Southwest Community Center Ministry

"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink...I needed clothes and you clothed me...Jesus said, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me..." - Matthew 25:34-40

Annual Adopt an Angel Project

Each Christmas season, the people of Mount of Olives Church adopt about 250 people (angels) who make up 45 families who regularly receive support from the Southwest Community Center in Santa Ana. 


Participating helps show these families God’s love by giving a gift at Christmas — often these are the only gifts these families receive. We also supply each family with a grocery giftcard to provide a Christmas Meal. 


Gifts collected late-November and early-December and distributed by Southwest Community Center at their Christmas party for the families they serve. 

Southwest Community Center

1601 West 2nd Street, Santa Ana, CA
714-547-4073 | swcommunitycenter.org

SWCC's Mission:

  • SWCC Provides hot meals to 10,000 hungry men, women & children each month in Orange County
  • Distributes food bags, clothing, and household goods
  • Job referrals and documentation, transportation, and emergency housing assistance
  • Children's holiday parties and summer field trips


Ways that Mount of Olives Can Support This Mission:

  • Support SHARE food drives on the 1st Sunday of each month at MOO
  • Provide hot meals for lunch every 4th Thursday for 100 people at the Santa Ana Kitchen
  • Drivers to deliver food on designated Thursdays
  • Deposit non-perishable food items in the Samaritan Box in Worship Center if SHARE drive date is missed
  • Adopt An Angel program at Christmas whereby approximately 250 individuals can be 'adopted' by MOO members by providing gifts and gift certificates at local grocery stores
  • Help sort and package Adopt An Angel gifts and deliver to Southwest Community Center
  • Monetary support


Mount of Olives Contact:

Arlene Forrest - 949-581-3062