive discounts at participating stores
  8. Tell Your Friends
  9. Know Your Support is Greatly Appreciated

If you are unable to visit the San Clemente Outlets, please consider making a tax-deductible donation at https://communityoutreachalliance.com/donations/

We need help with a Volunteer at this event

11:30 – 3pm tending the COA Booth
Email Joanie if you are available coamusicperformers@gmail.comNeed community service hours?
Love to work with people?
Looking for ways to give back to the community?

Long-Time COA Leader and Biking Mentor Mike Russel is moving away.

Come down to Ball Park Pizza Friday October 8th  6-7:30pm to stop by to say Best Wishes to this legend. He will be missed!

If you have been lucky enough to join us at any of our COA Club Biking outings can you please spare a few minutes to answer a few questions? We would love to hear any feedback and comments! Click here to leave us some comments.

Upcoming Open Mic Night Dates

Friday Oct 15th

The San Clemente Baha’I Center
3316 Avenida del Presidente
San Clemente, CA 92674
OPEN MIC San Clemente Baha’i Center!
Come check out our open Mic night!
Make sure you sign a waiver before attending that can be found on our website or in our mobile app or by Clicking here.

Flyer design by @neoprene.dream

Interested in performing?

IF a COA Performer invites someone to perform for COA for the first time-email Joanie to confirm PERFORMING SPOTS for both! Contact Joanie at coamusicperformers@gmail.com

Excellent Performance by Sydney Noelle accompanied by Coy Wilson at SC Car show put on by San Clemente Downtown Business Association Started off with Color Guard Ceremony and the National Anthem by COA Performer- Sydney Noelle! Many came by the COA Community Outreach Alliance booth!

EXCELLENT Talent at OPEN MIC at San Clemente Baha’i Center with awesome host-@Luke Giannelli! @thesophiechannel @the.tommy.channel from band @the.band.infinity The following that performed have all said “Yes” to being a COA Performer! @therealmeganb @voracitymusic @nathalia.nicolalde @hadleybellemiller

Aubrie Reichert sang the National Anthem at the Hardman Invitational led by Mike Russell who also rides with the Teens on Wed. 5:00pm COA Biking Club activity with leadership by Jennifer A. Aquino Check out link to SIGN UP:


Get a Video of You Performing on our Instagram Page!

Here’s How:

  1. Submit your 30-59 second video through Instagram dms (messaging)
    – make sure your video has no wording or logos on the video
    -make sure your video is sent directly to the dms from your phone NOT as a forward from your Instagram account
    -all videos should be COA appropriate
  2. Once your video is received through the Instagram account it will be approved and scheduled.
  3. We will only post one video a week and the videos will be scheduled and approved in the order in which they come in to the best of our ability.


Do you need groceries?
Free food distribution for those in need without identification!
No questions asked! At no cost!

The San Clemente Baha’I Center
3316 Avenida del Presidente
San Clemente, CA 92674


4.30 PM TO 6.00 PM

October 18th

November 1st, 15th and 29th

December 13th and 27th

 COA Food Connection ~ Who we are, What do we do and How do we do it…..

The COA “Food Pantry” consists of volunteers who strive to feed people locally, people we may know or see every day.  They are a team that is committed to assisting those in need and generally doing positive acts to help our community.

Where do we get the food?

Every Tuesday and Thursday morning (8:00 am), we have volunteers who “pick up” donated groceries from Gelson’s, Ralph’s, Target and Walmart and transport them to the pantry to be sorted, stored or distributed that day.  We receive a lot of fresh deli items that need to be distributed asap.  Volunteers routinely take car loads of food to areas we know are in need, all local.  This usually takes a couple of hours in the morning and we always need volunteers to keep things running smoothly.

Currently, food distribution is done in two ways:

Every other Monday afternoon/evening, COA sets up a food distribution at their current pantry location, The Baha’I Center, 3316 del Presidente, San Clemente, CA 92674.  This event is directed by Sylvia Hassard-Johnson, one of our lead volunteers.  We always need help setting up and working at this event, and everyone is welcome to “drop in” and lend a hand!  Set up begins at 2:00 pm, distribution is 4:00-6:00 pm and cleanup afterward is less than an hour.  Volunteers are not expected to work the entire time as we rotate volunteers.  We appreciate any time you can spare to make these food distributions successful!

On the 1st and 3rd Thursday every month, Food Connection provides shopping in a pantry setting at Cotton’s Point Senior Apartments located at 2358 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672.  We literally “pack up the pantry”, do our pick ups and set up an outdoor marketplace where the seniors peruse the items and pick up what they want.  This is where our volunteering entails more than just feeding seniors.  Many of the seniors do not get out of their apartments much, so they get a chance to socialize together, something they never did prior to our participation!  We have been doing this for almost 5 years and many of the seniors have become family to us.  Prior to Covid, twice a month we provided a homemade lunch/BBQ in their rec room, followed by bingo, games, music, prizes, etc.!

If you are looking for an opportunity to volunteer, we certainly hope you will give us a try.

We have a solid core of volunteers that we know we can count on and hope you will consider joining COA Food Connection.  In addition to serving our community, we sure manage to have a lot of fun while doing it and great relationships have been formed at “The Pantry”!

Please complete the  online waiver here

You can sign up to see Volunteer Opportunites at this link

A Truck, SUV or Van and Driver is needed for Food Connection!

A truck, SUV or Van and Driver is needed to go to second harvest in Irvine
to be there at 1:15pm every other Friday, load up and drive to the The San Clemente Baha’I Center and unload

Finish as soon as it is unloaded 3pm latest.

Let us know if you can help!

BILY (Because I Love You)

BILY (Because I Love You) is  a parent-to-parentsolutions-oriented program and equips parents with the tools needed to
regain control of their home, establish structure, and find the strength to develop new, cooperative family relationships.